Commercial hot spot issues

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by VictoryHighway, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. VictoryHighway macrumors member

    VictoryHighway

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    #1
    Hello Group,
    I've been having trouble connecting my iPod touch (2nd gen) to commercial hot spots (AT&T, local mall, etc.) that have a redirect/login page ever since I've upgraded to iOS 4. The iPod appears to connect, and then as soon as I launch Safari to perform the actual login, the connection cuts off even though it appears that I have full signal. Has anyone else had this problem? If so, is there anything I can do to fix it (or are we at Apple's mercy)?

    Regards,
    Geoffrey
     
  2. liamkp macrumors 68020

    liamkp

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    #2
    Please change your post so that it is not referring to men only, thank you.

    You can try putting it in DFU mode and then try to restore it.
     
  3. markojug macrumors regular

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    Connect to the network in Settings, then wait for a bit and then a window will open allowing you to log on to the network.
     
  4. SoraLimit macrumors regular

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    DFU won't do anything. That's just setting the device so it can update, which iTunes does automatically when you want to update. It won't help with the wireless issue...
     
  5. liamkp macrumors 68020

    liamkp

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    DFU is not strictly for updates, regardless of its name.
     
  6. SoraLimit macrumors regular

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    From http://thebigboss.org/guides/dfu-mode

    "DFU (Device Firmware upgrade) mode is not the same as restore mode. DFU mode bypasses the current OS installed and allows you to upgrade or downgrade your OS. If you are getting errors trying to restore in iTunes, DFU mode is very likely for you."

    It won't fix wireless connections, it's only for restoring problems.
     
  7. liamkp macrumors 68020

    liamkp

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    But a restore might fix the wireless connection problems, and if hes having trouble with restoring then he can put it in DFU mode.
     

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