4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 17, 2008 3:24 PM by Bmx045
worriez Level 1 (0 points)
Not possible to connect ipod touch to wireless network.
Belkin router, Xp PC and Vista laptop.
The ipod touch sees the network, tries to contact it; lock symbol
disappears and reappears after a few seconds.
After a few minutes, the ipod touch freezes and has to be reinstalled.
I read forum items on connecting ipod to wireless networks, but nothing helps.
Who can write simple, for all with this problem, what to do?
How to connect the touch to a wireless network?

ipod touch, Windows Vista
  • sciamannikoo Level 1 (0 points)
    In a common scenarios, your WiFi network should be working fine.

    First of all, forget Vista: if you have a router, this is you access point and your Vista PC is just a Pc connected to your router.
    Then, try reading deeply your router manual/user guide: this is usually the first place where you can solve your torubles

    - Check if you have a password set for the WiFi connection.
    - If so, use this password to connect your iPod or, if you don't mind, remove this password and set your WiFi network as a free (unprotected) network.
    - If you don't have any password set ony our WLAN and you're still unable connecting, check if you have any other constraint (for instance, in many routers you can select which MAC addresses can connect to the ethernet or WLAN).

    This is what I would do. But usually I don't have troubles connecting to a WLAN, once I know how it's set.
  • Woop Level 1 (40 points)
    I wouldn't suggest having an open network. Maybe just for testing, but otherwise it's not a good idea.
  • worriez Level 1 (0 points)
    Buying an ipod touch, I thought it would be plug and play. . .
    it turns out to be a labyrinth of WEP, WPA, TKIP, DCHP, whatever.
    I read somewhere that the password had to start with a $ sign,
    someone else said it has to be exactly 26 letters.

    Who knows the right settings? Apple hasn't, thats for sure!
  • Bmx045 Level 1 (5 points)
    I haven't heard that anywhere. I've connected to atleast 10 different networks, some with passwords, some without. A window pops up to enter the WEP key, and thats it. All the DHCP crap is related to your router and the computers on it, it should not affect your ipod unless you intentionally changed the router settings. (like manually assigning IP addresses)