How to search for wifi networks?

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  1. ukheather

    ukheather New Member

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    How do I search for wifi networks that I do not know the SSID for?

    Is there a way to browse all available networks?

    I am using the 2.2.1 firmware.
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    Usually it searches for you. Go into the settings and hit wi-fi (first setting). Click on wi-fi and "choose a network" will display your options. If you aren't around a network, it won't show one.

    Also,, if a name has a closed lock on it, then you'll need their password (means the network owners don't want piggy-backers). If the lock is open, it's available.

    My home network is locked. If someone is sitting outside my house, they won't gain access even though they see it on their ipod. If you DO have the password, you only need to enter it once. It won't ask for it again...unless the password is changed, of course.
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    Yes go into Settings > WiFi and turn it on, it wil lsearch which WiFi spots are available in the place in which you are.
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    So it should display all available networks thaat aren't locked?

    I tried to use it the other day but it didn't display anything.

    When I go into it now, I can't see anything, but when I use my computer I can see 2 other networks nearby
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    It should display all networks locked or not. Keep in mind your laptop has a more powerful wireless card and I suggest wifitrak, you can see a lot more networks.
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    Thanks everyone.

    I guess I will have to assume that the ipod isn't strong enough to see other nearby networks.

    I will have to try it again somewhere else.

    Very strange that I have never seen it list available networks.
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    Do you have a router in your house?( I am assuming not ) But if you do it should display that one.
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    it didn't display my router at all... I had to manually type in the SSID and password to get it to connect.
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    But you connected to it correct? And that is weird it should have come up when you turned the WiFi on.
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    Yep I can connect to it now I have set it up, but it just didn't know in the list of available networks

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