Showing posts from December, 2007

OS X / iPod Touch DHCP timeout problem

It has been some time since I last posted, but I spent the time well, especially on a vacation in Malta. Very nice place, even in late November. Apart from one rainy day we had great weather and temperatures around 20°C. Very comfortable. Another nice aspect was the display of prices in both Maltesian Lira (Lm) and Euros, because as of January 1st, 2008 Malta will change their currency and introduce the Euro as well. Very convenient for travelers :) Back to business: Of course I did not want to be cut off from the net completely, so apart from my girlfriend's notebook I took my iPod Touch with me. The hotel advertised free WiFi access in the lobby. The first day I went down there and connected to the network without any problems using the iPod. They provided a freely accessible, unencrypted access point. Two days later I could not get a working link. The iPod detected the wireless network and was able to join it, however I never got an IP address from the DHCP server but ended up