Using the new KEYNOTE Itouch Controller App

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by tshrtkng, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. tshrtkng macrumors newbie

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    According to the specs, you need a wifi connection between your iTouch and your mac computer.

    the room I will be using does NOT have internet in any way shape or form. So I was wondering if:

    1- Can I set up some type of DIRECT WIFI link between my mac and my itouch

    OR

    2 - Can I connect a router to my mac, and have it act as a WIFI link (obviously WITHOUT being hooked up to the internet)
     
  2. cleareyes macrumors newbie

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    If you click on the airport icon in the task bark and select 'Create Network' you can basically turn your computer into a wireless access point. You should then be able to connect your touch to that wireless signal and control your keynote. I haven't actually tried to control keynote using this type of direct connection, but it should work.
     
  3. hayduke macrumors 65816

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    This doesn't work for me. Specifically,

    1) "Create Network..." (on laptop)--> Provide Name (works)
    2) Keynote Remote (on phone) --> Settings --> New Keynote Link... --> Password provided (works)
    3) Keynote (on laptop) --> Preferences --> Remotes --> NO NEW DEVICE VISIBLE

    I can get it to work over my local wi-fi, but I need it to work wherever I go.

    Also, if I set it up over the local wi-fi, then switch to the ad hoc network the phone is not shown as connected.

    Any thoughts?
     
  4. hayduke macrumors 65816

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    Okay figured it out...

    The step I was missing was that I had to tell my iPhone to join the new ad hoc wireless network that my computer was broadcasting. Then the steps above work fine.
     

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