Saturday, January 12, 2008

Ipod Touch Forum


Ipod Touch Tricks just got upgraded with a new TouchCrunch forum. The forum is for Ipod Touch and Iphone users.

I get about 30 to 40 emails per day from visitors asking for help.

So I thought why don't I spend $20 and create a forum where ipod touch tricks visitors can ask question and get answers from other and me as well.

What I would like you to do:

Go to Ipod Touch Forum and register. Don't mind the layout that is about to change in next few days.

To be added:
  • Touch theme
  • Easy Layout and Navigation
  • Various Ipod Touch Contests


PS:Don't forget about Ipod Touch January Contest. I will offer Ipod Touch Case worth $49 so subscribe to Ipod Touch Tricks feeds and don't miss any updates!

87 comments:

Pat D said...

Hello - I no longer have access to W-Fi on my Touch. The wifi box is "greyed" out...I can't do anything. Any ideas on what happened?

Anonymous said...

hi, i used to be able to access the internet, but all of a sudden it says. "cannot connect to wifi network" .
i have the wifi adress, but when i click on the arrow to the left of the network, it shows no ip adress or anything! HELP!
harry

Anonymous said...

someone sold me an ipod touch and i know nothing about them...but when i try to connect to wifi it just says "choose a network" and had a spinning circle thingy next to it...theres nothing to choose =[ so i cant get on internet or youtube

Anonymous said...

hey i got my touch today and it says the same thing that harry's said
i get the network, but it says nothing on the edit settings page thingy.

gantt said...

i'm dealing with the same problem. i cannot connect either. when i got it out of the box there was no problem at all. now, i can stand next to my aiport and i get zilch.

Anonymous said...

hey...on my ipod touch i used to be able to access the internet..but then it says "cannot connect to wifi network" and then it says to pick a network..but when i do..it doesn't work..or it asks for a password...and...i don't know the passoword!! please help me!! i want the internet back!!

Anonymous said...

i have access to wifi i have bars on my ipod touch but i still cant access internet, safari says cant connect to server, i have an ip address and everything but no access to internet please help

Anonymous said...

i have the same problem (i have access to wifi i have bars on my ipod touch but i still cant access internet, safari says cant connect to server, i have an ip address and everything but no access to internet please help)

the free wifi network comes up and itouch connects (full bars)- there is ni password needed. but then when i try to open safari or weather it won't work =(

Bill said...

Hello, brand new Ipod touch. I use a Bose docking system to listen to my music. Though it plays the music it will take all the remote commands to the Bose. Is there a way to set up the Ipod touch to accept these remote commands ??? Thanks

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

i just got my touch, and i tried to get on my wireless network at home, i entered my password, and my touch says it gets signal, but when i get on to safari it won,t connect and says"can't connect to safari because can't find server" do you guys have any idea?

jonalee said...

i guess evryone is having trouble with their ipod touch like me..
my wifi says its connceted but wen i try to go to safari or youtube or w/e it keeps saying "it can't find server"

andy said...

i need help i just got a ipod touch and i dont no where or how to find or get a password for wifi does anybody know what to do

Anonymous said...

i have an ipod touch and i connected to Wi-Fi with full bars but safari browser doesn't connect. Every time it says cannot connect and in the settings the IP add that i put (starts with 192....) changes to 169.... Plz help me!!!
If you can plz email me at shez_v08@yahoo.com
Thanx

Anonymous said...

Exactly the same thing is happening to me. Bought a new IPod Touch, configured it to match my eMac network, but 192. IP address keeps changing to 169. and can't connect!

A solution would be much appreciated.

Bill

azshu said...

Similar (maddening) thing is happening with me. For weeks I've been able to connect to the net via a wireless network. Then a couple of days ago I couldn't get to the net or to check stocks or weather or email-- altho the touch showed I was connected to the wireless network and the signal was very strong.
I had done nothing to the thing between the time it was working and when it didn't--no music listening, no picture viewing, no syncing--nothing. WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED?

Mig said...

Hi. I hate to bring up a painful and recurring theme, nut i cannot connect my new iPod touch to the internet. I chose my home network correctly, punched in my WEP correctly, and I am seeing my IP address and subnet mask showing up correctly...but still no Internet access, This is maddening! Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!!

Shannon said...

I first connected my touch with my wifi today, i can get on, but it kicks me off of anything using the internet after about 2-5 minutes! Very frustrating!! HELP!!!

