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Cannonata Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
My wifi on my iPod drops about every ten minutes, and it's been like this since I got it. I have the touch 4th generation with iOS 4.3 and it still drops. Whyyyyy I thought iOS 4.3 was suppose to fix that. Some one solve this problem because it is very annoying having to go turn my wifi on and off every ten minutes just so I can use the Internet.

4g, iOS 4, iOS 4.3
  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (27,735 points)
    Have you tried the suggestions here: iPhone and iPod touch: Troubleshooting Wi-Fi networks and connections

    Especially check to see if there is a firmware update available for your router on the manufacturer's support web pages.

    To get better advice you should provide the make/model of your router and how it is configured (i.e., security type, etc).
  • Cannonata Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have a dlink wbr-1310, wpa
  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (27,735 points)
    That's a fairly old router which hasn't been receiving much support since ~2007.

    You can check for updated firmware for this router at D-link Support

    Click on "Support Resources". You will have to know which revision of this router you have.
  • gazerroj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My Wi-Fi drops very often also. I have to reset my router quite frequently.
    I have a 2Wire router from AT&T. My wifi on my laptop drops way less than the wifi on my iPod. My iPod often force closes when I am using the wifi. i have to manually disconnect and reconnect to the wifi usually about 4 times to get the wifi to work on my iPod. sometimes I even have to restart my iPod.
  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (27,735 points)
    gazerroj wrote:
    My Wi-Fi drops very often also. I have to reset my router quite frequently.
    I have a 2Wire router from AT&T. My wifi on my laptop drops way less than the wifi on my iPod. My iPod often force closes when I am using the wifi. i have to manually disconnect and reconnect to the wifi usually about 4 times to get the wifi to work on my iPod. sometimes I even have to restart my iPod.


    If both your iPod and your laptop are dropping connections with your router you should look for sources of interference, i.e., cordless phones, other conflicting WiFi access points, etc. If you are having conflicts with other access points you can try changing the channel that your router is using. This requires administering the router - consult the documentation that came with the router (or which may be available on-line) for how to do this.

    If these don't work and the problem continues look for a firmware update for your router or replace the router with a new router.
  • leov36 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    To the OP, I have the same router and same problem. After a few minutes of being connected to my network, i drop internet service, although the wifi bars are lit up and my settings say im conntected. I either have to renew my lease or turn the ipod off and turn it back on again to get a connection agian (just to lose it in a few minutes)
    So, have you figured this problem out yet?
    I never had this problem unitl last night when I upgraded my firmware and made my netwrork connection a secure one (was never secure before)
  • Cannonata Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have not firgued anything out yet, I'm planning to update my firmware to the newest one from 07 but if you change your encryption to wep it works fine but then it's not as secure as wpa which is what I have set.
  • shadow221 Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)
    this is firmware.ihave ios 4.3 and it dosen't do that to me so maybe each bug is differnt ipods.if it is you could restore before the update or wait for thenew one.
    hope i helped.
  • luvlabs Level 4 Level 4 (3,610 points)
    What you have observed really points to your router as being obsolete. Since firmware upgrades are not available, you best bet is to start looking for a new router.
  • hdlive Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    hey! have u figured it out yet. cause i'm also having the same problem. i'm right now downloading the firmware for my router not sure if it would fix the problem or not. please tell me if u have solved this problem yet. thank you.
  • leov36 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I ended up getting two ipad 2's (wife and I) and I couldnt deal with this problem anymore. Now all three devices were dropping the internet connection after a few minutes. I ended up just getting rid of the wpa secure connection and just hid my ssid. I know this is no where near ideal, but not having internet at all *****. Also by doing this, I am now able to actually use my airprint enabled printer with my ipod and ipads with no issue at all (which btw also did not work with the wpa2 settings) I dont know if buying a different router would have done the trick, but i actually like my old, "obsolete" router, its very fast and never had an issue with online gaming or streaming hd video. And after dropping well over a grand on ipads and accessories, i didnt want to cough up more money for a nice router
  • Cannonata Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have figured it out from help from Jim. If you have the same router as me all you have to do is update your routers firmware to 2.2 and it will work, so thanks Jim
  • luvlabs Level 4 Level 4 (3,610 points)
    Hiding your SSID is about as useful as closing your front door but not locking it. If your router allows it you can set up a "Guest" access that secures the rest of your network but allows people who sign on to access the internet. Note: this not available on all routers so check your documentation.

    Your best bet is to purchase a new router and secure it properly with WPA2.
  • Cannonata Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Nevermind it worked for one day then the next it started to drop again, so I don't really know why it's doing this anyone?......
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