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I have an ipod touch that I am trying to connect to my qwest wireless internet. I have entered the WEP key and it shows that I am connected but when I attempt to open Safari it says that it can't find the server. Can someone help me?

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  1. Turn on your iPod.
  2. If not at the home screen, press home button.
  3. Tap settings button.
  4. Tap wi-fi.
  5. If broadcasting your ssid, choose from the 'choose a network' list.
  6. If not broadcasting your ssid choose "other" under 'choose a network'.
  7. Under 'name' type your ssid.
  8. Tap 'security' if you are using security and select your security type.
  9. Tap the 'other network' button to get back to network setting.
  10. Type in your security password, which is your key in your wireless network setting. Important *you must use key 1* in wireless setting.
  11. Click 'join' after you have typed in your security password.
  12. Your network name (ssid) should show in 'choose a network' with a check mark next to it.
  • Use security with your wi-fi connection.
  • Use the first key password in your wireless network setup screen, key 2, 3, and 4 will cause the iPod touch to not connect even if the password is correct.

Posted on Sep 24, 2009

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