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Connecting your iPhone to your Laptop using a wireless ad hoc network [iPhone]

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imageWhen I first got the iPhone, they used to tell me that the only means to get an internet connection to the iPhone is either the 3G or through a Wi-Fi access-point. I used to connect my older iMate to the internet over its USB connection to the laptop, that’s not possible anymore with the iPhone.

To keep it short, here’s what you need to do …

First, we need to create an ad hoc network. The iPhone needs to connect to a Wi-Fi access-point. It’s not possible to connect it directly to your laptop. So, we’ll create an ad hoc wireless network on the laptop, were other laptops and devices can connect to just as connecting to an access-point.
(The next steps are performed on Windows Vista. For Windows XP, do this and jump to step X.)

  1. Make sure your wireless adapter is enabled.
  2. Open the Networks and Sharing Center. Under Tasks (left), choose Manage Wireless Networks.
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  3. In the Manage Wireless Networks window, click Add.
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  4. Choose “Create an ad hoc network”. Press Next on the next page.
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  5. On the next page, enter a Network Name of your choice (as “iPhoneNetwork”). This is the network you’ll connect to from your iPhone. Choose WEP for Security Type (you can also choose “No Authentication (Open)”, but this way anyone in your ad hoc wireless network range can connect to your laptop.) Enter a Security Key as instructed, check “Save this network” and click Next.
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  6. You should get the “Your iPhoneNetwork is ready to use”. Before pressing Close, click on “Turn on Internet Connection sharing”.
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  7. Select your Local Area Network internet connection you usually use to connect to the internet and press Next. The next page should say “Internet connection sharing is enabled.” Press Close.

Now, your ad hoc network is ready.

The second step is connecting your iPhone to the “iPhoneNetwork” ad hoc wireless network.

  1. From your iPhone, open Settings. Choose Wi-Fi.
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  2. Click on “iPhoneNetwork” and enter the password you defined earlier (Security Key), then press Join. It take you back to the previous screen but with the “iPhoneNetwork” checked.
  3. On your laptop, you should see the “Set Network Location” screen. Choose Home or Work, no big deal.
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You should open Safari browser and connect directly to the internet. Connect to Google or something to make sure that everything’s fine. And, yes, it’s a little buggy – you’ll sometimes have to do it over and over again!

Now you can access iTunes store or even download/update your iPhone applications directly without needing to do that on iTunes. Enjoy :)

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Written by AlaaShaker

March 27, 2009 at 3:20 am

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  1. nice :)

    ahmad

    April 10, 2009 at 3:37 pm

  2. mine says local instead of local and internet connection

    i had to manually set internet connection sharing

    michelle

    April 22, 2009 at 11:09 pm

  3. I have to admit it’s not always as smooth as shown above. I sometimes have to repeat it again for a couple of times before it acts “stable”.

    Michelle: Yep, you sometimes have to do it manually .. !

    AlaaShaker

    April 24, 2009 at 2:47 pm

  4. Hi,

    I tried the above method but its not working. My iphone detects the network and also updates the IP settings but i cant browse the net!

    Please help!!!!

    Anirudh

    April 29, 2009 at 9:01 am

  5. Anirudh: I’m sorry to hear that, but why? What happens?

    AlaaShaker

    April 29, 2009 at 10:11 am

  6. I dont know. My iphone detects thhe nete network, connects to it, updates all the IP values but i cant surf. Safari throws an error “Safari could not open the page because the server stopped responding” . Iphone only detects when i manually connect to that network from laptop.
    Please help yar!

    Anirudhs

    April 30, 2009 at 11:42 am

  7. I am just getting IP address and subnet mask field in my iphone.. rest all is blank.

    Anirudhs

    April 30, 2009 at 12:01 pm

  8. Anirudh: Perhaps you need to enable ICS (Internet Connection Sharing), make sure it is enabled!

    AlaaShaker

    April 30, 2009 at 12:51 pm

  9. yes it is enabled!

    Anirudhs

    April 30, 2009 at 12:52 pm

  10. Do i have to connect to that ad hoc network first on my laptop in order to detect it on my iphone? cuz this is how m doin now… if i dont connect it then the iphone doesnt detects it!!!!!!

    Anirudhs

    April 30, 2009 at 12:55 pm

  11. Try setting the default gateway manually ..

    AlaaShaker

    April 30, 2009 at 12:55 pm

  12. and how to u do that??? default gateway manually!!!

    Anirudhs

    April 30, 2009 at 12:56 pm

  13. The router’s IP :)

    AlaaShaker

    April 30, 2009 at 12:57 pm

  14. i am really very bad at all such things yar… no idea how to do it and which all settings to use!

    Anirudhs

    April 30, 2009 at 1:12 pm

  15. How abt Windows XP. I cannot connect my iphone to laptop

    Sascha

    May 4, 2009 at 10:51 am

  16. Anirudhs: Go to Settings > Wi-Fi > YourNetwork > DNS and edit that to your router’s IP …

    Sascha: Here‘s how you could set up an ad hoc network on XP, the rest is pretty much the same …

    AlaaShaker

    May 4, 2009 at 11:54 am

  17. Tnx for the comment. i created the wifi, and connected ihpone to wifi. but no internet connection on iphone? any idea?

    Sascha

    May 4, 2009 at 11:56 am

  18. Sascha: Perhaps u need to set the Internet Connection Sharing. Run to Google, I can’t help with this one :)

    AlaaShaker

    May 4, 2009 at 1:35 pm

  19. i have a windows vista the i tried connecting my iphone to the laptop bt its local only can u help

    yatin

    May 5, 2009 at 10:16 pm

  20. btw how much da iphone cost !!

    ahmad

    May 9, 2009 at 10:02 pm

  21. Now the question that I have, is it possible to set it up the opposite way where you can use the 3G network for your laptop through the iphone…???

    Steve

    May 19, 2009 at 8:36 am

  22. it works very good i was impressed its was a awesome post

    kaushik

    June 7, 2009 at 9:05 am

  23. Dude this does not work , I have used it to connect to other laptops it works perfectly. But the iphone detects the network with all the correct IP values but shows this message ” Unable to connect to network …..” what are all of us doing wrong ? Please advice.

    Divitya

    June 14, 2009 at 1:47 pm

  24. Hey alaa I Made Every thing u Said but i didnt Find Turn on Internet Connection sharing Could you please Tell me How To Get It.Thx

    Stat_jack

    June 15, 2009 at 9:02 pm

  25. mine it’s working fine, but when I restart the notebook it simply won’t connect, I need to make another connection, enable ICS again and then connect my ipod to it.

    BobotzZz

    June 18, 2009 at 7:05 am

  26. Folks, those who don’t have this thing working, you gotta mess around with the Wireless Adapter Settings. Go to your Wireless Network Connection Status, Sharing tab, and there’s Internet Connection Sharing (ICS). It isn’t always stably working on Vista – honestly, I don’t know why! Sorry!

