Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Still Off Topic

I will be back on QL topics soon. Had a spot of trouble getting the itouch toconnect to the home wireless network. Had a search on google and loads of cries for help there. Seems it is a common problem. Many solution suggested from resetting the entire itouch and starting from scratch, to resetting the itouch wifi settings to default settings, to WEP encrytion being a problem with itouches, to changing the network encryption algorithm, to DHS server setting incongruities, to updating the modem router software.

Well here is how I set it up after trying the simpler of the solutions from the apple site. No need to change encryption methods, or upgrade the modem router. What I did was switch off the network. All PCs , and the modem router. Next reset the itouch wifi settings to default : settings/general/reset/reset network settings. Then fire up the modem router but not any other part of the network. Once it has set itself up fir up safari which will ask to connect to the home network. Type in the WEP key in hexadecimal not ASCII. And that's it. You can now restart the rest of the network. itouch just likes to be first on the modem and home.

Enough off topic. Next time QLing in August 1989, 1999 and 2009.

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