Strange wifi connection behavior

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by eldridge, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. eldridge, Jul 30, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2012

    eldridge macrumors newbie

    Feb 1, 2008
    Has anybody else seen behavior like this from their iPod Touch? Both my son and I have latest generation iPod Touches and my wife has a new iPad and we have a laptop as well. All of these connected to our home network just fine and stay connected and we had no issues for months. Recently we have encountered a scenario where the iPod Touches both lose connection at the same time with our network and we cannot rejoin. The iPods see the network but when you click to join it says it cannot. The only way I've found to reconnect is to restart the router. The peculiar part is that our laptop and my wife's iPad both stay connected with no problems while all this is going on. It is only the iPod Touches that drop.

    I have tried all the standard things on the touches like forgetting and trying to rejoin the network and resetting all the network connections and it doesn't seem to help. I have not gone so far as to totally restore my touch. I have also checked all the settings on the router and nothing jumps out to me a strange there.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
  2. brandyboot macrumors member


    Jul 8, 2012

    try to change the last number of IP address instead of just forgetting the network. Make sure that you're using Static before changing the IP. Keep the Subnet mask, Router, and DNS the same. Again, only the last number (ex from 6 to 7). HTTP Proxy Auto mode... try it if it'll work for you..
  3. Pharmscott macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2011
    Sacramento, CA
    My iPod Touch was fussy about connecting to my network too. I resolved the issue by setting a static IP address (as the above poster mentions - but I'm lost on some of what he's talking about!). At the time, my router was a Cisco/Linksys WRT54G. Since changing to a newer router, all my i-devices stay happily connected.

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