Computer-to-computer (ad hoc) network not saving

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by taylorbarclay, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. taylorbarclay macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2010

    I am having a bit of confusion about this particular problem.

    I have a unibody MacBook late-2009, latest update of SL 10.6.4.

    I am attempting to use a computer-to-computer network from my MacBook to my iPod Touch 3G to use an application called TouchOSC which controls Ableton Live on my Mac.

    I can Create Network just fine. It sets up the network inbetween my Mac and iPod perfectly. But once I disconnect from the created computer-to-computer network, that network disappears like it was never created. To use computer-to-computer again I have to re-create the network all over.

    All of my other networks are stored just fine and I have no other problems with my house Wi-Fi or any others. I have reset my Network Preferences by deleting the SystemConfigurations files and still nothing doing about the computer-to-computer problem.

    I am not sure if this is desired behavior, and if it is, is there any way I can save the network I created for later use? Setting it up every time is painful, I want to use it nearly everyday for music.

    Any ideas? Thanks for reading.
  2. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    That's the normal behavior for that feature. It's intended to be Ad-Hoc, which implies a one-time applicable use. I'm not sure if there are solutions to keep a network like that available more permanently, but if you search, you'll see a number of threads about this just in the past week or two.


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