iPod touch Commercial hot spot issues

VictoryHighway

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Jun 22, 2008
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Hopedale, MA
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
 

liamkp

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May 29, 2010
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Gentlemen,
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
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.
 

SoraLimit

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Jul 10, 2010
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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.
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...
 

liamkp

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May 29, 2010
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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...
DFU is not strictly for updates, regardless of its name.
 

SoraLimit

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Jul 10, 2010
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DFU is not strictly for updates, regardless of its name.
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.
 

liamkp

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May 29, 2010
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It won't fix wireless connections, it's only for restoring problems.
But a restore might fix the wireless connection problems, and if hes having trouble with restoring then he can put it in DFU mode.