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At home, I connect my iPod touch to the internet using wi-fi, but often the settings reset themselves back to their defaults.

That means every time i want to use my iPod touch I have to manually re-enter my wi-fi network settings, which is a pain and is a disincentive for using my iPod as often as I would want to.

How can I make my iPod touch remember my wi-fi settings? Is there anyone here willing to help me out?

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This post on the Apple discussion board provides a solution:

I have had my 2nd Gen ipod touch (32Gig). I set it up on my wireless network which does not broadcast its SSID and is 128 bit WEP (yeh yeh I know weak) encrypted. This makes for quite a daunting task when forced to type in the WEP key every time the ipod 'forgets' this access points settings.

However I did discover what seems like a quick work-around. I entered the SSID, chose WEP, and for the pass i just entered a bunch of random chars. It said wrong password then connected up to my network fine with the old profile that it appeared to have lost. Not sure if just entering the SSID brought it back to life or not, but it's better than having to manually enter those huge encryption keys.

See also this blog post which points to the message board post above: Tips: Fix iPhone/iPod touch Losing Wi-Fi Settings

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