iPod accesses WiFi at home, but nowhere else

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by owen-b, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. owen-b macrumors 6502a

    Nov 30, 2005

    My iPod touch has no problem accessing my WiFi network at home, but when I go anywhere else at all and try to access any WiFi points that aren't secured, even in cafes that boast free WiFi points, it will either say something like "Could not join the network" or it will seem to join but then when I try an address in Safari it says "Could not find the server".

    Any ideas what's going on?
  2. owen-b thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 30, 2005
  3. RollTide macrumors 6502


    Mar 9, 2006
    What kind of router you use at home?

    And does it show up in your list as a router, what is it's name?
  4. Binarymix macrumors 65816

    Nov 1, 2007
    go into settings select wi-fi, choose a network, then hit the arrow > next to the networks name. Find the DNS field, and type in Those are the Open DNS servers. Worked for me :)
  5. DeadlyB macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2007
    Sometimes open networks are not as open as they appear. There have been a few that I had connected to a free network and then had to try a page three or four times until I was brought to a "login" page. This page was more legal than for anything else (you agree to hold us harmless, blah, blah, blah).

    Other times the networks may be locked in other ways. It is best to check with the place you are at to see how to connect.

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