Anonymous said...

on the ad for the ipod touch it says you can connect anywhere theres a internet connection... ok well im abel to use my own pass and my work pass to connect to those... but i went on a trip and i couldent connect... is there anyway to make it so i dont have to type in a pass to get the web up? cause it sucks that you have to know the password to connect... do they expect you to know every pass in the whole wide world?

Anonymous said...

i have a network . it just says to type in the password . and i dont kno what the password is . how do i fiigure that out .

Anonymous said...

Hey i'm just wondering whether the I pod touch2nd Gen has a prefered wireless channel? any help would be greatly appriciated Thanks

Anonymous said...

hey, not sure what to do to get started what is all this router and other stuff is where do i find out what my network is and what the password is

GR said...

Well, i brpught an Ipod on california and didnt open it till i arrive at my home in peru, the prob is that it shows the blue bars of wi-fi 8it dettects my wireless) but when i open safari it says "Safari cannot open the page because it is not connected to the intenet" but IT shows its connected...and when i took my Ipod to an Istore, it connected on the istore's wireless but later, i tried all over loads of hotspots, including starbucks and it happens the same as in my place...
Help me plz

Anonymous said...

help! my wifi says its conected, but then i go to safari and it says cant connect. none of my other internet aplications will work ether.

and yes i know im using my own router (2wire).

after i tried some "tricks"
now i dont have an ip adress

and last what is a vpn?

PLEASE HELP. email me at bigwaste7@yahoo.com

Rick said...

hi at my school i cant use a free network on my touch cbt can use it on my laptop. i dont have this prolem anywhere else!!
please can you help me

SuperDave said...

i have a problem with my second gen. ipod touch. at home i can browse safari, can check my email through the mail app, and all of that. heck!, i can even do all of that through the wifi at the park! but my problem is that at school, which also has wifi, i can do every thing but check my mail through the app. it will always say" COULD NOT CONNECT TO SERVER, OKAY?" no its not okay! i want my email to be ready at all times, not just here and there. and it sucks cuz im full time student and spend most of the day here. can anybody help me please. it would save my life!

Alex k said...

Hey, i've had my touch now for month's and not been able to access the net.. When i switch wifi on it is seeing my router and has a perfect signal.. Is the touch suppose to find the routers ip address automatically? I've switched the router off and touch off like you said, ive tried putting the ip address in manually but still no joy.. Any help would be greatly appreciated.. Alex alex@kubas.wanadoo.co.uk

Anonymous said...

Hi there, ive got the same problem as a few others i get full signal when i connect to my network and it says i have full signa but when i try the safari it says it isnt connected ive tried turning off the router etc like you said but it still doesnt work?Any help will be much apprieciated Dibsy18@Hotmail.co.uk

Anonymous said...

hello, i am connected to the Wi-Fi on my iPOd touch, bit when i click on the internet it says i am not connected to the internet.
please help.

Anonymous said...

hi,I can't access anything that uses data even though the three bars appear on the top.I put in the password and everything and has the check next to it but still has the lock sign.This happens everywhere I go,even with the IP address.Any suggestions?

Anonymous said...

i used to be able to access the internet, but all of a sudden it says. "cannot connect to wifi network" .i have the wifi adress AND PASSWORD...I HAVE 2 IpOD TOUCHES 1 works but the other wont...i need them both to work but i am having huge trouble w it..internet...everything else works fine...i read your pae and others for troubleshooting but cant find a solution if you can help it would be greatly appriciated...thanks alot, Matt, you can reach me by email or on this page but i dont know how to veiw the post you send back...my email is esfjsoci@live.com thanks again bye.

Anonymous said...

I just got an ipod touch..I can connect to my work wifi just fine but I constantly have to reestablish a connection at home. Now I do have to connect to my laptop which is wireless to move videos etc over so this may be the reason if it is how do I stop it from doing that?

Nikki

Anonymous said...

I had a power failure in the house. Re-start and power up my PC but lost Wifi on my Itouch. Your suggestion to first power off the modem, PC, and itouch is helpful to get wifi re-connected. Especially the part for a true Itouch power off for 4-7 seconds and slide the power off to the right on the Itouch. Hope others can learn from it.

Anonymous said...

hey my wifi for some reason wont work. when to go to settings then my wifi box is grey and says no wifi whereeve i am even if im next to a router... what is worng?

Kayla said...

My boyfriend bought me the ipod touch 1st gen 16gb lastnight and when I got everything situated I was able to get on the internet. There was a newer software that was available and so I downloaded it and now I cant get on the internet. I called tech support and they kept tellin me that its cuz of the wi-fi...why was it working for me before I downloaded the software and now after I downloaded it...it doesnt connect. It doesnt even find one. My friends works just fine.

