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Cannot get wifi on ipod touch

Even when I am hooked up to pc My ipod shows a good connection to the wifi signal, but I cannot connect to the internet for ANYTHING, weird thing is I try to access my mail and it never shows that I do, but occasionally when I touch the icon it shows the new e-mails that I have received and I am able to read them. I have only had this ipod since November, it is now May, and I have several hundred songs, some pics, some vids, and some aps on here. Don't want to restore cuz a lot of the stuff I had got off my friends' computers. Any solutions out there other than a full resotre? Oh and I don't have a computer so can't just sync my ipod to itunes, and even if I did it would erase the stuff I have from other ips and comps, or so it tells me.

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  • pslms81 May 24, 2009

    My software is up to date, first thing I checked but it is fine. Very frustrated, as I got used to being able to check my e-mails and the local weather, along with many other things, quite frequently.

  • pslms81 May 24, 2009

    No apple store near me, got the ipod at Best Buy, and I have reset everything I can without erasing the content, the router has also been reset. So it sounds like I've done everything a nonexpert can, now I will need to deal with the problem, or deal without the ipod while I send it in to Apple? Bummer.



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I would make sure your firmware is 100% up to date via itunes. And if its not update it to the latest version, it might be a 10 dollar fee or so to update it, but its well worth it and that will hopefully fix your problem. 

Posted on May 24, 2009

  • MoveTwice May 24, 2009

    If thats the case I would try visiting a local apple store if you have one near you and they may be able to fix it, or you may have to send it in. 

    Also have you tried:
    on your ipod go to settings > wifi> your wifi network (tap on the blue arrow)
    then tap "forget this network"
    then turn off and on your wifi signal on your ipod and tap on your wifi network again.


    1. Reset the network settings for your iPod touch or iPhone
    ( Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings.)

    Lastly try resetting the wireless router if possible (if you can) you may just need to reset your connection to it. 

  • MoveTwice May 24, 2009

    Sorry to hear that, yeah thats probably the best/only thing you can do. 



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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:
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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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To see if there are available WiFi connections around you, here's what you gotta do:
>on your iPod touch screen, go to Settings
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>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.
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Once you're connected, just exit the Settings window and go to Safari to browse the web.

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