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Using Doceri with an Ad Hoc Network
What is an Ad Hoc Network?
Ad hoc means to be formed or created to serve a particular purpose. An ad hoc network is a Wi-Fi network that is created by your computer to allow another device--in this case, an iPad--to connect. Most of the time, it's best to let your iPad and computer connect through a Wi-Fi network that's connected to the Internet, but if you encounter a "hostile" network (one that cat't Doceri make a connection through), setting up an ad hoc network can be a good workaround.
Doceri can be blocked by a number of firewall settings on the network router or even on the local computer. Some examples include:
If you find yourself unable to connect to a Doceri Desktop computer that you have connected to before, and you have no way to change the network configuration, setting up an ad hoc network may be the easiest workaround for you. Here's how to do it:
Setting Up an Ad Hoc Network for Mac
Setting Up an Ad Hoc Network for Windows 7
If you need instructions on performing this action in Windows XP, please visit the following link: http://www.sizledcore.com/2010/01/how-to-set-up-an-adhoc-wireless-network-in-windows-xp/
Connecting with an iPad
To connect the iPad to the newly created ad hoc network:
When you've got your iPad connected to the ad hoc network via Wi-Fi, restart Doceri Desktop on your computer. When the Doceri Dashboard appears, start Doceri Remote on your iPad and begin the connection process.
Remember: after you're finished with the ad hoc connection for Doceri, make sure to reconnect your iPad and computer to the normal Wi-Fi network so they will both have Internet access again. If you want to connect Doceri in this way again, just repeat the steps above.