Anonymous said...

Hello, I have an ipod touch and like all of the other people leaving comments, I have lost my wifi connection on my ipod. I got it for Christmas and it worked just fine. Now, within the past week, it just stopped working. How do I get it to work again? Should I send it to Apple and get it fixed or take it to the store?

Anonymous said...

I cannot connect to my home wireless. I have contacted Apple and Linksys (router) and no one can figure this out. I have a strong signal but will not download content. Would like to someone assist me in troubleshooting. I have done the "hard reset" of the router and iPod .. I'm running out of ideas.

Stéphane said...

My Ipod Touch would connect to airport wifi (three litle bars appear) but not the internet. I solved this running the Airport Utility application. Tok me a while to figure out this simple solution!

dude said...

hello, i have access to the internet wifi, but when i go onto the internet it say that you are not connected to the internet.

dude said...

i have a ipod touch i get wifi in my house but when i go to other places i get wifi but,im unable to access the internet, but all of a sudden it says. "cannot connect to wifi network"

Karen said...

I have verizon wireless broadband service on my laptop computer. Should this provide a network for my ipod touch to connect to? If so, do I need to type in a name for "other network"?

GEO said...

This is for all the AT&T wireless home network users out there that have a 2WireXXX wireless router box. I, like so many of you, have tried just about everything to connect tto the internet with my ipod touch. But this worked for me. First, Your IP touch needs to recognize your home network (settings, Wi-Fi). Under Choose a network, you should see your router name, mine happens to be
2wire648. Hopefully these steps will help you get connected. Other users of different routers may try the same thing. 1. reset your network settings on the iptouch. (SETTINGS, GENERAL, RESET, RESET NETWORK SETTINGS). I had my ip touch hooked up to my computer durning this process. Let the ip touch reboot (this is automatically done). 2. At the main menu touch (settings, Wi-Fi,) ensure that your ip touch wifi is turned on. Now look at choose a network, you should see your home network listed. select it. 3. when it asks for a password (this is the key to the whole process)type in the (Custom pass key,or the security key,or the Default encrytion key, it can be named any of the above). This password is NOT your home network password that you sign in with, it is not AMIN or 1234 or any crazy number that someone else came up with, it is not the wep key. The Password is,in my case a numeric number that I used to set up my router with my computer on the home network. Mine happens to be a 10 number security key. You can find it on the bottom of the 2wire router box (5378837763). Good luck, I hope this helps at least one person out there.

deathnote72 said...

well everyday i would use a router and now all of a sudden i get all 3 bars and then when i try to connect to the internet it says it "has no network connectivity" and whenever i try i different router it does the same thing......ohh and another thing its not my router and idont know who owns the router.....anyone have any advice?????

Anonymous said...

hi-pls help me with my ipod touch,bcoz im here in a wifi areA but i cant surf safari..it shows that i am Connected but i still cnt Do anything even if i go to some app's that Needs To be Internet connected...PLease Its a new Ipod..I just bought it yesterday HELP thanks. HELP ME PLSS

Anonymous said...

Hey im having trouble with my Wi-Fi also. I am getting to the wi-fi screen and find my acces point. Then when i click it and type my password in it says that it is incorrect. I have a laptop and the same password is used. I have checked and checked again and it still won't work. Any help?

Anonymous said...

i had wifi connection yesterday but when i brought it to school, and tried to connect it would, not that im home it wont pick up my sonnection at my house. any ideas??

nick

Anonymous said...

In WiFi settings as DNS I wrote: "208.67.222.222,208.67.220.220" (OpenDNS) and it is finally working without troubles, so try it

josie treggy said...

heeey .
i'm trying to figure out how to get my password for my wifi network ,
but i have no idea what it is .
how do i find my password ?

Anonymous said...

hi my ipod does not connect to the wifi my computer picks up the wireless connection but the ipod wont so i kinow the connection is available but i really dont know what to do.

kduggar said...

Our router at work has WEP with a key 2. Anyway to work that on an ipod touch?

Thanks

Anonymous said...

hello, i recently gotten an itouch. i connected it to the wireless connection at home. however, when i opened safari, the only website i can manage to access is msn homepage, mobile msn, yahoo homepage and my internet service provider page. i am unable to do any searches on the homepages too.

thanks (:

Anonymous said...

