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New iPod touch user problems with Wi-Fi (surprise surprise)


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Maybe i assumed wrong, but i thought I could buy an iPod Touch and simply select one of the detected wi-fi connections and away I go, but doesn't seem to be working like that.

Basically my iPod Touch detects 4-5 different networks (all but one of those has no padlock). I have tried the one with no padlock SpeedTouch or something like that and it doesn't work. I also tried all the others, but i don't yet understand the password stuff.

When I try to connect it loads a page saying "Your DSL connection is down. Verify your SpeedTouch is correctly connected to your DSL line"

I don't even have a DSL as far as i know.

So how the heck can I simply get internet connection up and running?
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Who is your ISP? Do you have a wireless network set up at home?
Where are you when you're trying to connect? Who's wireless network are you attempting to connect to?

While there are free wi-fi hotspots available in a wide variety of places, you do know that "borrowing" your neighbors wi-fi is technically illegal.

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Who is your ISP?
For my home computer? 3Connect.

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Do you have a wireless network set up at home?
I have Macbook pro using mobile broadband (company 3) to get internet connection at home. Its basically just a USB stick that i put in the USB port on my computer and it connects.

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Where are you when you're trying to connect?
At home.

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Who's wireless network are you attempting to connect to?
On the iPod Touch?

SpeedTouchC3F3BB (has no padlock and the most bars)
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While there are free wi-fi hotspots available in a wide variety of places, you do know that "borrowing" your neighbors wi-fi is technically illegal.
lol. How would that work? I'd rather not depend on any else to be honest. Just looking to have my own reliable connection rather than any neighbours, but I'll certainly keep it as an option.
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On the iPod Touch?

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Those would be your neighbors.
Since I am here in the U.S., I am not familiar with 3Connect as an ISP. If you have internet service through them, it's time you invested in a router and set up your own wi-fi network for connecting your iPod Touch.

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Wow so its illegal to use those networks that are being picked up by my iPod?

Not that it matters since they aren't even working anyway, but illegal?

Now i'm getting p1ssed off. Apple should clarify WAY MORE than they do on their advertising regarding this.

So now i need invest in something else to get this to work? LOL

dear oh dear
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Will using a router enable internet connection anywhere I go, or only within a few hundred yards radius?
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Yes, it is illegal to "piggy-back" someone else's wifi connection (except where permitted in Macdonalds etc). There have already been criminal convictions here in the UK.

Your 3 dongle is not a wi-fi router. I have a mi-fi router which I use with 3 and Vodafone and it has no problems with my iPod.

You will need something similar, if you don't have broadband at home.
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nice post there chas

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