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    help wanting a wireless dongle for ipod touch

    i have a ipod touch & wanting to go on the net with it
    i have sky broadband phoned them,they said i need a dongle
    went to currys they said its gonna cost £59
    i aint paying anywhere near that
    anyone kno where you can get 1 for under £20
    or just help & advice anything really

    32 Comments

    you dont have a wireless router?

    The Touch is already wireless - what do you actually need?

    Original Poster

    no
    i phoned sky bloke said that i have the latest broadband &
    that i had to go to currys

    barky;5132918

    you dont have a wireless router?



    I thought Sky Only did wireless routers?

    If you havent got a wireless router from Sky Give them a ring, there should be no reason they wouldn't upgrade your old SKY Router to a Wireless one.

    The ipod touch is wireless capable it doesn't need a dongle you can jump on any wireless open network with it.

    Original Poster

    i have put my password in from sky doesnt accept it
    although i can sit outside maccy ds & get it there

    rainey4731;5132984

    i have put my password in from sky doesnt accept italthough i can sit … i have put my password in from sky doesnt accept italthough i can sit outside maccy ds & get it there



    Your not being very clear..

    Have you got a Sky Wireless Router...... it should be white and have a little antenna poking out the back.

    If you do have a Sky Wireless Router then providing you havent changed the Network Password, it should be on the back/bottom of the router in capitals. Not your Sky Account Password.

    Original Poster

    im new to all this wireless stuff
    guy from sky said i have all the latest stuff

    Original Poster

    no its black with no antena

    Original Poster

    yeah ive noticed that doesnt accept the password

    rainey4731;5133007

    no its black with no antena



    Ahah! I am there now... you have the free package which doesn't have a wireless router

    my touch finds my bt homehub no problem-I had to put the ssid(think thats what you call it) in the first time I connected but now it connects automatically everytime.

    Original Poster

    many thanks i will get back in touch with them

    You need a new router - Your looking at about £40 form your local PC World / Curry's, but if you ring them up you might get one cheaper over the phone through Sky.

    erm my sky wireless router is BLACK with NO antenna so possibly doesnt need new router

    rainey4731;5133026

    many thanks i will get back in touch with them



    I think the next package up from sky is £5 a month and you get the wireless router, higher speeds etc.

    I thought they were still passing out the Netgear White Routers.

    What model number is your router? Is it a Sagem one? Think they did some sagem ones that were wireless

    Original Poster

    just phoned sky again they again said i had the latest model & that i would need to get a wireless dongle from either currys /comet

    Original Poster

    netgear http://packages.sky.com/library/images/f/surf_install_flash.gif&imgrefurl=http://packages.sky.com/surf/installation.aspx&usg=__Ke7RzhKE8nKJAcE1bhUMxcUzMbo=&h=364&w=554&sz=50&hl=en&start=4&sig2=vI7eLMHyX8rUm7lucFn_iQ&tbnid=6sXpmUnS45uoFM:&tbnh=87&tbnw=133&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsky%2Bbroadband%26gbv%3D2%26ndsp%3D20%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN&ei=8F0BSrz6FcTL-AafsrioAw

    Original Poster

    http://packages.sky.com/library/images/f/surf_install_flash.gif&imgrefurl=http://packages.sky.com/surf/installation.aspx&usg=__Ke7RzhKE8nKJAcE1bhUMxcUzMbo=&h=364&w=554&sz=50&hl=en&start=4&sig2=vI7eLMHyX8rUm7lucFn_iQ&tbnid=6sXpmUnS45uoFM:&tbnh=87&tbnw=133&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dsky%2Bbroadband%26gbv%3D2%26ndsp%3D20%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN&ei=8F0BSrz6FcTL-AafsrioAw

    Original Poster

    ]http//pa…spx

    this is the router i have

    rainey4731;5133235

    just phoned sky again they again said i had the latest model & that i … just phoned sky again they again said i had the latest model & that i would need to get a wireless dongle from either currys /comet

    The dongle is USB so will only go in a PC / laptop. Even so it wont help.

    They are fobbing you off!

    The password could be case sensitive? :-D

    rainey4731;5133300

    ]http://packages.sky.com/surf/wireless.aspxthis is the router i have



    i have exact same but mine is labled SAGEM,yet you say yours is NETGEAR?
    should be as simple as putting your "network key" in capitals thats on the label underneath unless its a compatability issue

    Nintendo DS's dont/didnt connect to these

    Do you have anything else that connects wirelessly to this? As it will be the same settings as that.
    I have a feeling you may have MAC address filtering set to on, which may be why you cannot connect - unless of course you are not putting in the right details for the wireless network.

    Original Poster

    spic;5133479

    Do you have anything else that connects wirelessly to this? As it will be … Do you have anything else that connects wirelessly to this? As it will be the same settings as that.I have a feeling you may have MAC address filtering set to on, which may be why you cannot connect - unless of course you are not putting in the right details for the wireless network.


    im not i dont think so
    where do you go to find the mac setting
    when my ipod asks for the password ive put in the network key 1

    Original Poster

    rainey4731;5133523

    im not i dont think sowhere do you go to find the mac settingwhen my ipod … im not i dont think sowhere do you go to find the mac settingwhen my ipod asks for the password ive put in the network key 1


    it doesnt accept the password

    unplug the router and plug it back in, I had a problem with a Wii that wouldn't connect to a Sky Router for love nor money recently.

    Unplugged the router for 3mins plugged it back in and it worked.

    Can you see your network when searching on your iPod?



    WAIT had a thought..

    You may have the router locked as in you will need to tell it there is a new device that needs adding.

    you need to log into the router..

    in the address bar in your browser on your PC type in 192.168.0.1

    you should see a box that asks for Name and Password...

    Name is 'Sky' Password is 'Password'

    should see a main portal page, left hand side should be 'attached devices'

    you need to add the Touch as a New Device

    Original Poster

    Celticsun;5133634

    unplug the router and plug it back in, I had a problem with a Wii that … unplug the router and plug it back in, I had a problem with a Wii that wouldn't connect to a Sky Router for love nor money recently.Unplugged the router for 3mins plugged it back in and it worked.Can you see your network when searching on your iPod?WAIT had a thought..You may have the router locked as in you will need to tell it there is a new device that needs adding.you need to log into the router..in the address bar in your browser on your PC type in 192.168.0.1you should see a box that asks for Name and Password...Name is 'Sky' Password is 'Password'should see a main portal page, left hand side should be 'attached devices'you need to add the Touch as a New Device


    i will try this later as my kid is awake
    many thanks
    rainey

    Original Poster

    many thanks every1

    Original Poster

    pistol6000;5133576

    try thishttp://www.skyuser.co.uk/tutorials/1464.html


    hey thanks very much
    just tryed it this morning & guess what it worked
    again many thanks

    no probs:thumbsup: glad u sorted it
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