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iPhone To Mac WiFi Connection

Posted on 2014-02-04
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Hi, i have an app on my Mac (Reflector) that requires both my iPhone and Mac to be on the same network. The wifi connection can be direct or over a network provider wifi.

I've tried a direct wifi connection as per link below but my iphone is not recongnising the wifi (WEP) connection, even if i switch the wifi on and off.

Can anyone suggest anything to try? Thanks
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by:strung
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Was no link.

How are they connected to the internet? If they are both connected to the same WIFI router, then they are both on the same network and that is all you need.
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by:oo7ml
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I'm not connecting them to a wireless router... I am setting them up to connect together directly via a wireless connection.

I'm trying to accomplish what is done in the attached link - http://m.tuaw.com/2009/09/25/mac-101-create-a-wireless-network-between-mac-and-iphone/
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by:strung
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So neither is connected to the internet then? The instructions you were reading assumed that neither was connected to the internet.
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by:strung
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Here are instructions on creating an "ad hoc" network between a Mac and an iPhone. Note that this will work ONLY if neither the Mac nor the iPhone has an internet connection.

http://support.apple.com/kb/PH2506
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by:oo7ml
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Ok great, I'll try this as soon as I get home, thanks
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by:strung
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Am I correct that neither the computer nor the iPhone are connected to the internet? Those instructions will not work if one or the other is connected to the internet.
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by:oo7ml
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I've just checked that link (http://support.apple.com/kb/PH2506) and it has nothing to do with wifi :-) it's for iPhoto?
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by:strung
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Sorry. Pasted the wrong link. That link belonged in another thread I was following.

Here is the correct link:  

http://www.iphone-to-ipad.com/blog/create-wireless-ad-hoc-network-mac.html

Am I correct that neither the Mac nor the iPhone will be connected to the internet or any other network when you set this up?
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by:oo7ml
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I will check that link now.

No, neither will be connected to any other wifi connection when I'll be connecting both of them together
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by:oo7ml
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I've tried all of the settings as they are but it didn't work... the iPhone is not finding the network
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Try turning off WEP. Use a short name for the network. 5 letters with no spaces or punctuation.
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by:oo7ml
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Perfect, that done it :-)

Thank you so much... do you know why I needed to set it up like that... I'd like to be able to put a password on it
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by:strung
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Try WPA instead of WEP or security. That should allow you to use a password.
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