iPod Touch "Unable to join the network" error
Posted on 2011-02-17
I have attempted to establish a wireless ad-hoc network connection with my iPod Touch that I call, “Homeland Security”. It appears to have been established correctly.
The reason I created it was because I want to sync my iPod Touch applications (Documents 2 Go and HandDBase) with my desktop-side applications on my PC. Both of these applications require sync via wireless connection. My goal is to do this without buying a wireless router.
The iPod sees my laptop. However when I enter the password, I get an error message from my iPod Touch that says, “Unable to join the network “Homeland Security” and it prompts me to Dismiss.
I’m trying to isolate the problem.
My Dell laptop with Windows 7 has a built-in Broadcom Network adapter. Device Manger lists it as being a Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card. There is no switch on the side of my laptop. I'm entering the password correctly each time. My encryption is set to WPA2-Personal, and the type is AES. I use Webroot Anti-Virus with no firewall other than the one that comes with Windows 7.
At the current time, I'm only trying to create a wireless internet connection.
Does this have anything to do with IPv6 being enabled or not enabled? I’ve checked the threads in this forum and the Internet. Moreover, the Troubleshooter hasn’t been tremendously helpful.
Where else might I check for problems?