Question about Apple iPod touch

1 Answer

Ipod touch has low wifi signal and will not assign an IP

Hi everyone, I am having a problem with my ipod touch, my Wifi signal is very low and the only way I can get it to connect is if I have it sitting directly ontop of my router and it works, if I'm more than 2" away from it then it drops the connection. or it will connect but not assign an IP so i can't browse.
I have tried with different router brands, at different places. I have reset the network settings, I have upgraded to the latest firmware (2.0.1 to 2.2). I have done a master reset which erased all the data and still the same thing.

This is my 2nd ipod touch, my last one was a 8GB and the wifi worked great so I have tested my network with that one and it's not the problem.. the problem is with the ipod it's self.

I have no problem taking it apart but before I do I'm just wondering if it's a common problem for the internal antena to become disconnected somehow? possibly from a drop.. (last owner could have done it) it's been like this from day one so i got a pretty good deal on it.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 150 Answers

Sometimes, usually happens when it's put together wrong though; happens sometimes. Be carefully taking it apart, the iPod Touch is snapped together, so be patient with it.

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

IPOD SHOWS IT IS CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET BUT WONT CONNECT TO ANYTHING (APPS STORE, YAHOO, GOOGLE ETC) aNY IDEAS?


Go to settings>wifi and tap the little blue arrow next to your network that it is connected to. Does it show that it has an IP address? If not, then you can try statically assigning it one by tapping "Static", and giving it an address that is not already in use on the network.

Mar 04, 2011 | Apple iPod touch

1 Answer

Wont connect to internet


To connect to the internet using wifi on the iPod touch, just follow the following steps:
Firstly, you should be in a wifi zone(an area where you can access wifi) or if you want to use it at your house with your residential internet connection, just get yourself a wifi router(shouldn’t cost more than $50-60) and configure it with your residential internet Once you are in a wifi zone, on your iPod touch, go to:
Settings > Wifi > Turn your wifi ON > Select a wifi network > Key in the WEP(only if asked for) > Connect
Once you’re done with this, you should get the IP settings and be able to surf the internet with no problem.
Note: At times when you’re too far away from the wireless router or a big thick brick wall is separating you and the wifi router, your iPod might show the network as available and you would also be able to connect to it, but surfing the internet using it would become a problem. If this happens to you, don’t worry, just move closer to the wifi router and it shouldn’t pose any other problems. Happy Surfing!
dont forget to rate me.....

Apr 05, 2010 | Apple iPod touch

1 Answer

Just bought one from my freind ,how do i get the internet working on it


iPod touch gets its internet from WiFi signal that it captures. If you don't have WiFi around you, you will not be able to connect to the internet.

To see if there are available WiFi connections around you, here's what you gotta do:
>on your iPod touch screen, go to Settings
>once the Settings window opens, you'll see Wi-Fi next to Airplane Mode (from the top). If your current not connected to any WiFi signal, it should say not connected beside it.
>tap on Wi-Fi and choose from the available networks on the list, but make sure that Wi-Fi is turned ON, first. If in case there's no WiFi signal around you, you still won't be able to browse the web.
>tap on any network from the list. often times, WiFi signals are secured, which means you should know the password to be able to connect, otherwise, you'll still get nothing.
you'll know that you're already connected when there's a check symbol on the left side of the network that you've just selected, and also, the WiFi symbol appears beside your carrier name.

Once you're connected, just exit the Settings window and go to Safari to browse the web.

For more iPod touch / iPhone tips, click here.

...

Feb 26, 2010 | Apple iPod touch

1 Answer

I just bought an ipod touch and I thought it was already set up for internet. How do I do that?


No, iPod touch have no way of connecting to the internet other than wifi (unlike iPhone that has 3G).
This means that there must be wifi signal around you before you can browse the web or receive email.

To check for available networks around you, on your iPod touch, go to Settings > Wi-Fi, then select the network that you want to use.

Often times, wifi networks are secured by a password, meaning, you need to ask permission to the owner of that signal to gain access. In a cefe for example, you can gain access to their secured network by simply asking the person in the counter.

For more iPod touch / iPhone tips, click here.

Feb 06, 2010 | Apple iPod touch

1 Answer

Ipod toucch to wifi it says connected but it wont....


The IP address is auto assigned. If you're having trouble with connecting on it, Try disconnecting it from the internet, then reconnecting after a minute or two, it may fix your problem.

Oct 17, 2009 | Apple iPod touch

1 Answer

I have a new 32 gb iPod Touch and I can't figure out how to connect to any open wifi in my neighborhood. I do not have wifi hooked up to my home computer. I thought you connect to a wifi connection...


go to settings and tap on "wifi" there you can change the settings for the wifi.
P.S. The ipod touch does connect automatically you need to turn it on in the wifi settings

Sep 14, 2009 | Apple iPod touch

2 Answers

Ipod touch 8gb is connected to wifi but not internet


if the internet connection isnt strong it will not work for me so get closer.

Aug 30, 2009 | Apple iPod touch

1 Answer

Wifi grey area


Here is a way that solved the problem for me.
Downgrade the ipod touch to firmware 1.1.4. You have to put your ipod into DFU mode ('not recovery mode) and you have to have an itunes version that supports this old firmware. 7.5 oder 7.7 i think.
to load your own firmware you simply hold the shift-button while you push the restore button.

After you have firmware 1.1.4 on your ipod touch, download the jailbreaker "Ziphone". This programm has the option to fix the "no Wifi" problem. Look in the advanced options.
In my case, this was the only thing that solved the problem. I tried restoring it often but nothing worked.
After Ziphone fixed your Problem, you can update the Touch to the latest firmware. Wifi was still working, at least for me

Jul 11, 2009 | Apple iPod touch

3 Answers

Do i need to be in a wifi area to get wifi on my ipod touch?


Yes, you definitely need to be in range of a Wireless router. I wish Wi-Fi was like phone service where you can get it anywhere you go, but that's not the case.

Feb 01, 2009 | Apple iPod touch

1 Answer

8gb ipod touch will not connect to internet when i have a full wi


Hi there,

You shouldn't need to change the Address or DNS.

On your wireless router, make sure of your Firewall settings (if there is any form of blocking) and it's security settings (eg, network name, password and security type etc). Once you are sure of it's settings, on the iPod go to Settings, then Wifi. In there turn off then on wifi. Allow it to scan then if it comes up with your network, select it then type in the password when requested and tap Join. If it doesn't show you need to enter it manually. To do this tap on Other then type in the Network name. It should now request a password (if one is set) and you are then connected indicated by the wifi logo in the status bar.

For more info refer to your ipod touch manual pages 90-91.

All the best.
Sean
PiDigital

Dec 27, 2008 | Apple iPod touch

Not finding what you are looking for?
Apple iPod touch Logo

Related Topics:

162 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Apple MP3 & Digital Media Players Experts

Ron Dufek
Ron Dufek

Level 3 Expert

398 Answers

Raisin Brann

Level 1 Expert

28 Answers

nexrad_chris

Level 2 Expert

117 Answers

Are you an Apple MP3 and Digital Media Player Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...