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Old Dec 9, 2012, 03:52 PM   #1
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Networking Dilemma

Maybe some of you guys can help offer a solution to my problems... heres a little background:

Hardware:
Macbook Pro, IPhone 4S, (At home an Airport Express)

Background:
I am often on the road quite a bit and this forces me to stay at many hotel's. Thus, I often use public wifi as my main source of connection.

I have many programs on my IPhone that I use to connect to my Macbook via Wifi. Example (Hippo Remote, Keyboard Maestro, VLC Remote Etc..)

The problem is that because I travel quite often, I have to change my setting in all of my programs to the new IP in which I am connected too.

Dilemma:
Now; I considered using a DNS service to route my dynamic IP to a static DNS and then run a shell script/Custom API to update the IP with the server. The problem with that is many hotels are strict with their port forwarding.

Then I also considered setting up an Ad-Hoc Local connection with my macbook <--> IPhone. However, this causes me to loose my wifi (Internet) Connection..


Maybe i'm just over thinking all of this right now -- maybe someone can throw some suggestions my way ..
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Old Dec 9, 2012, 04:50 PM   #2
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Not sure if around but maybe a wifi USB dongle as access point to make a secondary (and controlled) network. You could try that in combination with the adhoc Wifi function from Mac OS.

Or a second airport express for a travel configuration connected (I don't have one; can it work as access point ?)

In both ways you ca keep the Wifi of the MBP for the hotel connection but still define your known network in parallel.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 10:45 AM   #3
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The only way I see this working is if you get another AE and use that at the hotels, then you can set it up to allow the kind of inter-device work you are describing.
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