WiFi hack question

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by ` andreaa., Feb 25, 2009.

  1. ` andreaa. macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2009
    I have searched this question numerous times and have not found anything the same... so my question...

    Is it possible to 'hack' into your own computer's wifi connection from a distance? For example, at home, my desktop mac computer uses WiFi for internet access. So, is it possible, without a wifi connection, to access your computer and use the internet through your ipod? Does this require the ipod to be jailbroken? Does this not even exist anymore? Thanks!

    (by the way, it's MY wifi and computer I'd be getting into, so it's not like I'm stealing someone else's wifi.)
  2. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    Yes, no hacking required, but your computer needs to be accessing the internet via a wired connection. You can't use your wifi card for both connection to internet and internet sharing.

    You don't say what kind of computer you have. If it's a PC you have to set up what's called an "ad hoc" connection. I've twice tried to do this on a PC and failed (I'm told it's easy but I never really needed to do it so gave up when it didn't work first time) but it's easy with a Mac - System Preferences -> Sharing -> Internet Sharing.

    However, having said that, if your computer is already using WiFi, it's using a WiFi router, so why don't you connect your iPod (a Touch, I take it?) to the router?

    If you're not using a Touch or iPhone, it's not possible.
  3. ` andreaa. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2009
    I did say that I used a mac computer... but the reason for not doing that is because I want to be able to access it when I'm far away from my computer, like several miles away if that's possible, where free wifi is not available, which is why I figured a hack may be necessary.
  4. iSaygoodbye macrumors 6502a


    Jan 2, 2009
    a boat
    not possible
  5. Boots- macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2009
    Actually, i think what he means is to access his desktop from the ipod, which i think is possiable
  6. mackmgg macrumors 65816


    Nov 2, 2007
    no I'm pretty sure she means using his home wifi when not home.
  7. ` andreaa. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2009
    She, actually. ;) Haha, but whatever...

    And I basically mean accessing it while not at home... which could mean, if I had to, getting onto my computer if that was the only way to get into it.

    So it isn't possible?
  8. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    In order to access, you still need wi-fi; that's how your iPod communicates. There is no other way.
  9. ` andreaa. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 25, 2009
    Okay, thank you for answering my question. What a downer...
  10. mackmgg macrumors 65816


    Nov 2, 2007
    well... you COULD buy a cell adapter and plug it in somehow...
  11. dvdhsu macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2008
    Palo Alto, CA
    You could get an iPhone, a MacBook, and tether with that.:D
  12. Ivan P macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

    Jan 17, 2008
    There's no logical way this could have worked anyway. You would have to have access to the network that your computer was connected to from that far a distance to even access the computer, and very few (if not ANY) wireless routers transmit as far as you are asking - in fact, most tend to transmit only several metres, so there's no way you could connect to a network to then access your own personal computer.

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