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Solved: W8: Using Iphone to surf: Error 651

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by Alexnorge, May 28, 2013.

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  1. Alexnorge

    Alexnorge Thread Starter

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    Hi

    Trying to use my Iphone to surf online on my stationary computer when my usual net falls out.

    I use the cable. I can see the iphone in the list of available networks, but whenever I try to log on (doubleclick the Iphone icon) it runs for a while before returning:

    Error 651: the Modem (or other connecting device) has reported an error.

    CLOSE is the only available option. I have a friend who has this working.

    What could be wrong?
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Does your data plan allow tethering?
     
  3. Alexnorge

    Alexnorge Thread Starter

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    I've checked with my service provider today and there are no restrictions, so yes it allows tethering.
     
  4. Alexnorge

    Alexnorge Thread Starter

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    Fixed. Had to install itunes on computer.
     
  5. TerryNet

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    Thanks for posting your fix. :) Needing iTunes for tethering is certainly non-intuitive.

    You can mark this solved using the [​IMG] button at the upper left of the page or just below the last post.
     
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