I have finally managed to get my iPod Touch to connect to our Wifi at home. I did this despite being told by our service provider that I couldn't, or shouldn't. However, as I'd clumsily wrecked our settings on the livebox thingy I had to get a very nice lady in India to talk me through the resetting process again. In so doing I worked out how to do it. The next obstacle is to get the calendar on it to sync with my Outlook. It has been a major pain in the backside, which only started when I upgraded to the version 2.0 software for £5. Cheers, Apple.
The issue here is whether Apple want to have their sleek products considered elegant toys, or a genuinely useful business tools. I still they are fancy toys.