Thanks for your response to my emails. I do have one question which may go toward an idiosyncrasy with the product or with my iPod… or I’m just not doing it right. I can’t put my finger on it yet but there seems to be some requirement to connect things in a certain order to make it go. ie:
1)connect to the internet
3)establish wifi connectivity between the iPod and laptop – at this point the wifi settings in the iPod (for the SSID: Virtual Access Point) will show a ip address and subnet
4)then ‘start sharing’ in v-ap application – at this point (or some moments later) the wifi settings in the iPod will show data in the remaining fields: router, dns and search domains
5)only once this happens can you connect through to the Internet with the iPod.
What I have experienced is that if you ‘start sharing’ before the wifi connection is fully established the iPod does not receive the additional settings (router, dns and search domains) and therefore cannot get through to the Internet. In this case the iPod and laptop may look like they are connected (by wifi) but the additional data (router, dns and search domains) do not come through to the iPod.
Sorry if this is a little long winded, but any feedback you can provide would be greatly appreciated.