3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 25, 2012 4:17 AM by Ingo2711
Ogre4 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

DHCP will show IP address and Subnet mask settings only. By moving the bar to STATIC I can enter all the network settings, but then as soon as I try to conect, it will tick the Network and effectively connect but not do anything. This is because it automatically reverts to DHCP all the time.


Is there a way round this. Why can't i enter the info when it's in DHCP mode? What is DHCP? But more to the point, why won't it connect automatically. Everything else in the house does.


Running IPOD 4 with 5.0.1 

Driving me completely nuts this thing.


So much for Apple technology!!

iPod touch, iOS 5.0.1, Not picking up our network.
  • Ingo2711 Level 7 Level 7 (21,020 points)

    Did you already try the troubleshooting here? iOS: Troubleshooting Wi-Fi networks and connections

  • Ogre4 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes. Thanks for your reply.That was the first thing I did. Airport has the latest settings,routers are fine, and all our other connected devices work 100% fine. I'm trying to set it up on my Brother in Laws PC and network because HE has an iMac


    By reading these forums, there is quite obviously a problem with owners/users who have upgraded to the latest version of software V1.5.0 so why aren't Apple putting ut some information to help with this? There clearly IS a problem.


    I'm not going tostart mucking about with, or **** up his home network just to get ths one evil device to work. I can use the Ipod out of doors away from home by using our HIGHLY RELIABLE '3' MiFi device. It connects to that instantaneously. If you haven't got one of these incidentally, then they really are excellent and can get a Wifi signal almost anywhere.


    What I cant get my head round is that as it does that, there is obviously no problem with the Ipod itself, just something which is stopping it from connecting to our network here at home?


    I still need to know if there is any way to enter the ISP and other settings using the DHCP section of the setting menu. If that were possible, then I could set it up, but it seems to be impossible to do it, because if you set it up using the STATIC tag, YES you can get a signal, but it won't connect to the iPod. If you then go back to the Home screen it reverts to DHCP, the connection is lost, all the settings disappear, and you are back to square 1.


    To say that i am somewhat p;ssed off with this thing is an understatement. As a first APPLE purchase, i am highly unimpressed.


    It's a new device that my late sister bought before she sadly passed away lasy year, without getting the chance to use it, but as it was never registered with Apple, the 'guarantee' has run out. So I'm completely on my own with it. It's not been a good introduction to Apple products, and it's highly unlikely that I'd ever bother with their products again as a result.


    As a ,primarily Windows ser, I've never, ever had this trouble setting up a device in my life, and i am pretty PC savvy.

  • Ingo2711 Level 7 Level 7 (21,020 points)

    Is the Wi-Fi signal sent by using the 802.11n protocol? If yes, set the Airpot router to use 802.11bg only.

    The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) assigns addresses that identify devices on your network. Once assigned, devices use these addresses to communicate with each other and with computers on the Internet. (The functionality of a DHCP server can be thought of as similar to a phone company handing out phone numbers, which customers then use to call other people).

    copied from iOS: Recommended settings for Wi-Fi routers and access points Have a look at this article as well and compare the settings of your devices.