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Captivate can't find iPhone 4 MyWi

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by circazero, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. circazero

    circazero Member
    Thread Starter

    I have the captivate and the iPhone 4. Since I can't find a way that works correctly to tether my 3G from captivate as a hot stop, I'm using my iPhone with mywi which makes my iPhone a wifi hot spot. I'm able to connect iPods computers and other devices to the iPhone 4 hotspot. But the captivate cannot find the wifi network I create :(
    It's WEP with a 10 digit password. Does anyone know why it cannot find the network or how I can get it to work?


  2. Vtec

    Vtec Member

    Does your phone find the hotspot?


    MyWi creates Ad-Hoc wireless connections which some devices such as the PS3 cannot read. Is it possible the Captivate doesn't support Ad-Hoc connections?
  4. circazero

    circazero Member
    Thread Starter

    The captivate doesn't even see the wifi network I create.
    Other devices tried do. :(
  5. rlb4

    rlb4 Android Enthusiast

    I have an iPhone 3G with mywi and my captivate can see the iPhone but it does not connect.
  6. NaplesBill

    NaplesBill Well-Known Member

    Android phones do NOT currently support Ad-Hoc wireless networks. It's a bit ironic because the wifi tether app for Android also creates an Ad-Hoc network.
  7. rlb4

    rlb4 Android Enthusiast

    Oops. I was mistaken. My captivate cannot see my iPhone using mywi.
  8. thefunks67

    thefunks67 Member

    I didn't think an ad-hoc network was created using MyWi. It's suppose to act like a wireless AP.

  9. dang1

    dang1 Lurker

    Any updates or workarounds on this? So, apparently Android phones still do NOT currently support Ad-Hoc wireless networks? I want to use my Windows Mobile 6.1 Samsung Omnia as a wifi hotspot using Wmwifirouter for a friend’s Samsung Android 2.1 Galaxy S Captivate. However, the Captivate’s wifi is not able to find the Omnia as a hotspot. I’m able to have other devices- laptops, iTouch, find and use the Omnia as a hotspot
  10. RedRyno

    RedRyno Well-Known Member

    Can't or just doesn't want to... :D
  11. seanpr123

    seanpr123 Member

    Damn I'm experiencing this problem myself, thought I was going crazy!

    Any update or workaround?

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The Samsung Captivate release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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