Apple's iPods range from more basic options like the iPod Shuffle and Nano to the feature-rich iPod Touch. The iPod Touch has a large display and is even HD-compatible, so you can watch high-quality videos on it as well as listen to music. It can also connect to wireless networks so you can browse the Internet and connect to the iTunes store. If you're having trouble establishing a solid Wi-Fi connection, there are a few changes you should make to improve your reception.
Working With Your iPod Touch
Move closer to the router. This is the most basic step to take, if it's possible. The closer you are to the router, the more stable your signal should be.
Keep the iPod Touch away from objects that can interfere with the signal. These include all large objects, especially ones with metal in them. Also keep electronics away, since they can obstruct the signal; nearby microwaves, satellite dishes, cordless telephones and LCD displays can especially cause problems.
Remove the iPod Touch from any case or stand you have it in and see if that makes a difference.
Open Safari on the iPod Touch by tapping the "Safari" icon on the Home screen. This could improve your signal reception, so look at the Wi-Fi indicator to see if you have any more bars displayed.
Working With Your Router
Reset the router. You can do this by turning the switch to the off position and then back to the on position, or by unplugging it and plugging it back in. You should wait about 20 seconds after turning it off before you turn it back on. This is a good first step that gives your router a fresh startup and lets it reestablish its various connections.
Update the router's firmware. You can locate and download the firmware at the support portion of the manufacturer's website. Every router updates differently, so you'll need to carefully follow the instructions provided at the website to update your router's firmware correctly.
Change your router's position. It should be as close to the center of the area people will attempt to make a connection. Like your iPod Touch, it should also be kept away from large objects and electronics; this includes other wireless routers.
Adjust your router's antenna, if it's movable. Normally you want the antenna pointing straight up, but you may want to experiment and see what works best. If you're connecting to a router that's above or below you, such as a different floor of your building, the antenna should ideally be positioned horizontally.
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