Wi-fi is more like wi-lie

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by jrok18, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. jrok18 macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2008
    sometimes it has the full signal but then when i access the web i get the message that im not connected so wtf? I haven't tried out my 2g yet but im sure they didn't fix the wifi so it would be better,stronger,faster .
  2. sgtboy macrumors 6502

    Dec 19, 2007
    Have to ask, is it your own personal wifi or are you stealing it from a Neighbour?
  3. YodaEXE macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2008
    Well, I've had zero problems with the wifi on my 2G Touch, and I routinely connect to several different access points a day. Sounds like it's a personal problem with your wireless to me.
  4. jrok18 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2008
    Its my but it does it sometimes on my ipod. Anyways If it was my neighbors i don't think my cousins or grandmother would care if i stole their wifi.
  5. Ezra12 macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2008
    Burbank, CA
    So then thats must be it!!! Your getting it from your neighbor.......... Maybe that's why it's not working.... HMMMM I WONDER :confused::confused::confused::confused:
  6. jrok18 thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2008
    No i said its mine (BUT IF) it was my neighbors i don't think they would mine on behalf they r my cousins and grandmother . But the signals lies when im in a coffee shop ,out in town, Etc .
  7. Ivan P macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

    Jan 17, 2008
    The signal that you're trying to access might be protected. Most, if not all, routers have the option to allow a signal to be transmitted, but the internet itself won't be able to be accessed unless it's an 'authorised' machine.
  8. ukitali macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2008
    I have a similar problem. I can connect to the network but then when I go to Safari it doesn't work. Sometimes it works when I click on renew lease in the settings.
  9. semin28 macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2008
    I have this problem too. Sometimes I'll have full bars but nothing is loading. And I be on my home wifi the whole time when it does it.
  10. jake921660 macrumors regular

    Aug 2, 2008
    I get this problem occasionally and I have worked out that it is a problem with the modem. The wireless router is working fine but when this happens I usually also have problems at the same time connecting with my computer, which is wired.
  11. Batt macrumors 65816


    Dec 17, 2007
    Syracuse, NY
    What's your point? You haven't tried it yet.
  12. alexdog macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2008
    i ALSO have this problem. at my work theres 2 signals without passwords and it says i have full bars and everything it says cannot connect to server. also what does renew lease mean and do?
  13. gloss macrumors 601


    May 9, 2006
    Generally if you flick Wi-Fi off and on again it'll be fine. With my router here it sometimes takes upwards of 30 seconds to pull an IP before its ready to actually surf.
  14. alexdog macrumors newbie

    Dec 17, 2008
    ill give that a try
  15. mgguy macrumors 6502


    Dec 26, 2006
    This issue was addressed in an earlier thread. Someone pointed out that you can connect fine to a wireless network but still not get on the internet if the network is not currently linked to the internet. In other words, you can pick up a wireless signal that isn't currently connected to the internet.
  16. ZuneMan? macrumors regular

    Nov 21, 2008
    Apple Store
    I got that message when I hacked into a password-protected network. The password was the same as the network name. :apple:
  17. sharp65 macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2007
    A lot of times my ipod thinks it has a signal and is connected to an access point when it's really not. I can't get it to forget the connection so it "connects" to it every now and then. I just try to ignore it.
  18. Bob Chadwick macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2008

    Passwords not the only protection available. If they have MAC filtering enabled you'll show attached but get no IP address. Without the IP address, you can't access the Internet.
  19. chilihead7 macrumors newbie

    Dec 7, 2008
    lol that sucks! you live next to your cousins and grandma...isnt that kinda like everybody loves raymond? lolol:apple:

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