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WiFi Sync over University Networks?
Hi everyone, I've read a couple threads about WiFi sync, one of my most anticipated features in iOS 5, however no one has mentioned (as far as I can see), whether it works on a University WiFi network?
My university has WiFi almost everywhere on campus, but what about interference from other people with iTunes on their computers? Can the iOS tell which computer's iTunes is it's home library?
Furthermore, I think that the following is unlikely to work; my computer is behind a router on the university's network, so that pretty much makes it impossible for iOS to find it, without any jailbreak modifications, right?
- 10-11-2011, 07:02 PM #2
I hope you find this somewhat useful
- 10-11-2011, 07:28 PM #3
- 10-11-2011, 07:41 PM #4
If your iPhone and your computer are on the same WiFi network (i.e. same subnet, no router in between subnets) then you can use iTunes Wi-Fi sync.
iTunes Wi-Fi sync will only trigger automatically if you are plugged in and charging (from the wall), otherwise you can trigger it manually by going to Settings->General->iTunes Wi-Fi Sync-> Sync Now.
If your computer is not on the same Wi-Fi network, that will be greyed out.
- 10-11-2011, 07:52 PM #5
Well I think it might just work as long as you computer (with your iTunes library) is on the same WiFi network as your iPhone. What I think Apple did here was that they embedded a code in the iOS 5 firmware which is connected to iTunes. What I mean by this is that the iPhone will leave it's "mark" on iTunes and it will find that same code or the other half of it. I get what you mean that it will be impossible to find due to all the traffic on the network. I believe it might work but it will take a longer time then normal to find. I guess there is only one way to find out if it works or not . I too live on campus so I'll test it out (when the jailbreak of iOS 5 goes out xD) and I'll try and let you know if it works, you can also do the same for me xD.
- 10-11-2011, 08:48 PM #6
- 10-13-2011, 06:35 PM #7
- 10-13-2011, 08:42 PM #8
- 10-25-2011, 09:14 PM #9
- 10-25-2011, 09:48 PM #10
There is probably multiple subsets and router on campus so one router can't handle it all... Simple solution I would do is if you have a wired connection in your room buy a wifi router and use dhcp to get a address from your wired connection in your room and then setup your own wireless connection to that .. That way your computer and your phone will both be on the same wifi network
Your phone will still pick up the campus wifi when u get out of range of your router .. If your budget worried amazon has linksys routers refeb that I have used for 25 bucks and they work great
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- 10-25-2011, 10:01 PM #11
- 10-26-2011, 11:05 PM #12