Weakened Wi-Fi

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  1. DeVoges

    DeVoges New Member

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    Hello! First post...be nice
    I have a 3rd gen 64gb iPod touch.
    Recently, the wi-fi ability has gone down drastically. I used to be able to use my home's wifi in any room of my house, but all of a sudden (literally) it needs to be right next to the router. I can't move away more than 5ft or my iPod can no longer connect/stay connected. The change literally happened in a day, it wasn't slow and over a length of time. Why is this?
    What I thought: "It's my router! It's weak!". Nope, everything else still connects fine, it must be the iPod.
    What I think now: "It's just a hardware thing, getting old". If this is whats wrong with it, is there anything I can do to make it better? And it's less than 1 year old, is the hardware covered like this by a warranty?
  2. jsc315

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    I had a similar problem once i upgraded to the new os4. I did a factory reset and it seemed to have fixed the problem. My wifi still drops out in my own house but its much more stable then it was before. Not saying this will fix it but it worked for me.
  3. Fike

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    I wrote a guide on my blog not so long ago if you would like to read it: http://www.fionnk.com/2010/06/wi-fi-mysteriously-disconnecting-on-ios4-how-to-fix-it/

    Basically you have to reset your network settings.
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    Also, if that Solution doesn't work, try a factory reset as jsc315 said. If that still doesn't work, restore thru iTunes.
  4. DeVoges

    DeVoges New Member

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    I have already tried complete restore and the problem is independent of iOS4, it happened before I updated. I also reset and upgraded the firmware on my router with still no luck
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    This is a common problem of iOS4 you have 2 options-
    1. Resore the iPod to new
    2. Wait for iOS4.1 and hope it helps it.
    I hope I helped
  6. DeVoges

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    iBenji,
    I put it in bold. It has nothing to do with iOS4. And I already completely restored it.
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    Oh sorry. Must have not been paying attention and not saw that. I hope you find a fix to your problem.
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    That's okay iBenji.
    I figured I'm just going to get a newer router and stronger router.
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    Okay, I hope that works out and solves your wifi issue

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