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Why can't you access the internet on an iPod Touch if it's hooked up to a computer connected to the internet?

Asked by aLeXiE347 (46points) May 22nd, 2009
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ccatron's avatar

Apple didn’t intend for you to connect that way…wifi only

aLeXiE347's avatar

But it doesnt make sense

dynamicduo's avatar

No, what you are asking doesn’t make sense. Not enough to justify to Apple why they would implement such a feature.

Why would you want to use the iPod Touch to browse the internet when you are already ON a computer that has internet? You can just use the computer.

Yes, downloading apps would be nice, but since many apps need you to be online to work, the point is a bit moot. Furthermore, wifi being broken is a sign that other things could be broken too.

The_Compassionate_Heretic's avatar

That’d be like connecting a mouse to the computer and expecting the mouse to have internet access. It’s just not set up to do that.

MrItty's avatar

Because that would be more time spent for development of a USB-to-ethernet connection in the iPod, and more equipment and parts for the internals of the iPod, which would equal more cost for us the end-user. For a feature that I can’t imagine ever wanting. Thank you, no.

jrpowell's avatar

If you have a modern Mac you can turn on Internet sharing. I used my wired iMac to act as a wifi router and it worked fine. The range was lousy but it worked. I’m sure you can do the same thing on Windows if you have a wifi card.

But if you are limited by the length of a cord I can’t see a reason to do it. Just use the computer. Actually, if you had two people around I could see why that might be nice.

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