    AlaaShaker

    June 18, 2009 at 7:34 pm

  27. Hi, i’ve been trying to follow the above mentioned steps and i need a little help.
    I am on windowsXP, i set the ad hoc network for my PC and laptop from the following link:

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/setup/adhoc.mspx

    My iphone connects to my computer and everything is fine, the only problem is that my iphone continues using Edge for all my internet applications :(
    it doesnt use the newly creater wifi network.

    How can i fix this problem?
    Hoping for a good reply
    thanks.

    Mann

    June 19, 2009 at 1:50 pm

  28. it doesn’t work!! my iphone detected the network and connected to it but it only received the IP and the subnet. i had to manullly enter the DNS. still it could not connect to the internet, saying that the connection with the server was not responding or something like that

    PLZ help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    NJ

    June 28, 2009 at 11:48 am

  29. thank you for the info alaa, you are the best :)
    i’ve tried it on my vista many times before using ips and configuring my iphone manually,
    then it turned out that easily leave everything as is in vista the ip is 192.168.1 by default, the iphone will have the .2 and will work :D
    thanks a lot

    Asaad

    July 11, 2009 at 1:02 am

  30. I have it all set up and working great but my mail app and skype apps do not work. This is because they are not http connections. Is there any workaround for this? i heard someone mention fpipe which is a port redirector but I do not know enough about this sort of thing to figure it out. Anyone have any ideas?

    jru

    July 22, 2009 at 3:13 pm

  31. Thanks. That is amazing work!

    Ahmed

    July 25, 2009 at 4:33 pm

  32. THX it work but just for 3 days but a problem similar to NJ problem occured((it doesn’t work!! my iphone detected the network and connected to it but it only received the IP and the subnet. i had to manullly enter the DNS. still it could not connect to the internet, saying that the connection with the server was not responding or something like that))plz anyone have an idea about this tell us
    ****i tried many laptops and many internet provider and the problem still HELP

    aws

    August 2, 2009 at 4:47 pm

  33. thanx a lot….its working….nice job.

    ashok

    August 12, 2009 at 10:19 pm

  34. OMG, I finally made it!
    My laptop was connected to the internet using the ethernet card. In the ethernet card’s IPv4 properties there were specific DNS settings for the router I was connected to…
    Then I connected the iphone to the wireless adhoc of my laptop, I had ICS enabled, and on the iPhone I put the same DNS settings that I had on the IPv4 Properties of the ethernet card in my pc and it worked, internet on the iphone!!! :D

    Ricardo

    September 1, 2009 at 9:31 pm

  35. thanks a lot buddy; i was trying to setit up for a long time; now iam able to…

    i did
    === ON WINDOWS XP ====
    1. Internet Connection Sharing
    2. Adoc network creation

    === ON IPHONE ====
    1. Connect to the adodch net work above ====
    2. Proxy setting are done MANUAL; and gave my windows networks proxy settings.

    And now i am able to browse ….
    thanks again

    golu

    September 17, 2009 at 6:40 pm

  36. Hi Ricardo and Golu, please can you do me a favour of explicitly describing how exactly you set up the manual configuration for the IP proxy settings???

    Would really apprecaite it…dont know about those stuffs…

    bosun

    September 24, 2009 at 3:59 pm

  37. Hi,
    I have tried a couple of times to set it up but after I enter the name, password and hit save, the message ‘windows could not set up ‘iphone'”. Any suggestions?

    Dan

    October 29, 2009 at 6:54 am

  38. @Dan,
    You would need to turn on the WIFI on your laptop. You get this error when you try setting up a connection without turning on WIFI.
    Thx!

    Shoaib

    November 6, 2009 at 2:26 am

  39. Sorry, thanks im up and running!!

    Dan

    November 6, 2009 at 3:23 am

  40. Actually, am having issues with connecting my iPhone to laptop using WIFI. Tried the above procedure so many times. iPhone do find the network that i create on my laptop, it even connects to it and shows IP and DNS. But it won’t browse internet. I have even enabled ICS on my PC. I am using DSL. Can anybody help plz? :(
    Thx!
    Shoaib

    Shoaib

    November 7, 2009 at 2:51 pm

  41. Do I have to enable ICS on my DSL (LAN connection) or the wirless connection i create? Plz advise
    Thx!

    Shoaib

    November 7, 2009 at 2:52 pm

  42. thx. it helped . God bless u . Jazak Allah Kheir

    Shabbir

    November 18, 2009 at 9:08 am

  43. I highly enjoyed reading this post, keep on creating such exciting stuff!

    LISKLYMNSIB

    November 27, 2009 at 7:25 am

  44. i have iPhone i have iPhone lallallallalalalllala

    iPhone

    December 17, 2009 at 10:01 pm

  45. ipodipo

    iPhone

    December 17, 2009 at 10:02 pm

  46. i not able to Join with Password..but without password when there is free authentication i can join it…ples help me to connect with password

    anta

    December 18, 2009 at 1:21 pm

  47. Ive been trying to connect my ipod touch this way for a while now. and every time i get to step 6, the option for turning on internet connection sharing is missing. everything from “recommended options:” down is all missing. i HAVE connected before. only once. it worked perfect. and looked exactly like youve posted. i can still set up the connection, and when i access it through my ipod, it connects. but when i go to the itunes store, it says “cannot connect to itunes store invalid argument.”
    ive tried updated a bunch of stuff. i recently updated to windows 7, and it still isnt working.

    does anyone have any idea why its not asking me to turn on internet connection?

    k

    December 29, 2009 at 12:21 am

  48. thanks for the information, you spare me to buy a wireless router :)

    Denixis

    January 7, 2010 at 4:56 pm

  49. how do you set up an ad hoc using win xp??

    j

    January 18, 2010 at 10:40 am

  50. I cant understand how to write the dns in iphone in ipv 4 the dns is set automaticlly

    ATa

    January 22, 2010 at 11:35 am

  51. I am using windows vista laptop. My internet connection is through lan cable. When i made my adhoc my iphone could cath it but when i connected to it and opened safari it keeps on saying connecting and internet doent connects please can someone help me please urgently!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ata

    January 22, 2010 at 12:21 pm

  52. and it is same like K there is no Enable internet sharing in the adhoc connection establising

    Ata

    January 22, 2010 at 12:25 pm

  53. Thanks for the detailed answer … it was just what i needed!

    Khi

    January 25, 2010 at 3:22 pm

  54. thx for the info, but still, ive got a problem.

    after creating the adhoc wireless connection, there’s no “Turn on Internet Connection Sharing” button like on your 6th step. so, after pairing my itouch w/ my laptop, still, itouch cant browse the internet. i deduced that the problem is no “Turn on Internet Connection Sharing” button so the internet connection cant be shared.

    im unfamilliar with those manual setting to connect my itouch to my laptop. could someone help me out??

    broda

    January 26, 2010 at 3:28 am

  55. Tried twice on my new iPhone 3GS.

    Second time lucky.

    Click properties on your wired connection annd check the box “Allow other users to connect to the internet…..”

