Share local internet

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Bwilky, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. Bwilky macrumors regular

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    Is it possible to connect the pod touch up to my laptop and share the internet? I have a web app running locally on that laptop and I want to access it on the ipod touch but is it possible to share internet through the usb cable?
     
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  3. PMB macrumors 65816

    PMB

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    Only through wifi, if you figure out a way through the USB cable, you would be awesome

    try logging onto your IP in safari on the ipod (i am no network genius, but it could work)
    EDIT: with lighttpd it works ipod to computer...
     
  4. Bwilky thread starter macrumors regular

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    Explain please. And whats lighttpd?
     
  5. PMB macrumors 65816

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    web hosting software. http://www.lighttpd.net/

    i guess you would have to install it on your computer, then log in via the ip, and you would be all set...
     
  6. Bwilky thread starter macrumors regular

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    So I can get onto it by connecting the ipod through the usb cable?
     
  7. tsice19 macrumors 6502a

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    No... It just makes it so that you can browse files via IP with wifi.

    You'd have better luck using settings in System Prefs>Sharing.
     
  8. Bwilky thread starter macrumors regular

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    Im trying to be able to access files via the web browser that are hosted on that computer but without wifi but via the usb cable.
     
  9. allbrokeup macrumors 6502

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    share internet from Mac?

    Do you want to share the Internet from a Mac or PC? go onto iPod Touch Fans website and do a forum search of the following;

    "no wifi at home try this" (without quotation)

    Instructions will come up on how to share your Ethernet Connection through the wireless card/airport card. It works, I use it.

    Cheers!

    allbrokeup.
    :apple::eek::mad::apple:


    P.S. This also allows you to browse files. And use the internet on your ipod touch/iphone from your ethernet. :apple:
     

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