8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 1, 2009 2:56 PM by jellymonster
jellymonster Level 1 (0 points)
Basically, I am usually a mac user, but in my car, has a PC in it running Windows 7.

What I would like to do is wirelessly control my iTunes using remote on my iPhone.

Is there any way of doing this? I have a wireless card in my PC.
  • wjosten Level 10 (94,210 points)
    With windows you could try and set ICS(Internet connection sharing). That might work.
  • Dave Hutch Level 4 (1,475 points)
    I think you might have to use the "Set up a home network wizard" on the PC.
    It should ask you if you want to connet peer-to-peer and so on.

    Haven't done it myself so I might be wrong
  • jellymonster Level 1 (0 points)
    I did try 'Computer to Computer' I think they called it. But when I tried connecting with iPhone it just stayed loading. I didn't leave it for long and pressed the home button. Then going into setting/network it says I'm connected but it doesn't have a wifi symbol and remote doesn't work.
    But I'll give it another go tonight when I get home from work.
  • wjosten Level 10 (94,210 points)
    You didn't say what OS you're running, this is for XP:

    To authorize Internet connection sharing on the host (the computer with an Internet connection), simply right-click "My network places" on the desktop, then choose Properties in the menu. Right-click your connection's icon, then choose Properties. Then click the Advanced tab and check the box Allow other network users to connect through this computer's Internet connection as well as the other two boxes. Then validate by clicking OK and close the Network connection window.

    Create a wireless computer-to-computer network (also known as ad-hoc network). At the taskbar, right click on your the Wireless Network Connection icon. A window opens to let you choose a wireless network. On the left side of the window, click on the “Change advanced settings” link. You will be directed to the Wireless Network Connection Properties window. On this window, click the Wireless Network tab. Click the Add button to create a new wireless network. Make sure you tick the check box at the lower left side of the window to make your new wireless network an ad hoc (computer-to-computer) network. Adding network security protocols are optional but recommended.
    And that’s it! Now go get another PC, Mac, PSP, iPhone, iPod touch, or whatever, and connect to the new ad hoc network you just created.
  • jellymonster Level 1 (0 points)
    I did say Windows 7 in the first post, I would have selected it under 'OS' but Windows 7 isn't listed =S.

    It can't be that different from XP though can it?

    I'll give that a go =)

  • jellymonster Level 1 (0 points)
    Ok, I'm getting there. I've made a ad hoc network which m. IPhone can join.

    I also set up the remote whilst both were connected to my router. I then switched off my router, connected ad hoc connection, and was able to use remote to control iTunes.

    However when I restarted, and reconnected the ad hoc network, when connecting to iTunes library on remote, it says I must be connected to wifi even though the ad hoc has a tick next to it under wifi.

    Whenever connected to the ad hoc, it doesn't have the wifi symbol.

  • wjosten Level 10 (94,210 points)
    Did you set up the connection on your laptop properly? You have to manually configure it as ad-hoc (identical SSID) and try to connect to both at the same time - laptop first, then iPhone.
  • jellymonster Level 1 (0 points)
    Ok, after a lot more readig around, it seems that there is a problem with windows 7 and u can't use a ad hoc network with pc and iPhone. Suppose that's windows for ya =S