    KB

    February 1, 2010 at 5:41 pm

  56. Hi guys! I’m not really good in computer but im willing to learn! ^^.

    I have an HSDPA stick modem and i use it on my notebook running in xp sp3. and i’d have to create an ad hoc connection for me to be able to share the internet connection to my iphone via wifi from my notebook? is that right? If so, can i use the same process to make an ad hoc connection?

    Athrune

    February 2, 2010 at 12:27 pm

  57. Hi, I am using Win7 and trying to create adhoc with iphone 3g.
    Lan Settings in Win7 are: auto assign ip and DNS.

    When I create adhoc wireless network and turn on internet sharing, Iphone cant connect tothe network but no internet connection in iPhone.

    Can anybody pls help how to assign manual ip’s and other settings in iPhone???

    Sbanerje

    February 22, 2010 at 7:28 pm

  58. For those who are using Windows 7 and atleast able to join the adhoc network through iPhone but not able to share the internet connection from PC/Laptop to iPhone, here is one way to do it:

    1. Create adhoc network in Win7 (PC/Laptop),
    (try with “no encryption” or security key first and then try with the other ones). ignore the step where it says “turn on internet sharing”

    2. In “Change Adapter Settings” link, select both LAN network adapter and Wireless network adapter and right click on anyone and select “Bridge Connection”.

    3. Turn on iPhone wifi and join above wireless connection. You may have to sign on with your service providers credentials (user/pwd) after connection.

    Hope this works as well with all of you as it worked for me.

    Sbanerje

    February 24, 2010 at 7:12 pm

  59. YES. I would like to say that the person above is an absolute lifesaver. I’ve tried everything possible to get the iPhone to work, but bridging finally did it.

    Loc

    March 7, 2010 at 12:05 am

  60. Does this work if you are using a dial-up connection (say Verizon USB modem)? If so, what am I doing wrong because my device will not connect to the ad hoc network?

    Chris

    March 8, 2010 at 5:38 pm

  61. Hi I have been having the same issue as alot of you guys: sharing internet from my laptop with my ipod touch. At first I could for several days. Then every time I tried to establish a new connection the option for share this network was gone. You have to go under the internet settings and turn OFF the ICS then try a new wireless ad hoc. Hope this helps!!

    CMorrison

    March 9, 2010 at 12:25 am

  62. Thnx. Worked for me thru bridging in vista…
    Bridged wireless and ethernet adapters

    zen

    March 13, 2010 at 4:35 pm

  63. I did everthing as per Alaashakers instruction. I didn’t do ICS. Instead I bridged wired local area network adapter and wireless network adapter together. With this I was able to connect to Internet thru my laptop wifi.

    Zen

    March 16, 2010 at 10:57 am

  64. Hi pls help me… i do everything the way u say but when the netwotrk connection is completed there is not option of ICS. I even tried to manualy enable the ICS by going through network properties- and than sharing tab— but there is no sharing tab to my wifi networks wats the problem. I am having windows vista home version in my laptop. Pls help me out

    karanranka

    March 22, 2010 at 5:03 pm

  65. The solution to the internet connection problem is the Network Bridge.
    I it found on this Microsoft website:

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/crawford_02april22.mspx

    You have to force your wireless network adapter into compatibility mode, because it doesn’t allow promiscuous mode. I guess that the newer WiFi adapters (cards) would allow this mode and that older ones don’t. And if they don’t, you have to force them!

    UTO

    April 12, 2010 at 5:09 pm

  66. My iPhone can find the network I create but when I enter the WPA2 password, it just stays at the password screen saying Joining “My-Network”… any ideas on what to do?

    Martin

    April 24, 2010 at 3:06 am

  67. Have 5 bars on my wireless but won’t let connect to my Internet ??

    Tom

    April 25, 2010 at 9:30 pm

  68. Did everthing says it’s connected have 5 bars on wireness but can’t comment to the Internet. Any help would do. Thanks

    Tom

    April 25, 2010 at 10:12 pm

  69. thank you!
    you’ve made my day.

    Chad

    April 28, 2010 at 10:36 pm

  70. HI AlaaShaker,

    I made adhoc network using

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/setup/adhoc.mspx

    turned on ICS on my wired interent connection

    Connected my iphone to it.
    IP & submask was showing up..added DNS like
    Go to Settings > Wi-Fi > YourNetwork > DNS and edit that to your router’s IP …

    But still not able to browse.. connected though..

    Please help.thanks in advance..

    anshul

    April 29, 2010 at 9:13 pm

  71. I tried different thing..

    Removed ICS
    removed DBS path from iphone settings..

    Bridged lan and worless connection.. didnt work and my Laptop net also stopped..

    Please help AlaaShaker.. I am very disappointed..

    anshul

    April 29, 2010 at 9:35 pm

  72. I did this on windows 7, it worked for my ipod touch but for some reason it won’t work with my iphone 3gs (upgraded with the latest updates)
    I connect to the wireless network, it shows its connected (with the wifi symbol at the top in the iphone’s status bar) but as soon as i try using the internet via safari or any other app, it reverts back to using 3g or edge networks. I’ve checked and after reverting it still shows wifi is connected but the wifi symbol is no longer in the status bar and judging by the speed of the connection it really isn’t connected to wifi.
    Any ideas why this is happening?

    harky

    May 10, 2010 at 7:47 pm

  73. Thank so so much

    raju

    May 16, 2010 at 9:46 am

  74. Perfect!
    I tried WPA2 first as i knew about the rest, with WEP it’s an instant runner :)
    Thanks!!!

    Michael

    July 2, 2010 at 8:32 am

  75. Thank you for this. Worked like a charm!

    Sabarish

    July 2, 2010 at 10:04 am

  76. I have tried the instructions and keep looking for “For Windows XP do this and jump to step X”. I have not been able to find the network and sharing center in XP and make that connection and where is Step X? Will this allow me away from a wifi connection to connect my iPhone 3GS to connect my laptop to the internet? Thanks.

    AlanT

    July 11, 2010 at 5:27 am

  77. awesome man..!! it worked.. bt once it is disconnected it doesnt reconnect.. i have to add a new network and connect to the new one..!! this happens everytime..
    bt anyways d techniq is awesome..

    Iru

    July 11, 2010 at 7:30 am

  78. *My laptop wireless was then showing as not connected but my bridged connection was, wifi on my iPhone was showing connected.

    Kyle

    July 15, 2010 at 2:52 pm

  79. hey guys,

    I had this network running after I manually set my DNS for a while, but after I came back to restart my PC (win vista), my iPhone wouldn’t connect no more…

    I can find the DNS and IP settings with ipconfig /all in the CMD, but the iPv4 settings aren’t exactly contrasted and I can’t get the router address

    any help?

    thanks

    David

    July 23, 2010 at 4:31 pm

  80. Im trying to do it on windows XP in my lap top connected to the work network however when open the properties on the wireless connection only appears “General” & “Advanced” not “wireless Networks”

    Daniel

    July 27, 2010 at 11:49 pm

  81. Try the following:
    In Network Connections – Right click on “Wireless Network Connection” – disable sharing.
    Shift @ click on Local Area Connection and Wireless Network Connection – right click and select bridge

    Flat

    July 28, 2010 at 6:34 am

  82. It works great using my laptop with Win 7 64bit and iPhone 4. There is only one glitch: e-mail does not work – cannot retrieve and cannot send. Has anyone figured out how to make e-mail work? Aside from this glitch, it beats the expensive 3G on iPhone 4.

