Creating a Wireless Network




Wireless Networks

Often you have a WiFi wireless network available. Simply connect the iPhone and other computer to the same wireless network, then you can browse or upload files from a laptop or another computer using the FTP/Web server built into FTP On The Go.

You would want to create an AdHoc wireless network if you were somewhere with no normal WiFi Internet access, but wanted your laptop to be able to upload files to your iPhone, which could then upload them over its 3G/Edge connection. This lets the computers and iPhone talk to each other without needing a separate wireless router.




Using a Mac

  1. Click the "Wireless" network icon in the top menu bar; and choose the "Create Network" menu item.
  2. Enter a name for the network.
  3. It is not required, but highly recommended that you check the item to require a password.
  4. That's it, do the iPhone setup steps below next.



Using Windows

  1. Windows Vista: Click the Windows Start button, then click the "Connect To" menu.
  2. Click "Set up a connection or network".
  3. Select "Set up an ad hoc (computer-to-computer) network", click Next, and then follow the directions.
  4. It is not required, but highly recommended that you setup to require a password.
  5. That's it, do the iPhone setup steps below next.
  1. Windows XP: We're not going to try and copy Microsoft's big list of steps. View Microsoft's Directions.



iPhone / iPod touch

  1. Start the iPhone "Settings" app.
  2. Pick the Wi-Fi item near the very top.
  3. The network you created above should show in the list. Simply touch it; if needed the iPhone will prompt you for the password.
  4. Note: Some people have had trouble connecting when using with a Windows Ad-Hoc network. Changing the DHCP IP address to Static IP helped fix. Make sure you are giving an address in the same range (changing the dynamic 192.168.0.1 address to a static address 192.168.0.11).
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