Ipod touch unable to connect more then 2 ft from router

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Myne, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. Myne macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2008
    so yeah my ipod touch connects but only when it is right infront of the router, the antenna is good and the signal strength is there but it says unable to connect. This is annoying that i have to be right next to my router to download apps. ANY IDEAS?? HELP PLEASE!!
  2. italiano40 macrumors 65816


    Oct 7, 2007
    the only thing i can think of that their is something that is blocking the signal
  3. iTeen macrumors 65816


    Aug 13, 2007
    Do you use a laptop or any other wireless device regularly with your router? If so then then it is prob. a defect with the iPod touch...
  4. italiano40 macrumors 65816


    Oct 7, 2007
    you may want to change the channel your wireless router is on
  5. razorianfly macrumors 65816


    Oct 16, 2007
    Cheshire, United Kingdom
    EDIT: Ok, I just found your previous thread from March 08, stating you had the 'greyed out' Wifi problem.
    Presuming this came about through no fault of your own, I would definatley contact Apple Support.

    You don't pay $399+ for software to malfunction and cause inoperability.

    Sounds like your iPod touch has had a malfunctioning Wifi module from
    the very start.


    It could be just as simple as the grade of router you have. If your running a router which emits a 802.11b/g signal, then iPod touch should be working just fine.
    However if your router is emitting an 802.11n signal then iPod touch will either not recognize this router, or may connect and keep constantly dropping the connection.

    iPod touch only supports b/g grades of Wifi, currently. Wireless N is faster than b/g but not supported. I myself have a router capable of accepting
    all three grades (b/g/n). Obviously iPod touch currently uses Wifi with the b/g channels.

    Other things to try include:

    - Going to a different physical place which is WIFI-enabled (i.e. McDonnalds, An internet cafe) and try connecting your iPod touch to their network.
    See if the problems persist. if you are still getting a very weak signal, I'd contact Apple.

    International Apple Inc Support Numbers: http://www.apple.com/support/contact/phone_contacts.html


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