5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 8, 2011 4:10 PM by LtFartwarter
pjbipod Level 1 (0 points)
I have an iPod Touch 1st Gen that I have been successfully using with my Win2k, Win XP, and Windows 7 laptops to transfer files via Windows' Ad Hoc Networking for a couple of years.

I just received my new iPod Touch 4th Gen iOS4.1 a few days ago and have been having trouble connecting to my Windows 7 laptop using Ad Hoc networking. On Windows 7, I created an unencrypted ad hoc wireless connection. When I try to connect with my Touch 4th Gen, the network status on the laptop keeps on saying "Waiting for users". However, if I try with my Touch 1st Gen, the network status immediately says "Connected"

Touch 4th Gen connects properly to ad hoc networking only to my Win XP and Win2k laptop. When I connect via a wireless router / access point, the iPod Touch 4th Gen is able to ping my Windows 7 laptop and I am able to do FTP file transfers. VPN PPTP and IPSEC connectivity works fine.

So the issue seems to be isolated to iOS4.1 / Touch 4th Gen and Windows 7 Ad Hoc networking.

Just tried my Touch 1st Gen iOS 3.1.3 and it's able to establish Ad Hoc networking to all windows platform that I have.

Anyone else seeing the ad hoc networking with Windows 7 and iPod Touch 4th Gen issue?

iPos Touch 4th Gen with iOS 4.1, iOS 4
  • CrustyNoodle Level 1 (0 points)
    I have iPhone 4 running IOS 4.1 and ThinkPad running Vista and am experiencing a similar problem. I am able to connect to the ad-hoc network (using WEP encription as WPA2 didn't work at all) however I cannot get internet access through this network connection. My wife has an iPhone 3GS running IOS 4.0.2 and she has no problems at all connecting to the ad-hoc network and getting a connection to the internet.

    I also find that my phone does not remember the pass code to connect to the network and I need to enter it each time I try to connect. The option to "Auto-Join" the network always slides back to "OFF" when I exit from the network setup page. Again my wifes phone does not have this same problem.

    Looks to me like it is either an IOS 4.1 issue or iPod/iPhone 4 hardware problem.

    Message was edited by: CrustyNoodle
  • nomadwolf Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the exact same problems with "Auto-join" sliding back to the off position, but my password is remembered.

    This is on a 3rd gen Touch running iOS 4.2.1, and Vista on a Acer Travelmate.

    The lack of Auto-Join means the connection is dropped whenever the iPod is turned off/sleeps.
  • Locksinho Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the very same problem between Vista/Ad hoc WEP with iTouch 4th Gen. I can connect my iTouch 3G to that same Ad hoc network without any problem!! :S HELP!!
  • Locksinho Level 1 (0 points)
    I have the very same problem between Vista/Ad hoc WEP with iTouch 4th Gen. I can connect my iTouch 3G to that same Ad hoc network without any problem!! :S HELP!!
  • LtFartwarter Level 1 (0 points)
    I have an 4th Generation iTouch 32 GB running iOS 4.3 and I was finally able to connect my iTouch to my Windows 7 Pro x64 laptop to use the internet. You need to create an Ad Hoc connection on the computer. The iTouch would only connect to the Ad Hoc connection if the network had a WEP password. The iTouch was not able to connect when the Ad Hoc connection was using a WPA connection. Make sure that the device that is receiving the internet connection is enabled for file sharing and you should be all set.