Any way to create a Wi-Fi network with my iPod Touch?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by tnsmart, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. tnsmart macrumors 6502

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    So in OS X, you can create a network with the airport so that other computers can get on it. Is this possible with the iPod Touch? Several applications have capabilities (such as multi-player) that you need a network for. It would be awesome if on a long car trip you could network to iPods and play. Is this possible?
     
  2. sandman42 macrumors 6502a

    sandman42

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    Yeah, that's a good question. It would be cool if iPhones and iPod Touches could talk to each other directly via wi-fi (or even Bluetooth), the same way other hand-held devices have used IR communication. Would be great for multi-player games and for sharing contact info, etc. Does anyone know what the SDK says about this, if anything?
     
  3. Tankgunk macrumors regular

    Tankgunk

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    I know that you can have network multiplayer for an iPod touch/iPhone app, although it does take a significant hit on your battery. However, I'm almost positive that setting up your iPod so that others could connect to it as a wireless access point would definatly require a jailbreak. Having experience with linux, I can tell you now that it wouldn't take long to turn a jailbroken iPod into a wireless access point.
     
  4. bryandugan macrumors newbie

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    You could create an AD-HOC

    You could set up an Ad-Hoc Network temporarily and have both devices join it. Ad-hoc is a great Computer-->Computer Network. The only thing is coding apps to run with eachother.
     

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