    MikeV

    September 7, 2010 at 11:28 pm

  83. Hi,
    I am trying to set a ad-hoc connection. i did everything as above but when i look to the network that i have created i see that its access is local only. I know it might be something wrong in setting The ip address. Please Help!

    Hassan

    September 11, 2010 at 11:54 pm

  84. I cant browse Safari.It sometimes says.’it is not connected to Internet’ & sometimes server is not responding.I have done everything like enabling ICS etc etc…Please give me a answer as soon as possible…

    Dheeraj

    September 12, 2010 at 12:58 pm

  85. Alaashaker : If you get some free time,I would sincerely request you to post answers to something like the step by step procedure(like the one you showed in a pictorial above)for the problems what everyone faces while browsing Safari.
    Problem 1 : Safari could not open the page bcoz it is not connected to Internet
    Problem 2 : Safari could not open the page as server stopped responding.

    Thanks for your help.

    Dheeraj

    September 12, 2010 at 1:09 pm

  86. AlaaShaker: how do I switch my laptop from Ad-hoc host back to a wireless adaptor ? my laptop can’t connect to wireless network now.

    btw, this is good sharing though. definitely useful when i end up in overseas hotel with no wifi access.

    Kevin

    September 16, 2010 at 8:03 am

  87. Hey, I’ve wireless connection to my laptop and have IP address and subnet mask on the iphone. How do i get the ip from my laptop so i can put it in as the dns on my iphone? I’m using a dongle and so can’t bridge the connection either. Help would be appreciated.

    Ronan

    September 17, 2010 at 1:03 am

  88. Hey, I’ve wireless connection to my laptop and have IP address and subnet mask on the iphone. How do i get the ip from my laptop so i can put it in as the dns on my iphone? I’m using a dongle and so can’t bridge the connection either. Help would be appreciated. (wrong email previously)

    Ronan

    September 17, 2010 at 1:05 am

  89. thankss alot..so i dun need a router..thanksss

    ihpne4

    September 26, 2010 at 5:34 pm

  90. I tried everything and finally got my iPhone to browse the internet. I use Windows Vista on my Dell laptop.

    1.Create Ad Hoc network first.
    *Make sure your LAN and Wireless adapters are both ENABLED*
    -Control Panel- Network and Sharing Center- Set up a connection or network- Set up a wireless ad hoc
    -Give it a name, use WEP security, and type a simple password. Click Save network at the bottom. Viola
    2. Go back to Network and Sharing Center, click Manage network connections.
    3. Now left click on the LAN connection, hold the shift button and left click on the wireless connection. Now right click either connection and select Bridge Connections.
    3b. Wait until the connections are bridged, may take several seconds.
    4. Grab your iphone, go to general settings, wifi, then select the ad hoc network you created. Viola.

    Jory

    October 7, 2010 at 10:35 pm

  91. You all must enable the ICS on which the connection can access to the internet. You iphone can obtain the ip address when the ICS enabled.

    tim

    October 12, 2010 at 6:01 am

  92. my ipod touch’s internet is on n goin good bt my iphone’s internet is not n just ip address n subnet is what i m viewing on my iphone whereas my ipod touch is showin everythin… y that so?? pls help

    ankit mahajan

    October 12, 2010 at 10:49 am

  93. Worked perfect for me – Cheers mate – way better than the Apple help site

    g

    October 20, 2010 at 12:05 pm

  94. My prob is Unidentified network, IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity limited, for guys who don’t know much please give more details and easy to follow instructions pls. Thanks

    talolokins_85

    October 23, 2010 at 8:03 am

  95. I finally got it working too, with an ipod touch and an iphone 3GS.

    Follow the process as directed for setting up the network on the laptop. I set the IP address manually, to 192.168.3.1.

    I then went start/run and typed ipconfig/all which gives all the details of your connections. Mine looked like this:
    Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection 2:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR8132 PCI-E Fast Ethernet C
    ontroller
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-26-18-FB-70-3D
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
    Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.47
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.1.1
    Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, 24 October 2010 4:56:36 AM
    Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Monday, 25 October 2010 4:56:36 AM

    Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adap
    ter
    Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-25-D3-5A-2C-1B
    Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
    IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.3.1
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    The ipod/iphone found the network, then set the settings manually to:

    IP address 192.168.3.2 (one more than the laptop or other devices connected)
    Subnet 255.255.255.0
    Router: 192.168.3.1 (IP of the wireless router of the laptop)
    DNS: 192.168.1.1 (DNS setting for the Local Area Connection)

    If you use the equivalent addresses from your ipconfig report, I suppose it will work.

    Good luck!

    Alex

    October 23, 2010 at 8:38 pm

  96. my wireless router at home overheated when i used p2p heavily for 24 hours for the next 25 days “

    Impotence Remedy :

    October 31, 2010 at 6:44 am

  97. wireless routers are very necessary nowadays because we do not want so many wires running around the home .,’

    Fire Basket

    November 22, 2010 at 8:28 am

  98. Do you have instructions for OS X?

    Indigo

    November 22, 2010 at 7:21 pm

  99. guys…help me please…

    once accidently me without knowing anything about all these stuffs,,,i cud connect to net via adhoc,,just amazed,,i browsed in safari the complete day,,,but next day wen i tried to connect via adhoc it connected and cud browse for sometime,,but again its gone,,,,

    —i m connecting via dial up connection with my nokia fone

    —i get connected to net..

    —i activate adhoc…i discover it in my iphone..

    —but cant access net via iphone..

    in the NETWORKS AVAILABLE on task bar it shows…
    nokia —internet access
    my adhoc(unknown network)–no internet acess

    —i tried activate ICS in both nokia and my adhoc…but i think v can activate ICS only in one network at a time,,,

    my question s,,,WHICH NETWORK SHUD I ACTIVATE ICS…WAT ABOUT THE OTHER NETWORK…

    does this have any relation with internet tethering??? bcoz only aftr i tried internet tethering i cud access net via adhoc accidently,,,,

    BAIJOON

    December 1, 2010 at 8:06 pm

  100. plz help me in our university there is wifi network without password we can use it but its only work on laptop and iphone it doesn,t work on nokia phone plz help me how can i use it???

    Zohaib

    December 4, 2010 at 11:08 am

  101. Check out http://www.connectify.me
    Connectify utilizes your computers’ built in Wi-Fi card to wirelessly share any available Internet connection: a cable modem, a cellular card, or even another Wi-Fi network.

    iphone works well with windows 7 and it is free
    other phones should work as well

    zap

    December 24, 2010 at 3:11 am

  102. Great fix peeps…
    Beware of a minor problem, if you switch off the wireless button on your laptop after disconnecting, remember to switch it back on again when you want to recconect your Iphone, or you will not see your original ad hoc wireless network to join!!!

