4777 Views 11 Replies Latest reply: Jul 30, 2008 9:22 PM by Anomalus
To completely honest with you, I don't know what DHCP is, all I know is that that setting on my iPod is automatic.
I have 3 (Currently two, sent one away) Xbox 360s that work together in harmony. They are all off now, and the computer I am using right now is connected wirelessly. I talked to a network administrator friend, and he doesn't know what could be wrong.
Do you see the router show up and you can't connect to it? or it can't find it at all. First test would probably stand right next to the router and see if it picks up. walk far away and see if it still does. From what i know, a G router has about 100ft distance an N has about 500ft (don't know much about routers either, i only know because i just recently updated my old wireless-g to a wireless-n a week ago). I had the same problem as you, though i was on the third floor while my router sits on the first. the ipod saw the router but couldn't connect. I widened the broadcast range and it worked.
I'll try explaining as best i can, since i don't know all the tech terms =P
1. open your web browser
2. in the url, type http://192.168.1.1
3. input username and password
4. go to the wireless tab
5. uder that, go to basic wireless settings
6 set Wireless configuration to manual
7. under radio band, select wide 40MHz channel
8. Make sure SSID Broadcast is enabled (default should be on)
9. leave the rest default
10. Save settings
This should widen your signal so you can be further away and still connect. However, if you are able to connect but keep getting dropped, see if there's another router in the area. If there is, there may be interferrence with each signal, move on to 11.
11. Change wide channel, this could be any number
12. change Standard channel, this could be either
13. save settings
This is the trial and error part since you'll be searching for an open channel that someone else may not be on so don't lose hope here! Hope that was helpful and understandable, if not, i'll try to explain better.
I thank all of you for your patience in responding to all of our problems.
I do, however, have a question about all of these wireless connectivity questions.
Why is it that I have an old (2003) Dell router (firmware as up to date as is possible according to Dell) that is able to connect to two desktops with adapters very successfully, two new Toshiba laptops very successfully, visiting friends laptops also very successfully and was able to connect the iTouch very successfully until 1.1.4 and, yet, is not able to deal with either 1.1.4 or 2.0? I have all security off, all of the IP addresses are fine, I can ping the iTouch from any other machine in the network.
I can connect in other locations, but not at home with the Dell.
I have read of one other instance on this board of a user who installed a new router and was able to connect his iTouch. I have considered getting a new 802.11g router. My wife gets extremely upset when I install new things and her stuff changes and, perhaps does not work. I would only upgrade to a new router at great risk to my marital status, given that everything works fine now, except for the iTouch.
I am willing to just accept the fact that the iTouch won't work at home, but I would like to know what it is that causes only the iTouch to fail? Either simple or technical explanations will be greatly appreciated.
Mine had to do with the auto wifi configuration setup from my linksys, i had to set it to manual to get the ipod to work. I'm not sure how the dell router works but maybe try that option if it's available. My desktop and 3 laptops connected without a hitch when i installed the router, but the ipod didn't until i changed the wifi setting.