Joining a Wi-Fi network
Wi-Fi settings determine whether iPod touch uses local Wi-Fi networks to connect to the Internet.
When iPod touch is joined to a Wi-Fi network, the Wi-Fi icon in the status bar at the top of the
screen shows signal strength. The more bars you see, the stronger the signal.
Once you join a Wi-Fi network, iPod touch automatically connects to it whenever the network is in
range. If more than one previously used network is in range, iPod touch joins the one last used.
You can also use iPod touch to set up a new AirPort base station that provides Wi-Fi services to
your home or office. See “Setting up an AirPort base station” on page 101.
Turn Wi-Fi on or off: Go to Settings > Wi-Fi.
Set iPod touch to ask if you want
to join a new network
Go to Settings > Wi-Fi and turn “Ask to Join Networks” on or off.
If “Ask to Join Networks” is turned off, you must manually join a network to
connect to the Internet when a previously used network isn’t available.
Forget a network, so iPod touch
doesn’t join it
Go to Settings > Wi-Fi and tap
next to a network you’ve joined before.
Then tap “Forget this Network.”
Join a closed Wi-Fi network
To join a Wi-Fi network that isn’t shown in the list of scanned networks, go
to Settings > Wi-Fi > Other, then enter the network name.
You must already know the network name, password, and security type to
connect to a closed network.
Adjust settings for connecting to
a Wi-Fi network
Go to Settings > Wi-Fi, then tap
next to a network. You can set an HTTP
proxy, define static network settings, turn on BootP, or renew the settings
from a DHCP server.
Setting up an AirPort base station
An AirPort base station provides a Wi-Fi connection to your home, school, or small business
network. You can use iPod touch to set up a new AirPort Express base station, AirPort Extreme
base station, or a Time Capsule.
Use the AirPort Setup Assistant: Go to Settings > Wi-Fi. Under “Set up an AirPort base station,”
tap the name of the base station you want to set up. Then follow the onscreen instructions.
Some older AirPort base stations cannot be set up using an iOS device. For setup instructions, see
the documentation that came with the base station.
If the base station you want to set up isn’t listed, make sure it has power, that you’re within range,
and that it hasn’t already been configured. You can set up only base stations that are new or have
If your AirPort base station is already configured, the AirPort Utility app from the App Store lets
you change the base station’s settings and monitor its status.