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    Default [Wifi] won't connect to hotspot after brick/restore

    Apologies for the failure to follow the naming convention exactly. I'm a bit stressed out by this particular problem, because I can't trace it to the source. But here's a low down.

    I used the latest version of ZiPhone to jailbreak my 8Gb iPod Touch. After some searching around the internet, I found out how to turn my laptop into a wi-fi hotspot using the ad hoc capability. What's more, I was pleasantly surprised that the iPod Touch was able to find it and connect to it just fine. With a little ICS in there as well, I had some apps in no time, but quickly overstepped my bounds and bricked it (assuming that's how the term is used, when it's worth nothing more than a brick?).

    Next morning I go into work and download the 1.1.4 default firmware and restore it without issue. But when I come back to my room to try to get it to connect, it downright refuses to connect to the ad hoc. And any of the other wireless networks around. With or without passwords.

    A router isn't an option for me because I'm stationed in Afghanistan with some seriously underprivileged internet.

    Any ideas as to what could be going on with this? I also noticed that when I attempt to connect, and it says I couldn't, it grabs the IP information and all that good stuff, and I can browse around in Safari, but nothing more.

    Your time and assistance is greatly appreciated.



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    that might be your issue ziphone, just search ziphone and wifi in the iPhone section and you will see....
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    Alright, so am I to take it that there's no fix for it? I checked the forums as per your advice, and found out that yeah, there's quite a few complaints against Ziphone, and Google only further brought more against it.

    I tried going as far as to use iLiberty+, but I didn't have any luck with it. The problem is quite maddening, I have to say. Went at it for a good five hours or so.

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    some hacks has tricky results and i came across one as well... so i used pwnage tool which worked perfectly (99.9%)

    only down side is that it has issue with visiting iplayer of BBC in Uk only if you visit it after installing programs in installer it will not work later, but if you read my guide, it has a solution to that (not really a solution but work around)

    you can check the guide below, (i added custom made ipod restore image which doesnt require any meddling but only restorinig it using itunes... it comes with installer program, but like i said, if you are in Uk u must read my note as well, about iplayer website...)

    http://www.hackint0sh.org/forum/showthread.php?t=38792

    good luck...

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    Much obliged. I've tried using the Pwnage tool a couple times (between restores, of course) on my system, and it says that it's been pwned, but... yeah. Although I'm relatively tenacious at this whole thing, I'm obviously quite new to it. And the problem for me, of course, is that the Pwnage tool itself is still in the beta stages for the Windows operating system.

    Still, thanks again. We'll try 'er out and see if it gets the job done.


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    well it s beta but works, does the job

    also, on my guide, i posted the custom pwned firmware nothing about pwnage program itself,... so you can just use itunes and restore the image thats it... good luck...

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    Well, tried it again, and unfortunately it's a no-go. I'll sit there and watch the Networks window, and there won't be a network, and then all of a sudden, the ad hoc will show up just in time to get the "Unable to connect to the network" error message. Been doing some serious Googling, and haven't been able to solve the issue. Anyone else have a possible fix?

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    can you be more specific? what did you try? also did you make sure that your problem is not caused by your wireless router's settings, check the settings on your wireless router about what type of wireless you are sharing? like if it is only N version it wouldnt connect, if you have obsecure type of password maybe ipod didnt support also, try with original firmware to see if it will have any effect?

    i had the wireless problem as well but different method was used, so i made my own pwned restore firmware, and did it clean in DFU mode, and i never had the issue again anymore...

    try the firmware in my post in DFU mode?

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    ...It's not a router, it's my laptop set to ad hoc mode.

    And again, the settings and everything worked just fine before I had to restore it for the first time. I thought that perhaps it was a problem with Vista and ad hoc, so I downloaded SP1 at work and installed it, and it fixed the ad hoc destroying itself when there were no more connected users. However, the problem persists with the iPod. It absolutely refuses to connect to the damn thing.

    Edit: Alright, so upon doing some further Googling, it's beginning to look like 1.1.4 just doesn't agree with Ad Hoc. And to be honest, I'm hard pressed to remember which firmware my iPod Touch came with out of the box. I bought it back in February, if that's any help. Guess I'll try 1.1.3 and 1.1.2 tonight and see if either of those work.
    Last edited by silverx10; 04-28-2008 at 08:43 AM.

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    try reseting settings in the ipod

    Settings - General - Reset - Reset Network Settings

    it should reset your ipod, see if it helps?

    also, agreed that ipod has ad-hoc connectivity problems, looks like apple didnt fix that issue for ages

    there is a workaround but not guaranteed to work on everyone, so try on your own...

    1. download from \Library\Preferences\SystemConfiguration\ file com.apple.wifi.plist

    2. make backup for this file

    3. open it and edit (XMLeditor should work, but on osx text editor may work just fine as well, but may need permission fix later?)

    4. original file should look like this

    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
    <plist version="1.0">
    <dict>
    	<key>AllowEnable</key>
    	<integer>1</integer>
    	<key>JoinMode</key>
    	<string>Automatic</string>
    	<key>List of known networks</key>
    	<array/>
    </dict>
    </plist>
    5. after you add your ad-hoc settings should look like this

    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
    <plist version="1.0">
    <dict>
    	<key>AllowEnable</key>
    	<integer>0</integer>
    	<key>Custom network settings</key>
    	<dict/>
    	<key>JoinMode</key>
    	<string>Automatic</string>
    	<key>List of known networks</key>
    	<array>
    		<dict>
    			<key>SSID_STR</key>
    			<string>NameOfYourNetwork</string>
    		</dict>
    	</array>
    </dict>
    </plist>
    this is for one network only.
    If you wanna add more network settings, than make it looks like below

    Code:
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
    <plist version="1.0">
    <dict>
    	<key>AllowEnable</key>
    	<integer>0</integer>
    	<key>Custom network settings</key>
    	<dict/>
    	<key>JoinMode</key>
    	<string>Automatic</string>
    	<key>List of known networks</key>
    	<array>
    		<dict>
    			<key>SSID_STR</key>
    			<string>NameOfYourNetwork_01</string>
    		</dict>
    		<dict>
    			<key>SSID_STR</key>
    			<string>NameOfYourNetwork_02</string>
    		</dict>
    		<dict>
    			<key>SSID_STR</key>
    			<string>NameOfYourNetwork_03</string>
    		</dict>
    	</array>
    </dict>
    </plist>
    good luck...
    Last edited by mysticusa; 04-28-2008 at 11:21 AM.


 

 
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