If you are an iPod touch owner you will definitely love to be hooked to a Wi-fi connection all the time. Unless and until you are connected wirelessly you won’t unleash the real fun. Consider a situation where you don’t have a wireless router, but still wish to browse internet using your ipod touch. Wireless ad- hoc networks can do magic here. What is an Ad-hoc network?
An ad hoc network is a temporary connection between computers created wirelessly. These networks can only be wireless and you must have a wireless network adapter installed in your computer.
There is a problem here. Ad-hoc networks are basically a computer to computer connections. So if you try to connect your iPod Touch directly to a created network you will not be successful. The reason being certain parameters required for a connection not getting resolved automatically.
Don’t worry, a simple third party app called CC Proxy Server can solve this issue. CC Proxy Server is an easy-to-use Internet connection sharing software. Supporting dial-up, DSL connections etc it helps you build your own proxy server and share Internet access within a LAN easily.
How to create and connect to a Ad-hoc network :
1) Download and install CC Proxy Server .
2) Launch CC Proxy Server and go to “Options“. Enable all the “proxy services” and “protocols” .Leave the “NT service” option unchecked. Then click “ok“. Minimize this app now.
3) Now Create an Ad-hoc network.
For Windows xp and Vista users :
All Windows Xp and Vista users can follow the steps required to setup an Ad-hoc network from this CNET video :
For Windows 7 users :
1) Go to Start > Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center .
2) Under “Change your network settings” click “Setup a new connection or network“.
3) Now under the “Choose a connection option” pop window select “Setup a wireless Ad hoc (computer to computer ) network” and click “Next” .
You will be greeted with another screen briefing you about what an Ad hoc network is. Click “Next” .
4) In the next window enter your Network name (SSID), choose a security type and enter the security key (if u have selected Open, then no need of security key). Check “Save this network” and then click “Next”.
5) Enable “Turn on internet connection sharing” and then click Close.
The PC side setup is now over.
In your Ipod Touch :
Go to Settings > Wi-Fi. Choose your Ad-hoc network you created in Step 3 and connect to it.
Voila, you will now be able to connect and browse from your Ipod touch.