connect remote app directly to imac?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by JustConverted, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. JustConverted macrumors newbie

    Nov 14, 2009
    i dont have a wifi network. can i just connect the iphone to the imac via the wifi on the imac?

    i created a network but the remote app wont work
  2. MacForMeOneDay macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2007
    computer-to-computer network

    I have not tried this, but the iphone Remote apps only says it needs to be on the same wireless networks. So, assuming from your post that you have a Mac and an iphone.

    If so, then you can try creating an "ad hoc" or "computer-to-computer" network. The easiest way to do this will be to go to your Airport icon in the Menu bar (looks like a baseball field), right click it and near the bottom it will say "Create Network".

    More detailed instructions here:

    You'd then be able to join your iphone to this same wifi network.
  3. MacForMeOneDay macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2007
    For some reason I misread your post??? I tested this on my iMac and iPhone.
    Using Create Network like you did, did not work for me. The Remote app said that it couldn't find my iMac.
    However, I went into my iMac network settings and set my IP Address to and my Subnet Mask to, then did the same on my iPhone but used and viola, the Remote app connected.

    So even though creating the network and connecting to it, the iPhone Remote app must assume the two must be on the same sub-net. (Just a guess)

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