So I've noticed the past few days that apps that I use which communicate with my laptop over Wifi, like 1Password and Autograph, no longer see my computer. I'm confused by this because I'm sure that both use the same network, and because I haven't changed any settings. I've tried restarting my laptop and reinstalling apps, checking wifi and network settings, all to no avail.
Does anyone have any ideas as to what might be happening? Fyi I use Windows 7 and my iPhone has the latest OS.
Thanks in advance!
- 05-22-2011, 01:43 AM #2
Only thing I can think of: are you giving the phone time to wake up before using the app? The WiFi tends to shut down when the phone is sleeping, and goes to cellular data. It wakes up as soon as you turn the phone on, but sometimes takes a few seconds to get the WiFi icon to replace the 3G icon.
- 05-22-2011, 05:21 AM #3
Hey, thanks for the reply! I'm almost positive this is not the case. The iPhone doesn't seem to recognize my computer at all, even after restaring wifi.. I don't think it has anything to do with the wifi network, because my tv is able to stream media off of my computer. It's almost as if, all of a sudden, my computer and phone can't see each other.
- 05-23-2011, 10:15 AM #5
So I'm pretty sure this has something to do with the iPhone. I have a Sony tv which is connected to my router, and I am able to stream media from my laptop to my tv over wifi. This is a two-way connection because I can browse the media on my laptop through my tv. And I think these issues have coincided with the last several updates to iOS.
I'm really at a loss as to how to fix this. Maybe a call to to Linksys is in order.
Meanwhile if anyone has any ideas this line is open
- 06-02-2011, 08:32 AM #8
I keep thinking it's a firewall issue myself...tonight I'll try playing with some settings to see if I make some progress.
But here's another weird scenario. I use the app 1Password and it allows, over wifi, to create a backup on your computer. So you hit the "create backup" button in the app, and it gives you an http address to enter in your browser and make the connection. But when I try to do this (and I've tried with Chrome and Explorer), I get the "address not available" error message in the browser. Do you think this is also firewall related?
Thanks for the help.
Last edited by igorsky; 06-02-2011 at 11:35 AM.
Any ideas what settings in Windows 7 would cause this? I'm at wit's end over here