Can't connect Wi-Fi with new Linksys router

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by VegasGirl, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. VegasGirl macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2008
    I just set up a new Linksys wireless router today (WRT54G). I have my network locked with a 7-character password. When I try to access my new network with my iPod Touch, it "sees" the network and asks for my password. When I enter in the password, the "Join" button is not active. The button will become active only if I put in a space after my password, which makes it 8 characters, but of course now it says "can't connect." I've spent a couple of hours with Linksys support, and no one seems to know how to help.

    I did figure out that if I disable the security on the router, so that a password is not required, I can access my network just fine. But this is definitely not an option, obviously.

    Does anyone have any suggestions for me?

    Thanks! :confused:
  2. aseideman macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2008
    Mac issue with Linksys

    I can't help with the iPod touch but my MacBook Pro is also having issues with my linksys wireless router. I can connect to the router just fine but can't get online. I have another laptop (PC) and it connects to the router and can go online. Anybody know what's up with Macs and Linksys routers?
  3. VegasGirl thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2008
    Solved my iPOD Touch to Linksys problem

    After a lot of digging around on the web, I found my answer. I changed my security setting to WEP, 128 bits, and used the Passphrase Key as my password on the iPod Touch (very long string of 25 or so alpha/numerics). I can now connect the Wi-fi to my Linksys. By the way, I don't have to enter that horrific password string each time, in case you're wondering. I just turn on the Wi-fi switch and it connects to my network.

  4. davidy macrumors 6502


    Jan 28, 2008
    You found it. The iPod Touch doesn't recognize router 64 bit settings.
  5. pleap macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2009
    Linksys routers

    I know two people who have Linksys routers, it's the same on both: I can connect but can't go anywhere. Neither is using 128 bit and since they're not mine, I can't easily change. However, I have a Netgear router and regularly link up to another Netgear and a couple D-Links with no problem without 128 bit strings (just 64 bit WEP) so I would assume there's something in the Linksys security that I've failed to find.
  6. Wotan31 macrumors 6502

    Jun 5, 2008
    WEP is so obsolete (and insecure), why the heck is anyone still using it?? Any WEP secure WLAN can be hacked in a matter of minutes. It's a joke, really.

    Do yourself a favor and disable WEP. You want WPA2 instead.
  7. pleap macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2009
    Linksys router quirks

    I agree but in most cases I'm not the one setting up the security.

    Following along on the Linksys issue, I disabled ALL security on a Linksys WRT54G router and still have the same problem: can connect but the Internet is inaccessible. Haven't had a chance to snoop around all the Linksys settings.

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