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WiFi Problem

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sillohsk8 Calculating status...
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Jun 27, 2009 7:47 AM
I am not sure if this is a problem or not, but after I put my iPod Touch (running 3.0, 2nd Gen) into Sleep mode, the WiFi turns off. Is there any way to keep it on? I need to have my WiFi on all the time. Thanks!
iPod Touch 2nd Gen 16GB, iPhone OS 3.0, iPod Touch 3.0 Final Firmware
  • Woggledog Level 4 Level 4 (1,870 points)
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    Jun 27, 2009 8:11 AM (in response to sillohsk8)
    It's always done this, and the only way to keep wifi active is to have your touch plugged in to a power source, otherwise is goes into powersave mode
    MacBook pro 2.5GHz C2D, Mac OS X (10.5.5), Time Capsule + TV 160GB + Airport Express + iPhone 3G
  • The-Organist Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jul 20, 2009 3:39 PM (in response to Woggledog)
    No, actually I don't think it HAS always done this - at least there must have been a way to turn it off. Under 2.2.1 my Wifi stayed connected during sleep time and collected emails, etc.

    I am finding under 3.0 that I have to manually connect to a WiFi network whenever I wake up my iPod Touch now - a real nuisance that I never had to.
    Quad-core Pentium 2.26 GHz, Windows Vista, 2nd Gen iPod Touch v 2.2.1
  • rockmyplimsoul Level 5 Level 5 (5,375 points)
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    Jul 20, 2009 3:57 PM (in response to The-Organist)
    The-Organist wrote:
    I am finding under 3.0 that I have to manually connect to a WiFi network whenever I wake up my iPod Touch now - a real nuisance that I never had to.


    What do you mean by having to "manually connect" to a network? Do you mean that you have to manually locate the network and/or enter your passkey after waking up the Touch? You shouldn't have to do that (with 2.x or 3.0) so if that's what you're seeing then it sounds like something is wrong. I've had all versions of OS from 2.0 through 3.0 and my 2g Touch always wakes up rembembering my network (assuming it is still within range). While it is asleep (not all the way off) is seems to continue receiving e-mail, but not after some (undetermined) amount of time.

    There is an issue where if your network does not broadcast its SSID then the Touch will forget, but that may not be your issue, and that problem also exists with 2.x.
    Windows XP Pro, "Cogito, ergo iPod."
  • The-Organist Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jul 21, 2009 10:13 PM (in response to rockmyplimsoul)
    What I meant by manually connect was that I had to select the wifihotspot after waking it up in order to have it join. Before 3.0, it would join itself back to the wifi hotspot without any action from me.

    SOLUTION: I have reset the security for all Wifi hotspots in our workplace to WPA2. The "manual" connection was only needed if the hotspot was WPA (didn't check WEP). Now my iPod works like 2.2.1 and it automatically connects again after being in sleep mode!
    Quad-core Pentium 2.26 GHz, Windows Vista, 2nd Gen iPod Touch v 3.0
  • The-Organist Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jul 21, 2009 10:14 PM (in response to The-Organist)
    Incidentially, another person with an iPhone had noticed this problem, and all is now well for them too.
    Quad-core Pentium 2.26 GHz, Windows Vista, 2nd Gen iPod Touch v 2.2.1

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