Helloooo :)
so people who are having problems with the wifi password!!
solution.. put in "guest" and it should let cha in

Anonymous said...

i had the same problem. I was on wifi but i couldn't access the internet. Try changing your DNS in the wifi settings (by hitting the blue arrow next to the network name). You could either clear the DNS field or add another DNS, like Open DNS (208.67.220.220 or 208.67.222.222). it worked

Anonymous said...

Hi - I just bought my new itouch last week and i'm curious to know, 'do you have to have a wireless router to access wi-fi on the touch?'
Thanks again - please reply soon!

Anonymous said...

I'm trying to connect to the internet and my router comes up but i've typed in my password many times but it still isn't working. Any ideas?

Chris said...

my address is there but when i put in my password i cannot press join it is greyed out...but if i add an extra letter i can...but how can my password be to short if it works for my laptop?

Paul Richardson said...

Just trying to connect my iPod touch to my wireless router. I am getting a strong signal, and other devices in the house connect automatically, without manual configuration. When I go to settings DHCP is selcted, there is an IP address and subnet mask. Other fields are blank. Should I edit any of these fields? Should I configure my modem, or router? Or...?

Anonymous said...

I have a new ipod touch and can access internet on any open networks. I cannot access internet at home. Having same "password" problems as everyone else. I had cable people out to house, spent an hour on phone with router people, have reset everything (modem, router, itouch) multiple times, changed passwords over and over. I finally called Apple and they couldn't get it to work either- said it might be a compatibility problem with new itunes version and my router. Suggested I take my itouch to local Apple store. I asked if they had multiple complaints about this and said no, not really. Obviously, they haven't seen this blog! Help if you can!

Anonymous said...

hey so my wifi is not working it connects to the network and everything but when i go to use the internet it shows up with "cannot connect to server" or "server has timed out" nnow my wirless internet does work everywhere else but not at my own house the wirless is a secured network i kno the password it just seems not to work

Anonymous said...

e connection and things but not the password .. i have tried with the backside of router too .. none works .. help me to use WiFI plzzz

password is the prob

Anonymous said...

After having lot of head ache finally mine started working at work. IT department guys have to help me out... I went static screen on iphone and keyed in ipaddress,subnet mask, router and dns info... it worked like a charm...

CB said...

I have an ipod touch 8gb 2nd generation. I just recently got wifi set up in my house, and my ipod touch will not connect to it. I put in the correct password and it says it is unable to connect. My ipod touch wifi connects works when I am at my job and all wifi hot spots. I restored it to its regular settings and it still does not work at home on my wifi connection. It should. Why isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Okay, So I got my ipod touch Yesterday, I started using it registered ect. Got some music, I went to go and Use my wireless d-link to go to the apps store, It was all good The Ipod found the network and went to connect. Put in the Wpa key. then I got the Unable to Join network "Network Name", I tried to put in the Ip, Subnet, router ect. but It still wont work, my Ipod is up to date and the router is up to date aswell please help.

Anonymous said...

I've had my iTouch since May and love it! I just upgraded the OS and (maybe coincidentally) my wi-fi is acting funny. I can connect to the home network when standing in the same room as the router but as soon as I leave the room the connection drops.
>My wife's iTouch (same OS version) doesn't have wifi problems and updated the OS.
>no recent changes to the router or the router's location

Any ideas?

katrina said...

hey so i just got my iTouch yesterday and i have wifi at my house i know i do but i dont know the password and i dont know how i would figure that out....i have a gateway computer

katrina said...

hey i got my iTOuch yesterday and i have wifi in my house i know i do but i dont know the password how would i figure that out...i have a gateway computer

Anonymous said...

I believe I have found the solution to the problems surrounding wifi problems, I was having the same issues with mine. It would not connect to the internet even though It was connected to the modem. The process is very simple
1. Go into settings
2. go to wifi
3. click on the little arrow next to the network your having problems with
4. Click on forget this network
5. Go back to select wireless networks
6. Click on the network your having problems with
7. enter your WPA or WEP key (its the network key you use to connect to the modem
8. It should connect to the wifi and the internet

I hope this helps some people

Cpt_Angelous

Anonymous said...

someone said" Anonymous said...
i have access to wifi i have bars on my ipod touch but i still cant access internet, safari says cant connect to server, i have an ip address and everything but no access to internet please help" and i am having the same problems i cant connect to my dlink at my home but i wont let me do any internet or apps that involve inter net i try restarting my ipod and the dlink and it still wont work please help me

Belinda said...

