Thursday, October 9, 2008

Ipod Touch Wireless Troubleshooting Mistakes

So far I received over 450 emails to help people troubleshooting Ipod Touch Wifi. And most common mistake was the WEP key mismatch. Itouch users instead of placing 26 character (128bit) long key they put windows-mac user password, email passwords, and passphrase.

Another most common mistake was connecting to some WiFi Router that isn't theirs. On many occasions I asked "Is the router you are connecting to, yours or your neighbours?"

Always check broadcast SSID (in router configuration page) before connecting to wifi via Itouch.

I totally understand that some or most people do not know much about WEP keys and I don't blame them! I blame Apple for putting so little information on how to use Ipod Touch or connect via WiFi.

Again if you need any help with your Ipod Touch , don't hassitate to email me

ilovetoargue at gmail dot com (by the way i do not love to argue)

12 comments:

Michael Bynum said...

Thanks for the info! I will keep this in mind when I use my i-pod. Appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

do not blame apple for mistake that people make if they just dont know how to use wifi is beacause they are dumb becaus is very very easy and intuitive

mary b said...

Just call me dumb...but this tip has solved my problem, thanks for the help.

Ipod User said...

the ipod touch is made for simple use and everyday usage. I fiqured this wifi stuff out by jus exploring and knowing my ipod. Not everybody knows electronics but this new ipod generation is supposed to be easier and faster.
If u have problems jus practice finding all the settings and stuff like that.

Fabian said...

Whoever you are, you solved the problem I had to set the Wi-Fi connection with my Ipod-touch even without subscribing to your blog. You are a genious! Thank you ever so much! And... yes, there are some of us that are not great with electronics, therefore, this pages help a lot!

Anonymous said...

bulyousWhere can I e-mail you? I'm having a problem that I can't figure out.

Anonymous said...

I have Linksys router. I tried WEP and WPA2 etc. They did not work. I made it work by setting the WPA on the router side and IPod Touch Settings.

Anonymous said...

hello i tried to log on to aim on my i pod touch but when i try to log it this appears "account is temporrarily rate limited due to exceesive number of sign ins"...Will this go away and will i still be able to log in? what should i do?

Anonymous said...

im sure youve heard this before, but My WiFi on my iPod Touch shows im connected but when i try to do anything with the internet on there it doesnt work..I have restored, reset the settings, everything to reboot my ipod and it still is not working..any ideas?

Anonymous said...

Please help me. My linksys router is set with wpa. isn't the password the "encryption key" It 22 characters long

Twitchy said...

I have a problem with the Wifi: i connect to my home wireless with the RIGHT password (we checked via laptop)but when i went to safari, it said "safari cannot load this page because it is not connected to the internet, when it is obviously connected to our network and the laptop and desktop work just fine and are connecting to the internet as fast as ever. This only happens in my home wireless and Powell's Books wireless, but it seems (or seemed)to work fine in Goodwill and the library. HEEEEEEEEEELp?

SugarBear said...

hey gotta question for you..my internet is working fine in my house and for 2 different computers but my wifi wont even show up on the touch even when i search for it..what does this mean and how do i find it?