I can connect to the internet but not to Itunes store, AIM...
I am running Vista and am having some problems with my connection. I use a Wireless router and haven't had problems in the past, but for whatever reason Itunes will not allow me to connect to their store. Furthermore, my AIM will not allow me to connect any longer. I downloaded a few other programs that will not allow my computer to contact with them either.
I am instantly getting the message 'Network Connection timed out' from Itunes store.
Itunes is not out of date. My firewall is set to allow communication with Itunes.
I even performed this remedy:
The "hosts" file may be blocking the iTunes Store
rename your hosts file to "backup-hosts." Restart the computer to
generate a new file. The hosts file is normally found in the following
I'm assuming my ISP isn't the problem because the store has always worked in the past.
my itunes wont connect i have xp and was told to turn off my fire wall but no hope when i go on my other logon it magically decides to work please help
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Well first you need to have an account with apple and depending on how you want to install it, if its from either the ipod or your itunes you will have to download the game from the app store on the ipod and once you download it will install itself. To do it from the ipod you will need wireless internet and your ipod will have to connect to your router. If you do if from itunes you will download the app from the itunes store and sync it to your ipod when you plug it in. Hope this helps.
<p>The iPod Touch iTunes Store requires an active Wi-Fi or
cellular connection service to work properly. Unlike the iPhone, Apple iPod
Touch has no ability to mobile data services. If you connect to the iTunes
Store on your iPod Touch, you must first connect to a wireless Internet
network. This allows you to enter the iTunes Store on iPod Touch and make
purchases directly on your handheld. <br />
<p>1. Click the "Settings" button on your home
screen. <br />
<p>2. Select "Wi-Fi." The Wi-Fi page loads. Slide the
switch to "On" position. A list of taxes Wi-Fi networks <br />
<p>3. Select the Wi-Fi is connecting. If you are prompted for
the network password, enter the password and click "Join." The iPod
Touch connects to Wi-Fi network you selected. <br />
<p>4. Tap "Settings" back arrow on the toolbar at the
top of the screen to return to the main Settings menu. <br />
<p>5. 'Store' select the tab. The page is loading Store. Touch
the "Sign In" button. <br />
<p>6. Select "Use existing Apple ID" from the options
pop-up windows that appear. <br />
<p>7. Enter your email address Apple ID and password in the
"Email" and "Password" field of the prompt signal. <br />
<p>8. Click the "OK" in demand for the iPod Touch
connected to your iTunes Store account<br />
This worked for me: Went into SETTINGS > Wi-Fi > Selected my Network (which my iPod said I was already connected to) > Selected "Forget this Network" (which disconnects you from your network) > Re-selected my network and under password, I entered the 'Security Key' from my Verizon FIOS Tech Wizard info and the device accessed the app store successfully.
Apple has made it harder and harder to use our ipods over the last upgrade especially. I am running itune 8 on vista home basic and I have the same problem. But since I repair ipods i put numerous ipods on this system and it doesn;t work that great with any of them. although I have found one solution that really has helped with alot of connection issues and ipod crashing in vista. I installed a usb 2.0 card in my computer and only use it for my ipod cable and it has helped. Most of the iPods and iPhones only will connect with a 2.o usb port anymore. So if you have a usb 2.0 use it, if you need drivers get them and reinstall them in your computer to get the fast usb connection. it is still slow in itunes but it's much better.
as for iTunes 8 and why it crashes, well it is an apple product. the don;t care about the ipod, it's a throw away product for them. They want you to buy a new one. But in this day and age, they should give us a break and start making the products so they are user friendly. Thats why Mac has never really exploded. They are too expensive and they don;t support their products. Even the Geniuses at the genius bars in Apple store done know **** about their own products, they just give refubished ****.
Turn off your windows firewall and try connecting again. If it connects then windows is the culprit. It shouldn't be your iPod, but it definitely sounds like a firewall issue or an internet connection issue.
The windows firewall is pretty harsh when it comes to programs that they don't endorse. also, If you want to keep your firewall on, open the security center and firewall, uncheck the box on the bottum to allow exclusion of http: site. It could be checked and only allowing exclusion of https: sites.
I'm pretty sure it was asking for your iTunes password. Have you created an iTunes account yet? You need that account to download pretty much everything from the iTunes store, including free apps like AIM. Signing up for the account is pretty easy. Follow this link: