Introduction: Fix IPod Touch WiFi Issue (won't Connect)

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Ok, this is really simple and it worked for me and my Linksys WiFi. 2 step is all it takes to explain to anyone how to fix this common problem.

Step 1: Find Your Router

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Find you router. This is pretty simple but good luck anyway.

Step 2: Boy or Girl?

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Now look at the back of your router...

...and locate the reset button. It's blue and set into the case...and says "reset" above it (duh).

Step 3: Lets Do This!

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Now prepare yourself. Look around for a pencil...and use it to gently push the reset button.

Now you are done! all you have to do is go on you iPod Touch>settings>WiFi>Choose Network> and choose yours.

Bask in the glory of technological understanding!



RayU8 (author)2017-06-20

Does not work!!!

blache24. (author)2016-07-26

God Bless Your SOUL! Thank you so much for this. I looked through so many different websites and tried so many different things, always skipping the reset router part because I wasn't sure how to do it, but this article was so plain and helpful and I FINALLY have wifi back on my iPod. I thought I was going to cry. THANK YOU

TheRrxing. (author)2015-11-18

I unplugged everything on my router with no luck BUT, I just pressed the reset button ONLY this time and it worked!


LeslieH4 (author)2015-04-24

Thank you so much, hours of screaming at Spark that they had changed the DNS, to no avail, hours of scouring the Apple webs, the bin was calling. But thanks to you 'pleb1' all sorted. No router resets, no deleting and adding accounts, no going through Apps, you are truly a blessing.

SGG1 (author)2014-12-09

I wish to see the last picture removed

QuinnI (author)SGG12015-01-25

I wish to see the last picture remain. I wish to see the second picture removed.

prunes (author)2009-12-27

I found with the IPhone and IPod touch, both of which I have tried with multiple routers seems to be the DHCP DNS information doesn't get put into the device. so what I have been doing to fix it is putting in manual DNS settings you can use or (Google DNS servers)

Robotika (author)prunes2009-12-27

I was having problems with connecting after we had blackouts occur. After putting in I've finally been able to connect again. So thank you for this! :)

alo0395 (author)Robotika2010-01-01

 how do you put it in

Robotika (author)alo03952010-01-01

Go to settings, network, wi-fi. Under "choose a network", pick the one you are using and hit the blue arrow. Then you can select DHCP, scroll down to DNS and select DNS and then  you can put in the setting. I put in and that worked out well for me.

I hope that description helped. :)

clever28451 (author)Robotika2011-12-27

how do u go to the blue arrow it doesnt show up on mine

twister88 (author)Robotika2010-03-30

Hey, thanks a lot!  I have been struggling with this for a day now and just happened to find this website.  Your instructions did the trick.  Thanks so much!!!! 

Robotika (author)twister882010-03-31

Yay! I am glad it worked out for you. Nothing worse than getting a headache trying to get things to work. Thanks to Prunes, again, for suggesting those settings.

logankiba (author)Robotika2010-04-25

thank you so much this worked like a charm

jvasquez4 (author)prunes2011-05-30

idid that, & its STILL not working . im becoming impatient with my iPod, can u plz help me out ?? PLEASE, idk wat to do . ):

mgonzales5 (author)2011-10-03

I tried resting my router it worked for like 3 minutes i got connected but it jst kicks me off i jst cant stay conected to my wifi??????

YAMAMA210 (author)2011-09-19

I have an Ipod touch that won't connect to my 2wire network. I have an at&t router & I've tried reseting everything. Nothing works. It keeps telling me "incorrect password". Any help would be greatly appreciated.

luvit (author)2011-06-24

dear sir, i regret to ask you to immediately remove those pictures, because i;m curious.

mcrater (author)2011-06-24

Aw man Thanx man i feel soryy for those people who still trying to connect their ipods man YOU ARE THE BEAST!!

imichelle (author)2011-05-30

hi where exactly do i put ? right beside DNA? or under the HTTP proxy under server, port or authentication. sorry... thanks!!

angelsvolleyball23 (author)2011-02-28

okay i had the same problems all u do is get in an area were u have the most wifi. ur location ur at is not getting enough signal or ur connection for ur ntwork is low. if that dos not work reboot the ipod. if this helped letme know.

jpugh93 (author)2011-02-17

I was so frustrated and was messing with my ipod touch for so long.. Tried everything.. Ended up coming across the bluetooth menu and my bluetooth was off. So I turned it on and it connected right away! Try it! It might be the problem!

pleb1 (author)2010-12-28

Sorry guys, still NOT connected....

pleb1 (author)2010-12-28

My iPod Touch Wouldnt connect to my new n dualband TALKTALK wifi modem/router. My iMac connected, no problem. The touch said my password was incorrect.
The Touch was incorrect. Repeatedly.
The comment by "PRUNE" sorted me out. I used CONNECTED!!!

beth margret (author)2010-09-09

it didn't work nothing i do works .. it just comes up with unable to connect to big pond wireless connection ____ :( what do i dooo

novakfor3 (author)2010-09-01

Remove pictures please.

Boredness (author)2010-08-02

ok i got home and tried connecting my ipod to the sever. its connected but says sever not connected or something like that. i tried syncing alot, reset all settings a couple of times and even reset network settings a couple of times and i also resetted my router AND STILL AINT CONNECTING!!! And it still haves the signal up but wont connect. CAN SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!! >:(

taco bell (author)2010-05-16

i selected my network and put in the password and it said "unable to join the network "linksys" " what do i do now?

DnOS boi (author)2010-03-29

I did everything you said, and my Ipod still isnt connecting.
It recognises my wifi, I put in the password and says that I'm connected but when i try to use Safari it just says can't connect.
What Do I Dooooo!!??

zimm723 (author)2010-03-07

what do i do if it doesnt even show any networks and my wifi is working on all my computers

tat2ddeviant (author)2010-01-05

You should be wary, pushing the reset button on some routers, will cause them to reset back to "factory" settings, and blow away any routing/firewall policies you have in place. Check w/ your "Admin" before doing this.

GorillazMiko (author)2008-01-18

Cool idea. I will try this is it happens to my iPod touch that I might get soon, and you should post your own pictures though. It's better to have some than none though.

Ja2Pc (author)GorillazMiko2008-12-25

ROMOVE THE PICS!!!! Joking :D Nice tutorial helped me, my jailbroken touch didn't connect to wifi so I reseted my router and SUCSESS!!!

alo0395 (author)Ja2Pc2010-01-01

 how did you jail break your ipod? 

What Ipod do you have now.

iPod video, 30GB. It's screwed up, the battery needs to be replaced.

Hey, I know how to fix Ipod Video battery's, if you want I can make an Instructable on how to do it. By the way I have a Second Generation Ipod Nano

Please post an Instructable, that would be GREAT help. Websites only show selling it!

Sure, I'll get right on it!

First, I will probably post an instructacle for how to replace your Ipod Nano battery.

Yah, make an instructable for that. This website doesn't have to many iPod helps on it :(

nepheron (author)GorillazMiko2008-01-21

I was feeling lazy

Warlrosity (author)2009-12-30

Nice... but, what if your wi-fi has a passcode?

intothepavement (author)2009-12-28

Please don't judge me, I know I'm stupid concerning wi-fi etc..
I just got an iPod Touch. I want to use it online at home. Do I go out and buy a wireless modem? or do i need more equiptment?

any help would be soooo appreciated.

POMANDERSPICE (author)2009-10-07

<p>HELLO GUYS i am one of those people who had problem connecting with wi-fi. after few weeks trying to fix it..Did all the research then i stopped for awhile then today i finally solved my problem. IF YOU HAVE A VERIZON FIOS you will need to update you firmware follow this instructions<br /><a href=""></a><br /><br />believe me it works!! if you need help let me know</p>

puggz48 (author)2009-07-23

ok i got the ipod touch and trying to connect to wifi i enter my password for my connection and it keeps telling me inccorrrect password do i have to input some information into the ipod or what thanks in advance for any help.

jamene (author)2009-05-29

i followed these instructions and it still didn't work, now what?

nepheron (author)jamene2009-06-04

The problem may be more serious. Try Googling around and see what you can find.

geekazoid (author)nepheron2009-06-20

his internet isn't working though :P lol jokes, depends whether the wifi on his comp works.. maybe he can't lol

ScreamoPrincess (author)2009-06-20

=\ it didnt worked for me!!! TT-TT

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