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Windows 7: iPhone Can't Connect to Internet via Ad-Hoc Wifi

23 Jan 2010   #1
Blewyn

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
iPhone Can't Connect to Internet via Ad-Hoc Wifi

Up until yesterday, I could connect my iPhone to the internet via my Win 7 laptop using an ad-hoc network and internet connection sharing. Now I can connect the two with the wifi ad-hoc network, and my internet connection is shared, but the iPhone just can't see the internet connection. I know it's a Win 7 problem because the iphone connects to the net fine using an ad-hoc network and connection sharing when I boot my laptop (MacBook) into OSX (snow leopard).

Both networks (3G internet and wifi ad-hoc) are classed as 'work' networks in Win 7. Can you help ? it's a real pain having to switch to OSX to update my iPhone.....

Things I changed recently - installed Boot Camp 3.1 64bit (am running Win 7 Ultimate 64bit).


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23 Jan 2010   #2
Blewyn

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Anyone ?
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24 Jan 2010   #3
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

You haven't mentioned whether you are using wireless or wired network. If wireless, the Iphone should connect to your network using wifi and use the internet. I'm pretty sure you already know this.

Edit: I tried with WPA2-Personal and was not able to connect to my adhoc ICS. It works when i set the security to WEP. I'm not sure why though. Will keep testing.

Could it be the iphone cannot use WPA2-Personal, as this is what my router and W7 wireless security is set to.
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24 Jan 2010   #4
Adrian

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Blewyn View Post
Anyone ?
The issue is not with your network but with your iphone!
Your Iphone does not update thru the internet but via sync attached to your system. Is your wifi open or do you use encryption? You must use the settings option in your iphone to select your named network that you want your iphone to link up with, if you use password encryption than the settings option must have the passwors or your network will block the iphone.
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24 Jan 2010   #5
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

The Iphone detects the wireless network like any other wifi devices. Like i have tested, with the adhoc network, my Iphone only detect the adhoc network when the adhoc network is setup with WEP. I just had a quick look at my W7 wireless option. And under Security type, if set to Shared, encryption is WEP.

And a quick look again into adhoc creation, when setting up adhoc network, i see Security type having option of WEP. No encryption option available during adhoc creation. So begs the question, why is W7 adhoc saying Security as WEP and W7 wireless saying Encryption WEP.
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24 Jan 2010   #6
Adrian

 

aem, connect to the following link for wifi connectivity in Apple Support.
Here is the link: iPhone and iPod touch: Troubleshooting Wi-Fi networks and connections

Regards,
Adrian
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24 Jan 2010   #7
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Thanks Adrian, but it doesn't say why my iphone cannot detect SSID with WPA, only works with WEP.

And there is definiately a diffrence between security type and encryption type. As i said when you go to create adhoc connection you only get to choose security and WEP is featured, whereas in W7 wireless, you have WEP coming under Encryption. My W7 wireless doesn't have WEP as a security optrion.
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26 Jan 2010   #8
Blewyn

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

It's not the iphone at fault - it connects easily to ad-hoc wifi when I boot my macbook in OSX (SL). When I try to do the same in Win 7, it connects to the wifi network, but no internet, even though Win 7 says the internet connection is shared...
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26 Jan 2010   #9
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Blewyn View Post
It's not the iphone at fault - it connects easily to ad-hoc wifi when I boot my macbook in OSX (SL). When I try to do the same in Win 7, it connects to the wifi network, but no internet, even though Win 7 says the internet connection is shared...

Can you confirm this to be true or not

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And a quick look again into adhoc creation, when setting up adhoc network, I see Security type having option of WEP. No encryption option available during adhoc creation. So begs the question, why is W7 adhoc saying Security as WEP and W7 wireless saying Encryption as WEP.
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28 Jan 2010   #10
Blewyn

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

No - when I go to "manage wireless networks" I can double-click on each network to bring up its properties and there's a 'security' tab. WEP is under 'encryption' for both persistent and ad-hoc wireless networks, and does not appear under 'security'.
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