    TonyUK

    January 12, 2011 at 4:03 pm

  103. hi guys
    to get it to share, you need to go on network and sharing centre-manage network connections then choose youre connection, click properties and go onto sharing, then allow other users to connect to this network

    jackyboy

    January 14, 2011 at 9:27 am

  104. I am some what in all this terms, but my problem here is, I create the connection and everything, connect on the iphone and it shows its connected on the iphone, but on my computer it says is still waiting for users to connect. Ive tried several computers and I have only been successful in one. Any idea what Im missing or what I did wrong? Thanks. Im using windows 7 in all computers. Also once I disconnect from the adhoc connection it wont connect unless I run the troubleshoting

    Rikan

    January 21, 2011 at 4:29 pm

  105. dude,,,rikan,,,please try the following
    delete all adhocs…create new one…
    if ur intention s to tak net thru adhoc,,just enable ICS..int the SHARING tab of the lan connection,,,select the local network as WIRELESS NETWORK CONNECTION,,now click OK..now connect adhoc,,,change the ASK TO JOIN CONNECTION in iphone settings…i think this would work…i m connecting like this…

    BAIJOON

    January 21, 2011 at 5:20 pm

  106. Thank Alex!

    HD

    January 22, 2011 at 9:06 am

  107. This is how you do this with Windows 7: once you get to step 6 stop. You don’t want to turn on Internet sharing for your wireless dongle, you want to turn it on for the connection to the Internet. So go into Network and Sharing Center, right click on whichever connection has “access type: internet” and click on “local area connection”. In there, go to properties, sharing, then turn on Internet Sharing. Then you must, must go to ‘advanced’ and then turn on everything except desktop control. You can now use internet on your iphone.

    Danuab

    January 25, 2011 at 1:50 pm

  108. Does doing this mean u can use the internet far away from your home. How do i set it up on windows vista computer that does not say manually manage wireless networks

    Suzieq

    January 30, 2011 at 6:47 pm

  109. Hi, thank you for the instruction!
    but mine says”windows could not set up the network”
    plz help,
    thank you

    Subjack

    January 31, 2011 at 12:23 am

  110. Hi, Thanks for the instruction.
    I was able to create Wi-Fi in no time.

    Laeeq RInd

    January 31, 2011 at 1:46 pm

  111. @subjeck– c if u hav installed ur wireless driver..

    Baijoon

    February 1, 2011 at 4:56 am

  112. AWESOME! WORKS PERFECTLY!! THANK YOU SOOO MUCH! NOW I WONT NEED A ROUTER HARDWARE.

    Sharain

    February 6, 2011 at 10:35 am

  113. I have tried these steps to set up the adhoc network with the IPhone4 and it keeps saying that it is unable to join the network, i am using windows 7 ultimate and i have no clue what to do as it does not connect to my laptop via the wifi…. please help

    Brandon

    February 9, 2011 at 6:00 pm

  114. The same for me , windows 7 with iphone 4 … :(

    this forum is amazing !

    Maria

    February 11, 2011 at 9:21 pm

  115. you got a very superb website, Gladiola I noticed it through yahoo.

    Ora Mileski

    February 13, 2011 at 7:52 pm

  116. FANTASTIC GUYS! It worked perfectly for me. I tried everytin b4 now, safe for the bridging and when i did i was able to connect to internet on my ipda tru wifi

    layi

    March 1, 2011 at 11:27 pm

  117. Try to download Bzeek http://www.bzeek.com to your laptop, and it will create a WiFi AP to which you’ll be able to connect with your device.
    If you have a desktop, download Bzeek and add USB WiFi dongle, and again you’ll have a WiFi AP.

    Moti

    March 7, 2011 at 4:38 pm

  118. hi its works perfectly until i an update on my laptop made by microsoft..its not working anymore. I tried all what i read here. no luck. Iphone says ” the connection to the server failed”.

    jan

    March 10, 2011 at 5:31 pm

  119. using windows 7 home premium now, doesnt work anymore. it was ok on windows home basic though.

    jan

    March 10, 2011 at 5:33 pm

  120. Hi, as far as I understand, Bzeek does not support 64bit. Try on other computers as it’s working without any problem.

    Moti

    March 10, 2011 at 6:55 pm

  121. Hello gang,
    Very helpful and easy to follow site. Unfortunately for me, I am one of those plagued by the mysterious “loss of wifi after jailbreak” and upgrade to 4.2.1

    I thought this might resurrect my wifi on my iPhone 3G (BB 6.15.00) but alas, no good. Wifi is actively, and continuously searching for a network but never finds one. Manual entry results in a “cannot find” response.

    My son in the Navy purchased this phone (and a white 3G for my wife) as gifts. We’re on Tmobile; love the phone but wish I could hop on wifi since Tmobile’s 3G network is incompatible with iPhone.

    I have tried almost every conceivable fix, I’ve poured over blogs, and YouTube vids, and short of the insane “reflowing the motherboard via an oven or heatgun” I have given up on ever getting wifi again on this phone.

    No warranty.
    No hope.

    It’s a dead duck on wifi.

    Perhaps someone will solve this issue in the near future. Until then…I’ll have to pop in my simcard now and then to use EDGE…otherwise, I’m keeping my Blackberry 9700 with 3G.

    Sigh…

    Aaron

    March 12, 2011 at 1:22 am

  122. mines finds the network bt wen i klik it it tells me tht it is unable to joiin

    nando101

    March 17, 2011 at 6:16 am

  123. I stumbled across this page after trying to connect my vintage iPhone to my laptops internet connection, I followed everything said and it worked a treat eventually..at first the iPhone connected to the newly made ad-hoc netwerk connection but STILL used Edge, removed the new connection and did it all over again, this time enabling IPv6 and twaeking the home group options and all works fantastic. Just make sure you are NOT setting up a connection where the PC tries to use the iPhone as a modem! For anyone reading, I am using Windows 7 Pro which follows the Vista set-up guide exactly.

    Tommy D

    March 28, 2011 at 5:53 pm

  124. p.s. For folk experiencing problems with Windows XP. Remember that XP Pro has enhanced networking capabilities than the Home version. i.e. Automation of a lot of the things you dont have to mess about with manually!

    If internet connection IS enabled on any windows machine, then the iPhone HAS to be able to connect as it uses common industry standard protocalls but it will take a bit more messing about with perhaps if the OS is a Home version?? Just something to note.

    Tommy D

    March 28, 2011 at 6:01 pm

  125. it sound great news..i will try it..Alaa

    yurinto

    April 3, 2011 at 8:51 am

  126. heya buddies..
    need ur help..

    i wanna connect my nokia phone through ad hoc network..i made one but it shows NO INTERNET ACCESS..

    vivek

    April 7, 2011 at 5:49 pm

  127. I’ve had issues, but if you follow the instructions, then do what Alex said. Posted. “Alex October 23, 2010″ Then mine has been working perfectly.

