Creating Wifi hotspot with built-in computer wifi card.

Cromsy

New Member
Hey guys,

So, what i'm trying to do is create a wifi hotspot using my computer. In other words, turning my computer into a router. I'm wanting to do this so i can use my ipod at home instead of only when i'm around other wifi hotspots.

My computer is running off of a wired router, so that i can play online on my PS3 as well. I was told wifi doesn't work well with Ps3's normally so i just bought a wired router. So, the mainline internet cord is plugged into a wired router and then another line runs into my computer.

For some reason, after i make an adhoc connection, the computer is not sending the required information to the iPod so that it connects to the internet.

I've tried entering in the information into the Static tab in my ipod as well, and still only get Local Connection instead of Local and Internet.

This is what my connection looks like through the router using ipconfig /all:

Code:
[COLOR=red]Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6002]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
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[COLOR=red]C:\Users\Kyle>ipconfig /all[/COLOR]
[COLOR=red]Windows IP Configuration[/COLOR]
[COLOR=red]   Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Crommy
   Primary Dns Suffix  . . . . . . . :
   Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
   IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
   WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
   DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : twinvalley.net
[/COLOR]
[COLOR=red]Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:[/COLOR]
[COLOR=red]   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1F-3A-19-BA-C7
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
[/COLOR]
[COLOR=red]Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:[/COLOR]
[COLOR=red]   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : twinvalley.net
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet
 NIC
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1B-38-F0-D3-59
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::91b2:480f:aed5:86f6%8(Preferred)
   IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.100(Preferred)
   Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
   Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Monday, December 27, 2010 9:58:11 Cromwel
l
   Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Tuesday, December 28, 2010 9:58:11 Cromwe
ll
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
   DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
   DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 201333560
   DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-0F-2D-37-1A-00-1B-38-F0-D3-59[/COLOR]
[COLOR=red]   DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 63.245.131.21
                                       63.245.131.22
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled
[/COLOR]
[COLOR=red]Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 6:[/COLOR]
[COLOR=red]   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . : twinvalley.net
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.twinvalley.net
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
[/COLOR]
[COLOR=red]Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 7:[/COLOR]
[COLOR=red]   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : isatap.{B72C6D39-A2E1-4DF7-BEA2-BC7309214
811}
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
[/COLOR]
[COLOR=red]Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 14:[/COLOR]
[COLOR=red]   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 02-00-54-55-4E-01
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
   IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:860:89f:3f57:fe9b(Prefer
red)
   Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::860:89f:3f57:fe9b%10(Preferred)
   Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
   NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled
[/COLOR]
[COLOR=red]Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 12:[/COLOR]
[COLOR=red]   Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
   Connection-specific DNS Suffix  . :
   Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft 6to4 Adapter
   Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
   DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
   Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes[/COLOR]
now when i look at other people's ipconfig /all, they do not have any of theese "tunnel adapters" as i have. not sure if that has anything to do with it or not.:rolleyes:

thanks for any and all tips!
 

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Lorien

Account Suspended
Hi Cromsy,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

Unfortunately, it isn't as simple as that. You are connected to the router fine with your computer, but that tells us nothing about the ipod because wireless is off (but that's not the whole story either - you need something extra to do what you want). The following article should tell you what you need and how to do it: How to Connect iPod Touch to Windows 7 Ad-hoc Wireless Network. Although it says Windows 7, there are procedures for Vista as well (and the software will work with Vista).

I hope this helps.

Good luck!
 

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    6TO4 Adapter
    Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
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    Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
    Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface

    Router Linksys / WRT54G -01

Cromsy

New Member
Hi Cromsy,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

Unfortunately, it isn't as simple as that. You are connected to the router fine with your computer, but that tells us nothing about the ipod because wireless is off (but that's not the whole story either - you need something extra to do what you want). The following article should tell you what you need and how to do it: How to Connect iPod Touch to Windows 7 Ad-hoc Wireless Network. Although it says Windows 7, there are procedures for Vista as well (and the software will work with Vista).

I hope this helps.

Good luck!

Thanks for the tips!

However, when i follow that guide to using the Proxy Server, the server doesn't seem to do anything to help the connection.. I read through some of the comments and saw one person say you have to bridge the connections. I tried that also, and it still only gave me Local only. Is there anything else i have to do to the proxy work like it's suppose to?

I've also tried plugging my ethernet straight into the computer with this method, same result.
 

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