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Ad-Hoc Network (OS X)

Create the network

Creating an ad-hoc Wi-Fi network if easy. Simply click on the Airport icon in the menubar and select 'Create Network'. Choose any name you like, and you can also choose to set a security password (recommended but not necessary).

If the Airport icon is not visible, go instead to System Preferences / Network / Wi-Fi, click on the Network Name drop-down menu and select 'Create Network'.

Connect to the network

Now connect to this network with your tablet:

  • iOS: Go to Settings / Wi-Fi and select the ad-hoc network.
  • Android: Go to Settings / Wi-Fi and select the ad-hoc network.

Note: Starting with iOS 6, it seems that the AirPort symbol no longer appears when the iPad is connected to an ad-hoc network, even if the connection is properly established. You can check if the iPad is connected:

  • Go to Settings / Wi-Fi
  • Tap on the blue arrow for the ad-hoc you're connected to.
  • If you see an IP, this means your iPad is connected. Bear in mind that it can take up to a full minute or two for the IP to be assigned.

Once you are connected, you can now send/receive OSC messages or use the Lemur Daemon to send/receive MIDI.

Static IP

Using static IPs is usually not necessary. In certain cases though, IP auto-assignment fails. Sometimes you have several networks on your computer, and the netmask will be mismatched between the computer and tablet. Regardless of the reason, setting static IPs is only recommended for advanced users or for last resort troubleshooting.

  • Go to System Preferences / Network / Wi-Fi / Advanced / TCP/IP
  • Select Configure IPv4: Manually and use the following settings
    • IPv4 Address:
    • Subnet Mask:
    • Router: <leave blank>
  • On your tablet, use the following settings
    • IPv4 Address:
    • Subnet mask:
    • Router: <leave blank>
lemur/connection/wifi/adhoc_osx.txt · Last modified: 2015/01/21 07:36 by nicolas