Apple’s iPod Touch has managed to rock the world with its amazing features and stylish look. Combining crystal clear sound, a 3.5’ wide screen LCD display for watching videos, movies and photos and unlimited applications to choose, the iPod Touch is not just a simple MP3 player. Using its built-in Wi-Fi network you can connect directly to the official Apple store and download your favorite music tracks and videos, stay connected via its remarkable social networking apps, surf on the internet and enjoy all the 3D graphic games with your friends! Connecting to a local network is as simple as 1, 2 and 3. In particular:
Turn on your iPod Touch and from the main menu press, or better touch, the ‘Home’ button. Then, tap on the ‘Settings’ tab and choose the ‘Wi-Fi’ menu. Turn it on and slide the ‘Ask to Join Networks’ option to ‘On’.
Wait for a few seconds as your iPod Touch tries to detect the available Wi-Fi networks that are in its range. Wi-Fi networks that are closer ensuring stable and reliable connection are marked with 3 bars. If there are more than one detected networks, then it is highly recommended to choose the one with the strongest signal. If there are no networks detected, try turning the Wi-Fi connection off and on again. If the problem insists, then it is best to change location.
After choosing the network you wish to join, you may be prompted to enter a password to connect. This means that it is an encrypted network and it is marked with a ‘padlock’ icon. Enter your password and tap OK. If the key is correct, then a tick mark will show up on the screen and you will be successfully connected.
Otherwise, you will have to set up the matching security protocol of the specific network on your iPod Touch. To do so, enter the name of the wanted network and then select the matching security protocol. You have the following choices: WEP, WPA, WPA2, WPA Enterprise and WPA2 Enterprise.
Choose the appropriate matching security protocol, enter the password and then tap the ‘Join’ box found on the bottom right of the screen. If everything was set up correctly then the network will show up in the list of the connected Wi-Fi networks with a tick mark.
If you are trying to connect to an unencrypted network, then things are much easier; just choose the network, tap on the ‘Join’ option and you are done!
If you wish to join again to the selected network automatically when you are found in its range, then turn on the ‘Ask to Join Networks’ option. Doing so, you will receive a notification once it is detected.
If not, tap on the ‘Forget this Network’ box found under the Wi-Fi settings.
Keep in mind that connecting to a Wi-Fi network literally drains out your battery. For that reason, fully charge your battery prior any attempt.
The iPod Touch is a groundbreaking device that can literally change your life. Connect to a local network and stay in touch with the rest of the world while enjoying your favorite music tracks loud and clear! Have fun!