4707 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 3, 2010 4:36 PM by luvlabs
This was a common problem a year and a half ago when most people upgraded - but the fix is pretty much the same today. Based on what you posted, you worked around the edges of the problem but didn't quite get there. The fact that other devices connect doesn't really mean too much. The problem is you want your touch to connect.
Try the following (in this order) and check your connection after each step:
1. Reboot the router - just unplug the power cord for 30 seconds. Plug it back in and let it reboot.
2. Reset the touch network settings - tap Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network settings
3. When the touch is done restarting tap Settings > WiFi. If you have a checkmark next to your network name, tap the blue ">". If your device IP, subnet mask, router IP, and DNS are all filled in, you are connected to your network. If not, tap Settings > WiFi > Other and re-enter your network name, security, and network password. If you appear to log on, tap the blue ">" again. If your device IP is 169.x your router is the most likely source of the problem.
Things that can cause router problems:
WEP encryption - disable completely to troubleshoot. If you have to stick with WEP, use the WEP key in place of the password when logging on. Better still, change your WiFi security to WPA2-psk.
Outdated router firmware - check the router's website for updates to the firmware you are using and download/install it.
Hidden network name (hidden SSID) - since this provides minimal enhancements to your security, I would just broadcast the name. However, if you feel you need to hide it, you can try and see if you can get the touch to remember everything by resetting network settings on the touch and then logging onto your network via the WiFi > Other route and re-entering everything.
Apple tends to use the latest networking standards when it does major firmware upgrades and this seems to cause no end of problems to users who have older networking equipment. A three year old router that has never had the firmware upgraded may work perfectly fine with other devices and not with your iPod. Apple is not going to release a "fix" for this as they can't control all of the variations that occur in router firmware.
I have done testing and its fine when im connected as it doesn't drop connection now but the only problem is that after the iPod goes to sleep or i lock the iPod and it fails to automatically connect to my wifi after locking/going to sleep
but another thing i can't understand is why bring out an OS for every gen iPod touch except 1st gen but that's different thing
Message was edited by: Shnizzle
Sounds like you hide your network name (SSID). Either unhide it (near worthless as a security measure) or try this on your touch:
1. Reset your network settings
2. Log back into your network by tapping Settings > WiFi > Other and re-entering your network name, security, and network password.
This will usually get your touch to remember a hidden network.