I actually don't know where to ask this. But have tried searching everywhere and I haven't been able to find a single good answer....
Problem: I want to connect my iPod Touch 8GB to my PC (Vista OS) via WiFi. I also want to able to share the internet connection, and therefore access internet on my iTouch.
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 32-bit, 4GB RAM
WiFi Router -
Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN
Driver Version - 126.96.36.199
Broadcom NetLink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet
Driver Version - 188.8.131.52
My computer runs on a college internet connection, with a proxy setting..
My proxy settings that I need to use are
Proxy - 172.30.3.3 Port - 8080
I do not use proxy for local sites.
I have tried the following...
I. On a MAC
1. Turn on AirPort, create an adhoc comp to comp network with a WEP Secure Protocol, and hence connected my iTouch to the MAC via WiFi.
2. Enable Internet Sharing in Ethernet.
3. I added the
a. AirPort IP Address
b. DNS Server info on my iTouch(which I get after I connect to AirPort)
to the additional DNS servers list on my Ethernet.
And I have been able to connect to the net on my iTouch.
II. On a PC
When I do the same above steps replacing AirPort with my WiFi on my own computer (with Vista) I have the following problems
1. I use WEP Protocol. If I use WPA2, then I can't even connect to my computer through WiFi, let alone internet usage. I turn on Internet Sharing here too.
2. After I connect, I do NOT get a DNS Server on my iPod (therefore, I am unable to do step 3b).
3. Therefore I cannot connect to the internet, even though i am connected through WiFi.
Possible Solutions: I have browsed about this problem. The internet suggests the following possible issues.
1. My iTouch software is not upgraded - It is...so that cant be it
2. I need to update my WiFi device driver.
3. Some Firewall Settings, which i cannot understand.
So, basically, I think its a problem with my computer settings. Thats why i put in the Vista Forums. Any help???