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How to Tether an iPod Touch's WiFi to a Computer

Updated July 20, 2017

Tethering is useful for sharing an Internet connection with other devices, such as an iPod Touch, iPad or gaming device. One of tethering's main uses involves the ability to turn a wired Ethernet connection into a Wi-Fi hot spot. There are two basic ways to connect an iPod Touch to a computer using Wi-Fi, either through software or an ad hoc connection.

Click "Start," "Control Panel," "Network and Sharing Center," "Set Up a New Connection or Network" and "Set Up a Wireless Ad Hoc Network." Click "Next" to continue the steps in the wizard. Ad hoc networks establish a temporary connection between your computer and your iPod, but your computer must have a wireless adaptor for this to work.

Install Connectify from Connectify.me to create a Wi-Fi hot spot. You don't need a wireless adaptor, as it can be used with an Ethernet cable, a cable modem or a cellular card, and there is no limit to the number of Wi-Fi-enabled devices that you can connect at one time. Connectify is supported by ads, and includes a set-up wizard for a quick start-up.

Download Virtual Router from virtualrouter.codeplex.com. This is an open-source program that lets you share any type of Internet connection with any Wi-Fi device. Virtual Router becomes an access point, and offers WPA2 security to prevent unauthorised access. Once you set it up, type a name for your virtual network and a password that contains at least eight characters.

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Cee Jay began writing professionally in 2009 with work appearing on various websites. She has been repairing computers since 2000 and focuses on topics related to PC support/repair. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in computer science from Franklin University and also studied advanced language arts at the Center for Arts and Sciences.