4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 1, 2010 4:27 PM by luvlabs
psiebers Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Is there a way or an app that allows me to positively cache a wireless network's password after I have entered it once?

I switch between networks throughout the day, and for most of them I do not need to re-enter the password when my Touch connects to it, however the network that I connect to most often during the day is on a linksys wireless router. it has an insanely long password made up out of alternating numbers and letters, so it makes it an even bigger pain to have to retype this everytime I acccess this network...

Thanks!

Ipod Touch 3G - 32Gb, iPhone OS 3.1.2
  • rockmyplimsoul Level 5 Level 5 (6,180 points)
    It should automatically remember the password. If it is not, then perhaps the linksys router is set to hide the network's SSID (name). When you go to connect to the linksys, do you see the name of the network, or do you have to re-type the name of the network and the password?
  • willatx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have essentially this same problem. In my case, the network name, encryption type, username, and password are all forgotten. That seems ridiculous. Couldn't the iPod cache more, even with a hidden SSID?

    (Essentially same as http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2227313)

    Apple, please fix!
  • willatx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hey, this is weird, but I think I just found a solution.

    This time I tried connecting to the network in this way.
    First, it is always missing from my list of networks when I try to join.
    Fine, it's hidden, so I understand that.
    Also, I have left Ask to Join Networks ON.
    This time I just typed the name of the network and hit join (security was set to none).
    This network actually has security, but I just ignored that.
    When I hit join, it told me I couldn't join.
    But then it joined anyway!
    It looks like it's working fine for now.

    I still consider it a UI bug, because it says I couldn't join and then let me join. Weird. But all I have to do now is type the network name each time, which is way better than: select security and type username/password too.
  • luvlabs Level 4 Level 4 (3,610 points)
    If you tap Settings > WiFi > Other and then re-enter your network name, security, and password the touch should remember your hidden network. If it doesn't want to do that, then reset the network settings (Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings. The the touch restarts, log in via the Other method above.