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I bought a ipod touch this week. When i log onto the internet function the ipod does not display the web site home page although the ipod indicates that it is picking up the wireless signal being transmitted by the router. I know the problem has to be at my home becausse the ipod works properly at the store and it was working at two different friends home. Both of these persons have linksys router. I acquired this router when I subscribe to my phone company's DSL service. My phone company is verizon. They provided me with the router and i have been unable to reach anyone in their tech dept. When I check the settings on the ipod it shows the following ip address and subnet mask #
IP: 169.254.215. 210
I have only one computer connected in my house. It is a HP laptop an dv6244.
One thing that i think i need to know is, if there is some type of internal password to change these setting???
I came upon this web site after
If some one has some possible solutions i would be very thankyou.
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  • troubled rob Jan 26, 2008

    Thank you for the suggestions, my router is brodcasting the ssid and the ipod is receiving it because there is a setting page that displays this ssid key code. i have been unable to pull up the setting page on my labtop to see what devicves are connected to the router and see other information like wep or wap codes. How do i get into this page of settings so i can try to enter that info into the ipod. Also is the MAC address also called the wi fi address?? I do know what it is.

  • Tyler Parson Nov 09, 2008

    I have the exact same router and i've been having trouble with it for a long time with my Wii and Ipod Touch. I'm sure the router works because I use my Laptop for it, but I think it might just be incompatable with the Itouch. For the Wii, however, it used to work (with a few flaws here and there) but up until about 3 or 4 months ago it stopped working on that too.

    I've been on the phone with Apple specialists for hours and they can't seem to do much about it either, so I think I might have to just switch routers.

  • ShatterForce Feb 16, 2009

    so i put in the mac address on my router settings it didnt work
    i have the verizon gt704wg router
    i use wep code and im gettig the same ip address and sub as first post
    it still wants to kno mi router, dns, search domains, and client ID
    ive tried clicking renew lease just getting nothing
    ive reset mi touches wireless settings and reconnected to the router multiple times
    i connect and get the little bars but when i click on stuffi it says not connected
    it works multiple other places but not this one




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Hi Rob

The IP address that the iPod is showing is a "self-assigned" address meaning that it has looked around for something to give it an IP (i.e. a DHCP server) but not found anything. There could be lots of reasons for this. First, on your wireless router, is it set to broadcast its SSID? If not, the iPod can't see it. Second, is the router set to act as a DHCP server so that computers etc can be assigned an IP address and the network info needed? Third, does your router have a setting to only allow connections from specific devices, normally identified by their MAC address? If so, you'll have to check the MAC address of your iPod and add that into the list. Finally, do you have security settings such as WEP or WPA encryption on the router that you need to enter the details of into your iPod?

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  • demas Jan 26, 2008

    You didn't say what router you have but most use a web interface for settings. If you check the make and model you can normally download a PDF manual from their web site that will explain how to do this. You will then be able to find out whether any encryption is used and whether access is restricted by MAC address. A MAC address looks something like this: aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff where the aa-ff are numbers or letters. What settings exactly is the iPod asking for?



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