9 Replies Latest reply: Jun 17, 2012 3:36 PM by TrueOneDirectioner
bricampat45 Level 1 (0 points)

I'm having problems connecting to my home wi-fi using my ipod touch.  Any suggestions?


iPod touch
  • lllaass Level 10 (176,163 points)

    - What happens when you try to connect? Error message?

    - Do other devices connec to the network?

    - Does the iPOd connect to other networks?

    - Are you entering the first hexidecimal key as the password? Many routees have you just enter a paraphrase and the router gnerate four hecidecimal keys.

    - iOS: Troubleshooting Wi-Fi networks and connections

  • bricampat45 Level 1 (0 points)

    It simply states that I'm putting in the wrong password.  My laptop computer connects without any problem.  It will connect to an open network.  My default transmit key is set at 4 and I'm using key 4 hexidecimal but cannot connect.

  • lllaass Level 10 (176,163 points)

    Are yu doing this as specified in a sublink in the link I provided:

     

    However, if you must support legacy WEP devices and you have a newer (802.11n) Wi-Fi router, you may be able to select the WEP Transitional Security Network (WEP TSN) security mode. This mode will allow legacy WEP clients to join your network with WEP encryption while allowing newer devices to use more modern and secure encryption modes, such as WPA TKIP or WPA2 AES. If WEP TSN mode is not supported, then WEP128 with Shared Authentication should be used (with a single WEP key in key index 1). For compatibility reasons, WEP128 networks should use 13-character ASCII passwords. 

    For reference, "None" or unsecured mode, provides no authentication or encryption. If you use this security mode, anyone will be able to join your Wi-Fi network, use your Internet connection, or access any shared resource on your network. In addition, anyone will be able to read any traffic you send over the network. For these reasons, this security mode is not recommended.

     

    I aadded the bold since that may be your problem

     

    Above from:

    iOS: Recommended settings for Wi-Fi routers and access points

  • bricampat45 Level 1 (0 points)

    It worked.  Thanks for your help!  

  • cliftonfromrichmond Level 3 (785 points)

    From a security stand point, WEP is pretty weak, and there are several applications that will allow someone to sniff your network and "steal" your WEP password.

     

    WPA2 PERSONAL is much stronger.  If you decide to go this route, make sure your network name (SSID) and your password are not too long.  I had a heck of a time connecting to a Verizon FiOS router until I picked a custom password and shortened the network name.

     

    Be advised:  If you change the SSID and password you will have to do the same for every device/computer that uses your wireless network....  Can be a pain, but is well worth the effort....

  • bobjbkln Level 4 (1,475 points)

    Strongly concur that you should use WPA, not WEP security.  Note that my WPA2 password is 32 characters long, my SSID is 11 characters.  I have no trouble with this setup.

  • TrueOneDirectioner Level 1 (0 points)

    so uhm... i have internet and stuff at home... i don't know how to connect my ipod touch to my home wifi, but i have wifi on my ipod Touch but i still can't get on the internet... what should i do? and i just got this iPod yesterday.

  • lllaass Level 10 (176,163 points)

    Start a new discussion. Include what happens when you try to connect.

    Does the iPod connect to other networks?

    Do other devices connect to your network?

    other useful information

  • TrueOneDirectioner Level 1 (0 points)

    My ipod does connect to other networks, but it wont let me get on the internet, i havent bought an itunes card and i dont know if that's the problem