    I’m accessing lan connection in hotels, then sharing the wifi to my iphone. I had tried all sorts and nil and some success. Bridging the connection worked once.

    Alex suggestion has worked a treat!! So first follow steps outlined at the start, then force ip details into your wifi settings on the phone. ‘Static’ settings btw.

    Good Luck!

    Michael

    April 22, 2011 at 11:08 am

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    May 3, 2011 at 8:42 pm

  130. To everyone who asks how to make your connection automatic in Vista/7, i’m using Wifi Suite for this. It’s simply makes a new network or connects to existing one, and no need of router devices.

    John I

    May 7, 2011 at 2:29 am

  131. thank you sir…..

    vikram

    May 11, 2011 at 1:26 pm

  132. Hi, when i reached step 6, i can’t find the “turn on internet connection sharing”. Can someone helps me? thanks!

    nelson

    May 14, 2011 at 2:10 pm

  133. some genuinely wonderful articles on this web site , thanks for contribution.

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    May 14, 2011 at 3:13 pm

  134. thank you very much! you have saved me £10 every month!
    very very easy!

    iulian

    May 24, 2011 at 6:32 pm

  135. hi
    i’m working on my graduation project ” ad hoc neywork system ” which nokia seriese phones i can use to share internet on mobile phone
    thx

    anan

    May 26, 2011 at 12:33 am

  136. [...] really be a simple tutorial within the app itself, especially considering that the app needs to be wifi / usb / ad hoc with a sound library, because any interruption ruins the [...]

  137. this article + http://www.udel.edu/topics/connect/ethernet/roguedhcp.html (How to Disable Internet Connection Sharing on a Windows Computer) in reverse (because I wanted to ENABLE Internet Connection Sharing on a Windows Computer) totally worked. Thank you. Thank you.Thank you. Thank you.

    james

    June 3, 2011 at 1:20 am

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    Joycelyn Hopson

    June 10, 2011 at 4:29 am

  139. thank you very much!!..it’s work perfectly…

    faisal

    June 14, 2011 at 6:55 am

  140. thanks a lot buddy; i was trying to setit up for a long time; now iam able to…

    i did
    === ON WINDOWS 7 ====
    1. Internet Connection Sharing
    2. Adoc network creation

    === ON IPHONE ====
    1. Connect to the adodch net work above ====
    2. Proxy setting are done MANUAL; and gave my windows networks proxy settings.

    And now i am able to browse ….
    thanks again

    mukund patel

    June 19, 2011 at 9:46 am

  141. Good, it worked pleasantly well, it did not take me more than 3 minutes to configure it, Thanks Man

    Kenny

    June 20, 2011 at 6:54 am

  142. wow…..that was really useful………………:)

    Raina

    June 22, 2011 at 5:28 pm

  143. Hello,
    I have a question:

    I using internet conexion from in my laptop a cyber cafe using cable network, and my conection with the iphone is okey but wen open Safari it take me to the login page of the cyber cafe, if i’m already loged in on my laptop but why i need to log in again with the iphone, every think is ok i have active shared internet conexion, it;s suppouse to have internet in my iphone witth log in, please helpme

    Antonio

    June 22, 2011 at 7:02 pm

  144. wow ..such amazing…thank u :)

    Fatma

    June 23, 2011 at 9:30 pm

  145. hi,
    please help me
    i have connected to hoc network according to above method but i can’t connect to internet to iphone
    my ethernet ipv4 connections are
    ip10.9.20.X
    sm 255.255.255.0
    default gate way 10.9.20.1
    DNS 10.1.1.19

    my wireless connections are
    ip 10.9.21.X
    SM 255.255.255.0

    MY IPHONE STSTIC 10.9.21.18
    SM 255.255.255.0
    router 10.9.21.17
    DNS 10.1.1.19

    ater doing all this my laptop network shows excellent but my iphone4 shows cannot open page b’coz it is not connected to internet . i have no clue where i’m wrong .help me

    srikanth

    June 27, 2011 at 12:44 am

  146. I had the same problem getting my iphone to access internet.

    At 1st i had difficulties with sharing. I had many connections. Like Local area 1…local area 2 and then wireless 1 and 2 and 3…and if i wanted to share connection then i had to specify.. For example local area 1 with wireless 2. So i had to try several ways until i got it right. I shared through local area connection 1 (which is where my laptop connects to net) and from drop down i chose Wireless network connection which is where my iphone connects to wireless. The 1st time i did that everything worked and i was able to access internet using my iphone.

    I went out used the laptop to access the wireless of my friend after changing the wireless settings to “obtain IP automatically” so i went back tried to use iphone again but this time it didnt work. There is connection but no internet so i thought it must be because i changed the wireless settings and i should obtain IP manually and i didnt know what IP it is.

    So now it works again using the following IP 192.168.2.1 subnet mask 255.255.255.0 maybe it will work if you use the same numbers.

    Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

    Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
    Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::201a:69ed:29df:a007%23
    IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.2.1
    Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
    Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

    on my iphone i see 192.168.2.1 as router and dns ip.

    I dont know if my post can be helpful. Maybe it can enlighten you a bit. I myself dont understand those things much

    Fares

    June 28, 2011 at 7:15 am

  147. oh and by the way, i had no problem with XP. Everything was smooth from the 1st try. I am using Windows7 and it seems more complicated.

    Fares

    June 28, 2011 at 7:21 am

  148. [...] No need to buy anything.. create an ad hoc network and share your iphone's connection. http://alaashaker.wordpress.com/2009…etwork-iphone/ another set of instructions [...]

  149. thanx for the information Fares,
    but stii same problem .Is there any other way to connect ethernet to iphone (via bluetooth or USB).I’m using my college ethernet .I repeated the process for many times using wired internet of my laptop enabling laptop’s wifi to iphone wi-fi . The connection is made successfuliy but cannot open page. thanx for help.

    srikanth

    July 1, 2011 at 11:56 pm

  150. i wanna do this on windows7…..i m seeing that internet network sharing so please help me

    mayur

    July 8, 2011 at 10:37 pm

  151. Thanks. This page is very useful. I appreciate your sharing.

    Dan

    July 12, 2011 at 12:17 am

  152. ohhh done it… successful…. easy :) millions thnx

    catandfox

    July 17, 2011 at 4:04 am

  153. thanks alot you really helped me

    unlimited porn

    July 17, 2011 at 6:22 pm

  154. very helpful
    its similar to intel’s my wifi program in i5 pro lappys

    abhi

    July 19, 2011 at 3:49 pm

  155. thx man……now i can connect my wifi.

    voan

    July 22, 2011 at 7:15 am

  156. Thank you this was so helpful :)

    Lenny

    July 22, 2011 at 8:23 am

  157. dude you are the best ididn’t even know how to say thanks to you iwas realy need to this

    Moeiz Jamal

    July 29, 2011 at 2:17 am

  158. hey..

