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Configure Wi-Fi on the iPod Touch

The iPod Touch is the music player that has it all – mail, Internet access, weather, YouTube, games, iCloud connectivity, and more. To get the most out of your iPod, you’ll want to set it up for Wi-Fi. This can be done in a few easy steps and we’ll show you how to do it.

Method. 1 Select from a list

1. Turn on your iPod. Tap the home button and swipe to unlock.
If your iPod is off, hold down the power button for a few seconds and then release.

2. If you are not on the home screen, press the home button.
Find the settings, tap them, then tap Wi-Fi.

3. Make sure Wi-Fi is turned on. Make sure that the switch is in the ON position and that you can find your network under Network ….

4. Choose a Wi-Fi. There may be more than one listed – make sure you pick one that you have access to.
If you are in your home network and your router is transmitting your SSID, then select it from the list.
Note: if you access a Wi-Fi in a café or elsewhere, you may need to enter a password. Ask the operator if they have a free Wi-Fi, and if so, then they give you the password.

Method. 2 Manual access

1. Select another network. If the router does not transmit SSID, select Other … under Choose a network …
Under Name enter the SSID of the router (eg MyHeimRouter).
If necessary, tap Security and select the security type.
Tap Other Network at the top of the screen to return to the Other Network view.

2. Enter your password. This is the key in the settings of your Wi-Fi modem.

3. Click on Connect. Once you have entered your security password, click Connect and you should be connected. The name of the network (SSID) should be displayed under “Select a network” with a check next to it.

Method. 3 Troubleshooting wireless networks and connections

1. Determine the problem. There are occasional issues with using your iPod Touch:
You can not find WiFi nearby or connect to one
The signal strength of the WLAN is weak or low
You’re connected to Wi-Fi, but you’re not coming to the Internet.

2. Try simple troubleshooting. Many wireless LAN issues can be resolved in a few simple steps. Try it:
Tap Settings> Wi-Fi , turn Wi-Fi off and then back on.
Make sure you’re in the signal range of the WLAN.
Confirm that your wireless router and your cable / DSL modem are connected and turned on.
See if other network devices (laptops, phones, tablets, etc.) can access Wi-Fi and the Internet.
Update your wireless router to the latest firmware.
Restart your iPod Touch.
If after all these steps you still have a Wi-Fi problem, then read on.

3. Connect to a Wi-Fi nearby. See if the network is available by tapping “Settings> Wi-Fi” and selecting from the networks listed there. Note: It may take a few seconds for the name of the WLAN to appear here.
When closed or privately configured Wi-Fi networks do not transfer the network name to Wi-Fi devices.
Connect to a closed or private network by tapping “Settings> Wi-Fi> Other” and typing the name of the Wi-Fi network and password.
Restart your wireless router by turning it off and then on again. Note: if your ISP also offers cable or telephone services, then check with it before attempting this step to avoid interrupting the service.
If you’re connecting to 802.11n Wi-Fi, make sure your router is configured correctly.
Reset the network settings by tapping Settings> General> Reset> Reset Network Settings. Note: This will reset all network settings, including passwords, VPN and APN settings.

4. Improve a weak or fluctuating signal strength.
Get closer to the wireless router or base station to see if the signal gets stronger. You may need to adjust the orientation of the antenna to improve transmission and signal strength.
Check for possible interference sources. Microwave ovens, satellite dishes, power plants, monitors, wireless speakers, or any device that operates in the 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz bands can all reduce signal strength. Moving the interfering device or your wireless LAN transmitter can help.
Remove your iOS device from the case, stand, or other accessory to see if the strength of the Wi-Fi signal improves. While unlikely, the stand may contribute to the interference of the WLAN signal.

5. Connect to the internet again. If you can not access the Internet while connected to Wi-Fi, try these steps:
Make sure you’ve selected the right network if you’re in a multiple wireless network location.
Make sure the Wi-Fi settings are correct. You can view and configure the Wi-Fi settings using these steps:
Tipe on Settings> WLAN .
Find the WiFi you are currently using and tap the> button.
If you have made sure that your settings are correct and the problem persists, try the following:
If the Wi-Fi uses a MAC address filter, you’ll need to add the MAC address to your wireless router’s address list. The MAC address for your device appears as a Wi-Fi address under Settings> General> About .

  • Always use security with your Wi-Fi connection at home.
  • Pay attention to the correct case of the SSID name if you use a hidden SSID.
  • For WEP security, use the first password in your wireless modem settings. 

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