What to Do if Your Wi-Fi Doesn't Work

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  1. Danls92

    Danls92 Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    Many people complain that they get an error saying: "Safari can’t open the page because it can’t find the server," although they have full signal. This is a common problem, caused by the way iPod handles the Domain Name System (DNS).

    To test if this is your problem, enter this into the address bar: 72.14.207.99

    It should load Google. The reason that this works is because DNS is what converts the URL (what you enter into the address bar) into the correct IP address. By directly entering the IP address, you eliminate the need for the DNS.

    Here is how you fix this:
    1) On the Springboard, go to Settings> Wifi
    2) Tap the blue arrow to the right of the network's signal strength meter
    3) Delete everything in the DNS field
    4) Copy everything in the Router field to the DNS field so it looks like this:

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    Now go into Safari, and try to load a page. It should work!

    If that doesn't work, and you are at somewhere other than a home or personal network, there is a good chance that there is MAC address filtering. A MAC address identifies the device to the network and if there is a filter, only specific devices will be allowed to connect.
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  2. linds

    linds New Member

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    also to note that this won't work for everyone because not every router uses these same gateways

    instead of 192.168.1.1, it could also be 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.2.1 and so on
  3. ibitapple

    ibitapple New Member

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    i have a diffrent ip adress then my computer but the same dns and wifi works is this normal?
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    spoonforknife Retired Moderator

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    If it works, be happy. ;)
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  5. the goat

    the goat Well-Known Member

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    is there any way I can view this page offline??? On my Ipod that is because at home I'm ok but at my mates....
  6. Axis

    Axis Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thank you for posting, I have had that problem at school.
  7. kashi_kanashi

    kashi_kanashi New Member

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    That should be normal, a ip adress is like the "name" of the computer on a local network having the same ip will bring up really odd issues
  8. hvballer32

    hvballer32 New Member

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    no ip address subnet mask or router?

    okay well i have nothing in my ip address my subnet mask or router?? i dont know what to do here. please i would really apprieciate if you help me out on this one because i use my iouch all the time and it just pisses me off withouth the wifi working.
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    kashi_kanashi New Member

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    well it could be one of two things
    a) (would be more likely if your on a public network) the distance between router and your ipod is too far (if i remember a person can go 20-30 ft indoors and 30-50 out depending on the router and antenna)

    -or-

    b) you are on a Ad-hoc network that doesn't have a host computer or a way to the net (not totally sure on this one correct me if I'm wrong

    I'm not totally sure if these are the causes because there are so many things that could set off that problem
  10. biggymac609

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    what do i do if my wifis not working and my Ip adress is different

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