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Wifi multiplayer issue.

08-08-2009, 02:09 PM
#1
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 18
Wifi multiplayer issue.

Me and my friend have a problem with wifi multiplayer games. We could play normally in my home wifi but we cannot play in other wifis(have tried a few). One hosts but the other cant see it. This happens with all games. I just would like to know that is it the wifis fault and if yes then what exactly.
08-08-2009, 05:12 PM
#2
Joined: Dec 2008
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Posts: 1,334
are the other wifis locked, like school wifi wont work and usually work wifi wont work

08-09-2009, 09:52 AM
#3
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 18
The other wifis were open.
08-14-2009, 05:26 AM
#4
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 18
Still would like to know.
08-14-2009, 09:40 AM
#5
Joined: Aug 2009
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Posts: 48
Sounds pretty weird, I had I similar issue and found that my friend and I had different OS updates. Once we were both updated we could play fine.

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08-14-2009, 10:15 AM
#6
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 141
Quote:
Originally Posted by Udubudu View Post
The other wifis were open.
Are these other WiFi networks in public places, i.e. shopping malls etc? As these type of open WiFi networks usually require you to accept an agreement and/or give payment details before you use them.

If they're not, do you have admin access to the WiFi access point in question?

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08-14-2009, 10:33 AM
#7
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,963
Quote:
Originally Posted by Udubudu View Post
Me and my friend have a problem with wifi multiplayer games. We could play normally in my home wifi but we cannot play in other wifis(have tried a few). One hosts but the other cant see it. This happens with all games. I just would like to know that is it the wifis fault and if yes then what exactly.
Turn off bluetooth (if you haven't already).

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08-14-2009, 11:52 AM
#8
Joined: May 2009
Posts: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by DirkRugged View Post
Sounds pretty weird, I had I similar issue and found that my friend and I had different OS updates. Once we were both updated we could play fine.
We hve the same OS updates.
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Originally Posted by unconnected View Post
Are these other WiFi networks in public places, i.e. shopping malls etc? As these type of open WiFi networks usually require you to accept an agreement and/or give payment details before you use them.

If they're not, do you have admin access to the WiFi access point in question?
The wifis were in public places(so no admin access). But we hve played in a restaurant.
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Originally Posted by drelbs View Post
Turn off bluetooth (if you haven't already).
Dont have bluetooth. (iPod touch 2.2.1)