Hey, my Wi-Fi's been perfect for ages, but now I have exactly the same problem as a few other said earlier: it says I'm connected to my usual home Wi-Fi, full bars, but I can't access a thing that requires the internet! It says Cannot Connect (Invalid Argument) usually. Help!!
Belinda

buzzman said...

I brought my Ipod touch to the apple store twice because I can't access my home wifi even though my old ipod touch can!I entered the coorect password WEP and it shows connectivity check mark but I can't open safari or anything else.Of course it works in apple store

Anonymous said...

I have the same problem right now. Ok guys, did you update or restore you itouch? Because I did and ever since then, I can't connect to wi-fi at all. When I go choose a network and punch in my password, it always says "Blah blah blah unable to connect to network" Even when I'm at home and I'm close to my router it doesn't work. Screw that update! DX

Anonymous said...

HELP!!! I have an ipod touch that won't connect to wi-fi. My home wireless network appears when the ipod searches for possible connections but when I enter in the access code I continually get the error message "unable to connect to the network dlink." I am 100% positive that I'm entering the password correctly..DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO FIX THIS?!?!

Kristen said...

HELP!!!! My iPod touch won't connect to wi-fi. My home wireless network appears when the iPod searches for possible connections but when I enter in the access code I continually get the error message "unable to connect to the network dlink." I am 100% POSITIVE that I'm entering in the password correctly. DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO FIX THIS?!?! Side note: previous options of "forgetting network" do not work because that option doesn't even show up on my iPod.

Anonymous said...

hi
i done all thats said on the website for the wi-fi and yet iet not letting me connect to the internet do u no why???

hannah said...

On my iPod touch when I pressed on the mail app it just went to my inbox and I didn't do anyting to set that up, but now I changed my password and when I clicked on the mail app it went in but it wouldn't update it because it said my email was invalid

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! My iPod says that it has wifi but when i try to access my safari, it just like doesn't come on. It says, "Invalid arguement!!!" PLZZZZ HELP ME!!

nikki said...

my wifi never works, i cant get videos, my email or go to the appstore. this is horrible! my password is fine and so is it when i log in the wifi, it just doesnt work


p.s. i am even by a computer when i do it

Anonymous said...

Here's a good article for iPod Touch beginners:

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/153-iPod-Touch-Tips.html

♥ ѕ т е ι ι а said...

hi, my wifi connection is good.
but whenever i tried to connect to facebook, apps store or even cine apps, i couldn't connect them.
May i know what is the problem here?

jason said...

For anyone using a router in their home and experiencing a connecting issue.Like the browser,apps,etc not working.Turn off MAC filtering on your router and try to connect after that. This fixed my problem. Good Luck!!

Rob said...

We have a weird problem - ipod touch was connecting fine to the home wifi with WEP key - then one day it stopped working and won't reconnect.

The annoying thing is that when it is switched on and in range of the wifi - every other device on the network loses connection to the wifi. It looks like nothing can resolve any DNS at all.

Switch the ipod touch off again and all the other devices start working again immediately! Seems that it is trying to connect and taking everything out with it as it tries

Any ideas?

sandoli said...

Pelo amor de Deus! Tenho um modem maldito Linksys WRT54G e não consigo navegar de jeito nenhum com o meu Ipod Touch 3G em minha própria casa!
Alguém pode me ajudar? HELP!

aeon : + said...

Hi, my iPod Touch can't remember our network password at home and won't connect to it automatically. Any idea how to fix it?

Anonymous said...

OK i ahve a 4g and well i connected to the internet and it said i was connected but when i go to use facebook/saffari/app store or anything that need the internet is said that im not connected but it will still show im connected! HELP!
please email me if anyone knows how to fix it.
halo3toptensmurf@yahoo.com

Lynette said...

I usually leave my ipod at home but today I went on a walk and when I came back I tried to get on an app and it said there was a connection error so I went to wifi and it said hpsetup so I changed it to my home one and it told me to put the password in and now it keeps saying its the wrong password when its the right one?

Anonymous said...

Hi, I used to be able to use ALL my apps but all of a sudden they ALL stoped working. Like I try to play an app then it would show me the tite screen then launch me BACK to the app screen. And I would TRY to use Youtube and Itunes but it would say "Cannot connect to wifi network" Then i wouold check my settings and it would say I was connected and its really getting annoying! PLEASE HELP ME!!! I have an Ipod Touch 2g And it was working PERFECT when I got it.

Unknown said...

I have 2 ipod touches.. And One of my ipod cannot connect
to the internet and its very slow...ive tried restoring it alot of times but doesnt work so i need help..
but my other ipod works And it can connect to internet.