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iPhone using Mac Mini's internet connection sharing, stops loading webpages

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Governa Level 2 Level 2 (200 points)
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Nov 24, 2007 2:18 PM
Bought an iPhone 1 hour ago.

I'm sharing my internet connection to my iBook and MacBook from my Mac Mini. Works fine.

Can't connect using the iPhone.

It will detect the network, it will show full network reception, but it will only load webpages for the first 10 seconds and then stops.

Tried removing the password, fixing a channel, resetting the iPhone (full reset), the "forget this network" trick, nothing worked.

It will load web pages in the first 10 seconds of detecting my open network. Its highly frustrating...

Any suggestions? Maybe using the restore option from iTunes instead of the reset ones from iPhone? Will this try to reinstall the latest firmware?
Mac Mini CoreDuo 1.66 + iBook G4 12" 1.33 + iMac G3 233 + Macintosh LC 12" 16MHz, + iPhone 8GB + iPod Nano 4GB white
  • John Pietrzak Calculating status...
    Very similar case here -- I bought an iPhone just yesterday, set it up with internet sharing on my Mac Mini, and am getting random (but frequent) failures connecting via wifi. Small web pages can get through sometimes, large (or complex) web pages almost always hang during loading, e-mail pretty much never works.

    However, using "edge" works just fine.

    I've nosed around these forums a bit (and googled for this problem a bit), and it does seem like there are a number of users having this sort of trouble. However, some folks with this problem have noted that they can run wifi just fine at other hotspots. (I haven't taken my phone to another hotspot yet, maybe I'll try tomorrow...) And I've shared my internet connection to other PCs from my Mini successfully before. So, in my opinion, this problem does not appear to be an actual hardware fault in either the iPhone or the Mac Mini, but rather some disagreement between the settings chosen on both sides; my guess is that this'll take a driver modification in either or both to fix, rather than a replacement of either the iPhone or the Mini.

    Just my current guess, though.

    Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • amfw Calculating status...
    Wish i had a solution for this as well... Just wanted to pipe up and say that this is exactly the same problem i am having here. I also have a mac mini and suspect that must be part of the problem as i have no issues connecting anywhere else. i have tried absolutely everything and am kind of surprised that to mac products would have such difficulty communicating with each other.
    Mac mini
  • somi Calculating status...

    this topic is discussed in detail here.

    I already opened a apple care support case on this problem
    They are working on the problem. It is a software Problem as it only happens with 10.5.1. I had it working with 10.5.0.
    It is very likely that it will be fixed in 10.5.2 (as it seems to be working in the developer beta)

    Best Regards,
    MacBook Pro 17" (intel), Mac OS X (10.5.1), - iPhone - Mac Mini (intel)


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