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IPod Touch (iOS 5.1.1)unable to connect to internet

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2thebeat Calculating status...
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Mar 13, 2013 6:52 PM

Wi-Fi is on - Choose a network just keeps spinning - If I click on "other" "choose a network"  and enter the name of my home network, this is the message I get : Could not scan for wireless networks. and the only option is to "Dimsmiss"

Pleas help, this is very anoying because I used to be able to connect no problem but with constant updates, at some point it all went down.....

  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (134,880 points)
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    Mar 14, 2013 3:22 AM (in response to 2thebeat)

    Does the iPod connect to other networks?

    Do other devices now connect?

    Did the iPod connect before?

    Try the following to rule out a software problem:                 

    - Reset the iOS device. Nothing will be lost

    Reset iOS device: Hold down the On/Off button and the Home button at the same time for at

    least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears.

    - Power off and then back on the router

    - Reset network settings: Settings>General>Reset>Reset Network Settings

    - iOS: Troubleshooting Wi-Fi networks and connections

    - iOS: Recommended settings for Wi-Fi routers and access points

    - Restore from backup. See:

    iOS: How to back up

    - Restore to factory settings/new iOS device.

    If still problem make an appointment at the Genius Bar of an Apple store since it appears you have a hardware problem.

    Apple Retail Store - Genius Bar

  • Stokeyite Calculating status...
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    Apr 28, 2013 8:04 AM (in response to 2thebeat)

    Hi 2thebest,


    This may seem like an unlikely fix but I have had a lot of problems with this kind of issue. Something that I just noticed seems to make a difference is as follows.

    1. quit all apps (not sure if this is necessary) [double click home button, press an app at the bottom of the screen until a cross comes up, hit the cross to quit the app, do this for all apps.]

    2. shut down the ipod.

    3. restart ipod. when passcode screen comes up do not enter code immediately. wait 15 seconds or so. then enter passcode.

    4. wifi connects perfectly. [without the wait - spinning wheel/ scanning problems like you mention]


    don't know if this will help you?






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