    I have created ad hoc on my dell win7 home premium as below…

    1., create networkbridge on LAN and wireless adapter

    2. using manage network setting..I have created adhoc wireless.

    3. Then I was able to connect to this network with my iphone 3g , but not iphone 4. when I look the network info in iphone 4 under wifi settings..it does not show DNS and router ,,only shows IP Address and SubMast.

    Please help..My iphone 3g displays all IPs and was able to access internet….

    Krishna

    August 5, 2011 at 10:17 pm

  159. mine is not working… windows 7 and iphone 3gs. just no internet connection.

    marlin

    August 17, 2011 at 7:40 am

  160. I get to the last step and the “Turn on internet connection sharing” option is not there. Can someone please help? :\

    sdgsdg

    August 21, 2011 at 2:12 am

  161. TY! Got my old original iphone to connect to the net through my laptop!

    Only took about 30 min of trial and error, but it does work.

    Check the wireless card settings in Device Manager (for enabling).
    Enable ICS on the Internet connected network.
    Make the new Wireless network.
    Connect the iphone to Wireless network.

    Go back and make sure ICS is on at the Internet connected network.

    You can now websurf, use itunes, the app store, etc.

    thanx OP :D

    Now, with it being ad hoc, I guess I will have to reconnect each time I get near my wireless network?

    Haven’t checked that yet—will have to tomorrow

    Cherry

    August 31, 2011 at 7:50 am

  162. i followed the Instruction, iphone detects the wifi network, after i put the security key and try login, it says “unable to join the network”….anyone could you please solve my problem!!…what went wrong???….

    parbat

    September 2, 2011 at 11:25 am

  163. make sure the pc is connected to the new network. then try logging on again. also make sure and type the password correctly. good luck!

    Cherry

    September 3, 2011 at 8:56 am

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    baidu678

    September 8, 2011 at 9:36 am

  165. hello!
    net is connect but when i go to safari and search any kind of site it says that safari could not open the page
    because the server stopped responding .
    can anyone tell me that what should i do now/?????
    thnx

    neelab

    September 11, 2011 at 9:58 am

  166. ok,this worked for vista.I just created a ad-hoc connection with wep as someone suggested .I accepted internet connection sharing and coonected via ipod touch , its done.

    Shail

    September 17, 2011 at 12:33 am

  167. I am using a dongle just to add.

    Shail

    September 17, 2011 at 12:34 am

  168. I can’t believe this actually worked on my Dell Vostro 1520 laptop running Vista Home and my iPhone. I had to uncheck share internet connection and then bridge the connections by right clicking, then check share internet connection. I also had to fiddle with it a bit, checking and unchecking and bridging the connections but it finally worked when i did it in the order described. Also, only No security or WEP security works, not WPA security (this may only be a problem with Vista, not Windows 8). Also, the iPhone automatically inserted the proper DNS settings, etc. and I didn’t have to type anything in.

    Works like a charm up to about 40-50ft away from the laptop and my 10 mbit internet connection gives me about 4.5 mbit on the iPhone. Amazing that my laptop is now a wireless router! The place I am renting on vacation only has a wired internet connection and I have some programs that I can only run on the iPhone and now I can do it. Thanks so much for all the info above!

    noel

    October 2, 2011 at 3:52 am

  169. i set up ad hoc network on my pc but when i try to connect my iPhone 3gs a msg appear in my phone says unable to join the network. plz tell me how i resolve this problem.

    rocky

    October 9, 2011 at 5:55 pm

  170. These instructions did not work for me in Vista 64 as stated. Here is what I did that worked for me. Some of it may be overkill but I had so much failure that I followed these procedures just to be sure.

    1) Turn on wireless. Ensure it is NOT associated with any networks. Set TCP/IP to auto. Disable ICS for the interface.

    2) Plug in wired LAN. Set TCP/IP to auto. Disable ICS for the interface.

    3) Go to “Manage wireless networks” and delete any failed attempts to this point. Make your iPhone “forget” any failed network connections to this point.

    4) Reboot.

    5) “Manage network connections.” Select the wireless interface and the wired interface. Right click & “Bridge”.

    6) Wait. It took a while (at least a minute or two) for the two networks to complete their briding procedures, pull addresses, etc and finally settle down. In my case I knew it was done when the wireless interface status matched showed connecting to the same name domain network as the LAN and it settled on “Enabled, Bridged”.

    7) Go through the steps outlined in this article to create the ad hoc network. Use a different name than any of your previous failed attempts.

    8) Go to “Connect to a network.” and ensure that the ad hoc network you just created says something about waiting for connections. If it does not connect to it so that it does change to this status.

    9) Connect your iPhone to the ad hoc network as normal. Give it at least a minute to negotiate the connection before you try to use any network resources.

    Should be good now.

    Harmon20

    October 12, 2011 at 10:45 pm

  171. BTW, that should have been

    Eight)

    instead of

    8)

    and I too was unable to connect to the ad hoc network with my iPhone 4 on iOS4 if it was set up using WPA2…only WEP worked.

    Harmon20

    October 12, 2011 at 10:49 pm

  172. AWESOME!!!!! YAY!!!! I FINALLY GOT THIS MUG TO WORK!!!! THANX U!!!!(:*

    tutu

    November 7, 2011 at 2:52 am

  173. heck yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (:

    Yo mama!

    November 7, 2011 at 2:53 am

  174. Ok, that sounds all great but, how do you browse your pc from your Iphone or viceversa?

    Maurice

    November 11, 2011 at 11:34 pm

  175. I have internet in my iphone,how to connect it to my pc.

    Hasan Muhmood

    November 13, 2011 at 9:12 pm

  176. hey guys this does’t work… Use connectify(www.connectify.me)… This is the easiest n simplest way to make a hotspot… It creates a virtual router…

    Shaf

    November 16, 2011 at 7:28 pm

  177. i have an ihpone mobile plan which has monthly charges. by using this personal hotspot to my laptop, will i be charged extra?

    Ivan

    December 1, 2011 at 10:12 pm

  178. Seriously guys, for those of you having trouble connecting to internet from your iphones via the adhoc connection you made, try bridging the connections. Just disable the internet connection sharing on your working LAN connection, and (i am assuming you only have a local connection on your adhoc wireless connection), select the two connections together and right click, then select ‘bridge connections’. It’ll take few seconds to do its thing…and it works.!!! Tried and tested. I spent all night reading these comments and the only way it worked for me on my vista was this.

    Musab

    December 5, 2011 at 8:20 pm

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  180. thanx for the help and obliged for this help.

    jaspal

    January 18, 2012 at 8:06 am

  181. thank you very much it was helpfull >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> :)

    Mohammad.Asad

    February 4, 2012 at 12:06 am

  182. It works perfect.. i’m looking for this option for a long time.. great!!! thank yo so much.

    Muthukumar

    February 14, 2012 at 9:02 pm

  183. Ok, I see all this stuff about the Iphone. what about the ipad. I downloaded the add and cant get it to work. did the ad hoc and I am running a laptop off wireless,????

