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How to Connect Your iPod to WiFi

This post is for a friend of mine from work. I was going to just e-mail him these instructions, but I figured what the heck, this would make a good post, and will be my second attempt at any kind of guide. Helping my friend in this format also lets me use screenshots. I am going to use screenshots and information for Linksys routers, as they are the most common, but it should be easy to apply the information to any router.

Step 1 Get Everything Ready
The first thing you are going to need is your router's SSID, or name, and its wireless key. To get to this open internet explorer and type the IP address "" into the address bar. It will take you to a screen that looks like this:

For the bulk of Linksys routers, the default username is "admin" and there is no password. If you have changed these, and have forgotten what you used, no problem. On the back of the router will be a little red button. Get a ball point pen or a paper clip and press the button for about 15 or 20 seconds. When you release the button, the router will be restored to factory settings and the "admin" logon will now work.

You will now be on a screen that looks like this:

Make note of the SSID. You will need it when we get to the iPod. Now click on the
"Wireless Security" tab, and you will see this:

Write down the entry under "Key 1". This and your SSID are what you need to get your iPod connected.

Open the settings on your iPod touch. Select Wi-Fi. You will be taken to a screen that looks like the one on the left below:


There you will see your SSID from the router page. You may see more than one. That's okay. Select your SSID and then enter the password you wrote down. When every thing works, you will see a blue check mark next to your SSID and a Wi-Fi icon in the upper left corner of your screen. That's it. You are connected. Happy surfing!

Quick Mention: Juiced

By: Chilli X
Release Date: September 21, 2009
Price: 99 cents
Click icon to download

Juiced is an app that gives you a more accurate view of the battery level of your device. What sets this apart from other battery info apps is its mad scientist feel, from the lightning bolt sound effects to the strange colored liquid in the beaker representing your power level. Tilt your device to landscape and get stats like power level, music play time, video time, and talk time.


Quick Mention: PlaySafe

By: Chili X
Release Date: Sept 18, 2009
Price: 99 cents
Click icon to download

Ever tried to fumble around with your devices controls while driving. I'm not trying to say it's the most difficult thing in the world, but it is definitely a distraction from the things you should be doing, like paying attention to the road. PlaySafe gives you a little less to be distracted over by offering a simple swipe system to switch tracks. Swipe left to go forward one track and right to go back. Tap to switch between pause and play. A large icon will be displayed so you can tell what you did at a glance.


The developer, Chili X offers one piece of advice that I feel I should pass on. Please, for all our sakes, create a playlist for this app before you start driving.

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