I'm using an "N" router. I got my i-touch for Christmas I've tried different DNS, IP addresses, etc. I've spent hours trying to figure out how to fix it, and I have no idea. Why won't it work? Why did it all of a sudden stop? When I say suddenly, that's exactly what I mean. It had just loaded the google page the very first time i tried to get onto wifi and just as it got done loading, the "can't find server" message appeared. I'm thinking about taking it to the apple store and after 3 times i ll get a new one maybe after i get a couple of new ones i ll find one that ll work like it s supposed to.....
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The Linksys Wireless router is fine, but your latop is not configured for DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol). The computer is connected to the router at layer 2, whereas HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol), sits atop the TCP/IP (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol) layer, and seems to be trying to query the ISP's (Internet Service Provider) network for a nameserver (via DNS (Dynamic Name Service) protocol) that doesn't exist on the ISP's network. Configuring the laptop for DHCP and specifying no nameserver will fix this (the ISP's network will dynamically assign a DNS).
Its also possible (though a remote possibility) that your Linksys wifi router may be configured to disallow TCP/IP virtual circuits to/from your computer's IP address - but this is a really advanced capability of your Linksys wifi router - few know this capability even exists.
Connecting multiple wifi devices to the Linksys router should be no problem, just configure them all to interact with the router using DHCP.
Try assigning your laptop a static IP. To do this in Windows:
Open Windows Start menu.
Open Control Panel.
Classic view: Open Network Connections Category view: Select Network and Internet Connections, and thenNetwork Connections.
Double-click on your active LAN or Internet connection.
In the General tab, highlight the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) item, and clickProperties.
In the General tab, click Use the following IP address, and enter:
- IP address. The static IP address you want to assign to this computer (try 192.168.1.110 to start).
- Subnet mask. Subnet mask used by your router (try 255.255.255.0 to start).
- Default gateway. IP address of your router's default gateway (try 192.168.1.1 to start).
In Use the following DNS server addresses, enter all the IP addressses for the DNS servers your router uses (or you can try your router's address, probably 192.168.1.1).
That is easy. You have to change the Default Gateway.
Make sure you are running DHCP in the Router as well. Otherwise you may have to change the IP Address of the Computer to suite the New IP Address and its Subnet.
You have to go to "Network Connections" in the Control panel.
Go to the Wireless Adapter Section and Choose the Local Connection.
Right Click on Properties and the Double Click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
If you are using a "Static IP Address", Please change the IP Address of your Machine to suite the IP Address and Change the Default Gateway to the New Address (And then the DNS Server Address as well, if you are running DNS from your Router).
If you are running DHCP (You will see that the boxes are Blank and "Obtain IP Address Automatically" and "Obtain DNS Address Automatically" selected) this cannot happen. Then you have to check your Router's DNS Settings for the Internal Network. Make Suitable Changes.
If you have tried this only once and if you have the DHCP running try changing only the DNS in the TCP/IP settings. It may work. Or try to Release the IP and Renewing it.
Use ipconfig /release and then ipconfig / renew on a Command Prompt.
If you are running DNS and DHCP Locally, then you have to change their settings to Point to the Router.
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your desktop and itouch are working that means the router is working. Now on your note book check the IP address. It says connected to the network that means it should have IP address. Check the IP address, if it is a static IP address then set to using DHCP. Click Here for more info
Password prompted by Itouch is the WEP password. Make sure tht you restart the itouch and then try to connect to it.
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Please check you LAN settings on your router (DNS) - usually it is 0.0.0.0 (assigned by provider)
Make sure your PC is using DHCP (TCP/IP properties -> Obtain IP Address Automatically & Obtain DNS server address automatically). Try "ipconfig /all" at others computers and compare with your PC (look at gateway & DNS). See if you can ping gateway and then outside address.
p.s. To access your router open Internet Explorer and enter http://192.168.0.1/
If it is not working, check the default gateway address on working computer and use it instead.
you do have an account with an isp yeah? eg BT, Tiscali, Sky, etc etc having a wireless router does not in itself get you onto the net... if you have an isp already thats cool but is the router you have a broadband modem too? or does it need to connect to your existing modem? the reason I ask is DNS is dial up networking service and one of the reasons a DNS would not be found is if there simply was not one to be found
After fighting with this for the last couple of hours I have my ipod touch working with the netgear DG834G(v3) router. The fix is a bit odd and I am not entirely sure why it works but I thought I would share and hopefully it might help you out …
First I think that the WEP encryption simply does not work between these two devices and causes some very strange behaviour – the WEP 'authentication type' setting I had on the 'wireless settings' page was set to 'shared key' – I flicked this to 'automatic' & strength to ‘128 bit’ - hit apply and finally I found I was able to connect without an error message (after inputting the correct WEP key). Unfortunately the DHCP did not work correctly after this and I kept receiving IP addresses in the range of 169.254.x.x (an internal default) rather than my networks expected 192.168.0.x range.The Ipod touch couldn’t find any DNS servers or connect to the internet. To get round this I set the router ‘security options’ to use WPA instead (WPA-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-Shared Key)) instead of WEP. Set the new WPA password at the bottom of the wireless settings page - again hit apply - and configured the ipod to use the new password and WPA PSK instead of WEP.This worked fine – although it does mean I have to change the settings on all my other wireless devices around the house! The weird thing is that although the router isn’t using WEP encryption changing the 'authentication type' setting back to ‘shared key’ in the WEP menu breaks the WPA connection again – very odd? I blame netgear and their obviously crazy wep code :)