The title says it all, it's inconvenient, but rather amusing.

So my iPod's wifi is shot, it detects any network available, but will not connect, until now! I was testing it with my Pre+'s mobile hotspot feature, keeping the two very close by, and it would connect, but then disconnect. Then I though to hold the phone and iPod back to back making contact. That was the key! I have full signal strength, and it only drops the connection if the contact is broken.

To put icing on the cake, it is surprisingly easy to hold a Pre and iPod touch this way, little to no effort. Hooray for finally Jailbreaking my broke-*** iPod touch!