Now, I addressed this issue yesterday. Today, it seems I have a solution of some sort. Let’s get this out.
- Laptop/webserver containing our software is to be used for demonstration
- No wireless connection at the demo locations
- iPads need to connect to the same software that is on the laptop. This shows both how the software functions and adds a new selling point… if the iPads work.
You may or may not have read the last entry, but I had a number of problems getting this working. The big one for me was that it worked two weeks ago but doesn’t now and I have no idea why. I’m still guessing DHCP issues somewhere along the line, but that doesn’t matter much. I did find a solution.
- On the laptop, create the ad-hoc network
- On the iPad, go to “Settings” -> “Wi-Fi” and choose the ad-hoc network you set up on the laptop
- Find the IP address of the iPad on the ad-hoc network
- (Optional) To test to see if the two devices can communicate, you can ping the iPad from Windows 7
- (“Windows 7 without command prompt” is best for my use)
- On the iPad, open the browser and enter the IP from the laptop into the address bar
- This should allow anyone to see the website running on the laptop with the iPad