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.
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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.
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!
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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.
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.
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
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.