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Connecting to Secure Wi-Fi Networks on the iPod Touch

written by: Shane Burley•edited by: Rhonda Callow•updated: 9/28/2009

Here is a guide to connecting to and staying connected to secure Wi-Fi networks on the iPod Touch.

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    iPod Touch and the Wi-Fi Connection

    Getting your Wi-Fi connection together on your iPod Touch is much more important than on an iPhone, mainly because iPod Touch's do not have the 3G network to tap into. This means that to actually take advantage of the iPod Touch's features and the majority of the available apps from the iTunes' App Store, you are going to have to know how to connect to Wi-Fi networks. Usually you are going to be using the same Wi-Fi networks on your iPod Touch. This includes things like home, work, school, close family and friend's homes, and other institutions that have Wi-Fi networks that you use as a vessel for your iPod Touch.

    Most networks you are going to use on your iPod Touch will be secure, so you have to enter your Wi-Fi network username and password to use it. Instead of entering it every time you want to connect to that Wi-Fi network on your iPod Touch you can just enter in the information for the network you want and have it saved. Here is a guide for saving Wi-Fi network information and passwords in your iPod Touch.

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    iPod Touch Secure Wi-Fi

    When you are at the main iPod Touch desktop, select the Settings option. Go to the very top setting, which is Wi-Fi. It will likely say Not Connected to the right of this, which you should press. Once in the Wi-Fi Networks setting window you should make sure that the Wi-Fi is turned on. Below, under Choose a Network, you will see the Wi-Fi networks that are currently available near your iPod Touch. Find the Wi-Fi network that you want to connect your iPod Touch to and select it from the available list. Here it will then ask you to either enter the username and password, or just the password. This all depends on the specifications of the wireless network.

    Once you enter the password for that Wi-Fi network you will be logged into it, and when you come near by again you can select it and join without entering information. This can occasionally have consistency issues, but in most cases it should work. This can sometimes have problems on large secure networks, such as in government buildings.