Not connected to the internet with adhoc sharing

By Mlisa ยท 6 replies
Feb 21, 2011
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  1. Hi
    i have a cable connection connected to my laptop and i used the adhoc networking to connect to my iphone.
    i have turned off the firewall and turned on internet sharing .
    And the wifi in my iphone shows connected as well.
    it also shows
    subnet mask
    search domains

    bUT still i cant connect to the internet..
    what do i do ?
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,168   +986

    do I read you to say the connections are like
  3. Mlisa

    Mlisa TS Rookie Topic Starter


    my connection is direct cable -laptop- iphone .
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,168   +986

    hmm; are you attempting to have internet from the direct cable
    or to allow bidirectional access
    the former needs ICS while the latter will not work.
  5. Punkid

    Punkid TS Guru Posts: 422   +7

    theres a great app out there called connectify that lets u do JUST that ...go give it a try , its free and it works
  6. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,168   +986

    I believe the O.P. is looking to Share data.

    The iPone can always be used as a WiFi internet connection, if you're daring enough to accept the data charges :)

     cell provider <- - - iPhone <- - laptop
  7. PCTechie316

    PCTechie316 TS Member Posts: 52

    Heres the experience i have with adhoc.

    After you setup your main sharing computer to output the adhoc network.

    For computers or devices your trying to connect you have to set a manual ip to 192.168.0.X

    subnet -

    and gateway to - which is your main laptop running the adhoc.

    for when i tried running adhoc in my house if i had any of the other pcs to connect to the adhoc via dhcp (auto ip). it would not work.

    I had to set each computer to a manual ip.

    Hope this helps.

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