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How to connect iPhone to computers LAN connection?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kazino21, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. kazino21

    kazino21 Member

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    I am in a hotel in Africa where I have internet via a wired LAN connection. Without a wireless router would it be possible to get internet on my iPhone through USB connection or wifi or bluetooth?
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    There is a way to set your computer up so you can access the web "through" it - so I'd say it's possible.

    Not 100% sure on how to set it up, I'll have a wee look at the moment.
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    Depending on what OS you're using.

    I'm on Win7.

    Go into Start > Network > Network and Sharing Center

    Where is says Connections: "xxxconnection namexxx"

    Click that

    Then click Properties

    Then click Sharing

    You should then see this - by clicking that box it should turn your PC into an access point:

    [​IMG]
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    I have tried sharing the LAN connection, but it is still not working.
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    I did this just last week while away on holiday with a Windows 7 Netbook.

    You need to set up your wireless card as a Ad-hoc network. Then do almost as mickyd67 said but you need to share your "wired" connection.

    When setting up the Ad-Hoc wireless I found that setting the encryption to WPA didn't seem to allow the iPhone to connect, so I set it to WEP instead.

    Ian.
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    Have been trying all the various options suggested and followed the websites, but still no success. Any other suggestions as to a technicality that I might need to change somewhere.
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    Ok, Lord knows how but after leaving it alone for an hour it just started working by itself :)
    Thanks for all your help and for anyone wanting to do the same it does work just follow one of the guides and wait a while for it to do whatever settings it has to process, I guess I was expecting it to work after waiting for a minute or two.

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