    Andrea

    March 3, 2012 at 3:26 pm

  184. In Manage Wireless Networks window , After I click add it appears only one option which is :

    (Manually create a network profile)

    Please help me

    Saadoon Duhaim Dossari

    March 8, 2012 at 10:34 am

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    Ipad

    March 24, 2012 at 3:30 am

  186. i jst got all the settings updated..but when i browse it shows safari canot open the page …the error was;”there was a problem communicatin with the web proxy server http.”how to get rid of dis prblm n browse pls help me alaa shekahar…

    priya

    March 26, 2012 at 4:57 am

  187. Hi all. I am using USB data card of accessing Internet on my laptop as broadband facility is not available in my area.So is it possible for me to share this internet connection on to my iphone4 using Ad-hoc network.
    I have created i ad-hoc network and tried to browse Safari on iphone. But unfortunately it gave me error of ‘Server time out’ once and some times it gave me error of ‘no internet connection’. Can any one help me with this.

    rahul

    April 4, 2012 at 7:12 am

  188. I just use a program to open the hidden files on my iPod. Really easy if you have a program.

    SWG

    April 20, 2012 at 6:51 pm

  189. I used an other wifi router.. and now my laptop adhoc connection didn’t work, I shown to b connected but its not working… and now i have no idea what to :(
    any one can help me please ???
    thnx

    Fahad Alam

    April 25, 2012 at 7:30 pm

  190. I used an other wifi router.. and now my laptop adhoc connection didn’t work, It shown to b connected but its not working… and now i have no idea what to do
    any one can help me please ???
    thnx

    Fahad Alam

    April 25, 2012 at 7:32 pm

  191. I was unable to connect to the internet on my iPhone and iPad using internet connection sharing having successfully created an ad hoc wireless hub. It was driving me crazy until I decided to check my firewall settings in McAfee. Under Ports and System settings, I noticed a number of services which can be accessed by other PC’s on my network were not checked. I selected most of them and now I’m able to connect to the internet. Perhaps this is the same problem others are experiencing and this solves the problem.

    Mole

    June 6, 2012 at 1:06 am

  192. you have to first connect your i phone to your system either wi-fi , bluetooth or usb .
    then click on settings in your i phone , general , network , personal hotspot ,add ur system and turn on your personal hotspot . you will be able to use ur phone internet on your system – van

    van

    June 6, 2012 at 4:30 pm

  193. wow, very nice thank you for sharing … hehehe have a good day….

  194. This is not working…..but no inter net access…..place help me…place……

    Basim

    June 14, 2012 at 5:59 pm

  195. i followed the Instruction, iphone detects the wifi network, after i put the security key and try login, it says “unable to join the network”….anyone could you please solve my problem!!…what went wrong???….

    sancheev

    June 15, 2012 at 7:45 am

  196. thnzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz its work but loadng

    sancheev

    June 15, 2012 at 9:31 am

  197. Thanxss ALotttt

    Oussama Jabori

    June 22, 2012 at 10:03 pm

  198. can any one help me please….I used to share my internet on may laptop by hoc…..and i’m doing the same steps but I can’t find turn on internet connection sharing any more after doning all the steps i used to do before…What should i do to share the net again please

    Salim

    June 23, 2012 at 12:00 pm

  199. Hello there is no appear Turn on internet connection sharing ???? what can i do?

    biibii

    June 30, 2012 at 8:00 am

  200. thn q frnd its working

    krish

    June 30, 2012 at 8:09 am

  201. “Sbanerje” u rock \m/ ty!!

    bt

    July 2, 2012 at 8:00 pm

  202. Here is one simple step … follow the same what Alaashaker asked to do… just before naming your network select the Security Type to WEP. Meaning before naming your network to “whatever”, select the security type to WEP and then name the network and then set the security key! .. this worked for me.
    Actually if you dont set the Security Type before setting the name and the key, the system takes the security type as Open or WAP2 which prevents your iPhone to connect to internet!

    Umar Khan

    July 7, 2012 at 2:08 pm

  203. IOS 5 isn’t working with AD Hoc network, i tried with other devices and it works, any advice!!

    Zak

    July 7, 2012 at 3:48 pm

  204. Hi there! I simply would like to give you a huge thumbs up for the great information you’ve got here on this post. I’ll be coming back to your blog for more soon.

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    July 9, 2012 at 3:30 am

  205. I don’t see the the icon where it says turn on Internet connection sharing

    Ana

    July 10, 2012 at 8:54 pm

  206. i have iphone 3g ( ios 4.1) iam not able to connect to my sony vaio with password in the same way as you have displayed above i am able to join with free password but it says it is not connected to internet
    my laptop has all sharing on then also this is the problem please help me with this

    Vrund

    August 9, 2012 at 8:27 am

  207. thank u very much alex…… nw its work nd very slow y?

    sancheev

    August 18, 2012 at 6:51 pm

  208. great its working,,,,,,, thanks buddy……… its perfect

    Pepsify

    August 22, 2012 at 11:50 am

  209. Thanks, it works for me too

    Ekskavaator

    October 10, 2012 at 9:05 pm

  210. you are genius! thank a lot

    erika

    October 17, 2012 at 7:20 pm

  211. one question is this applicable even if my internet connection is through DSL? because i still cant connect. :(

    erika

    October 17, 2012 at 7:23 pm

  212. got it after doing the bridge connection. thanks you are all genius :)

    erika

    October 17, 2012 at 8:25 pm

  213. great, u are really u are !! thank u

    dana

    November 11, 2012 at 9:06 pm

  214. @author plz give a solution for Dell inspiron N5110 …i made my laptop a router but my cell is not connecting to internet..i m using nokia

    umersanny

    December 5, 2012 at 3:44 pm

  215. YES, IT’S WORKING. THANKS A LOT….

    Sayeed

    December 14, 2012 at 1:08 pm

  216. i set up ad hoc network on my pc but when i try to connect my iPhone 3gs a msg appear in my phone says unable to join the network. plz tell me how i resolve this problem.

    ROSAT

    December 25, 2012 at 5:32 am

  217. When I try to make a password for the new network it rejects every password I try.
    can anyone shed some light on this?

    killjoy76au

    March 27, 2013 at 1:21 am

  218. I was unable to connect and not getting wireless icon. On iphone settings-wifi-network name- DHCp – DNS , I added the DNS settings of my 3G network. Then immediately my iphone got the ipaddress received and working fine.

    ssk

    October 3, 2013 at 2:08 pm

  219. sir i connect according to the mention method my iphone show wifi conection but it does not further work kindly guide.

    asmat

    November 6, 2013 at 6:12 pm

  220. i phone 4 connet my lenovo p.c how to work wifi connect

    R.j thakor

    February 22, 2014 at 11:26 am

  221. dear sir <
    i want to connect my phone 4 s and want to connect other cell model is samsung grand 2 so what can i do ????????????????/

    gavy

    April 30, 2014 at 12:11 pm

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