6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 8, 2009 6:56 AM by kxw
kxw Level 1 (0 points)
I've done my testing on two computers.
One is an Intel iMac with 10.4.11
the other is an Intel iMac with 10.5.4

On both computers, internet sharing is enabled.
The wired connection is shared through the wireless connection.
(So the iPod touch and iPhone can connect to the wireless, and use the wired connection)
The connection is secure (Enable Encryption is checked), with 40-bit key length.
The firewall has been set to allow all connections.

Both computers have the iTunes Preferences -> Devices set to
"Look for iPhone and iPod Touch Remotes"

I also have an iPod touch (with 2.2 firmware)
and an iPhone (with 2.1 firmware)

iTunes is version 8.0.2 on both computers.

The iPod touch and iPhone both connect wirelessly to each computer.
(Opening Safari and browsing the web to check connectivity)

The iPod and iPhone both have the same version of the Remote app from the app store.

When iTunes is open on the 10.4.11 computer,
and the Remote app is open on the iPod touch and iPhone,
both will show up under Devices, and allow it to control iTunes.

When iTunes is open on the 10.5.4 computer
and the Remote app is open on the iPod touch and iPhone,
neither the iPod or iPhone will show up under Devices.

Unless 10.5.4 handles Internet Sharing differently, it shouldn't be an IP conflict since they connected on the 10.4.11 computer.

I've already tried reinstalling iTunes on the 10.5.4 computer.

But neither iPod or iPhone (connecting wirelessly and using Remote app) will show up under Devices in iTunes 8.0.2 on a 10.5.4 iMac.

Any ideas?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.4), iPod touch 2.2 & iPhone 2.1
  • MyMac8MyPC Level 4 (1,460 points)
    Are you by chance using WPA or WPA2?
  • kxw Level 1 (0 points)
    Internet Sharing with 'Enable Encryption' checked uses WEP, so I would be using that on both computers, not WPA or WPA2.
  • MyMac8MyPC Level 4 (1,460 points)
    Cannot use WEP. It is not secure.
  • kxw Level 1 (0 points)
    Even with a non-password protected Internet Sharing connection, it doesn't work on the 10.5.4 computer, but works on the 10.4.11 computer.
    Types of wireless security is not the issue here, but if it is, the articles at http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1741 and http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1947 do not mention it.
  • Kaz Kam Level 1 (0 points)
    What!? You CAN use WEP, and I have been for the past two years with my wireless network, iPod touch, Remote app (6 months), and iTunes. It's not AS secure as WPA, but that is irrelevant to the posters problem, which, incidentally, I am having as well.

    I used to use the remote app with iTunes and my touch flawlessly. Since installing iTunes 8, my touch does not show up wirelessly in iTunes, so I am unable to pair it. I have checked that iTunes is set detect remote devices, and I know my wifi is working properly as my touch is able to browse the web on the same network.

    Used to work just fine for me... I suspect iTunes 8 is the problem. So far iTunes 8 has been nothing but a PITA with nothing to add but bugs and a decrease in functionality.

    Oh yeah, since I istalled iTunes 8 my Airport Expres also drops off the network all the time. iTunes 8 = fail.

    Message was edited by: Kaz Kam
  • kxw Level 1 (0 points)
    I just downgraded to the most recent version of iTunes 7 to see if that would work.
    Still the same problem: it works on 10.4.11, but not on 10.5.4 .
    Thank you for the reply, though!