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jakejam
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One question.

Was your friend's laptop able to see the mini and connect to it, but your Ipad isn't?
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just thinking aloud here, are my current wi-fi settings on my mini conflicting with what the auto-script is trying to do? in that it can only be acting as a vnc and not also be accessing the internet via wi-fi...

or will the computer still have internet accessibility while broadcasting it's own monitor/screen signal to wi-fi?
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wow jake - quick reply! umm I'll check that...
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Possibly check this:

See if there are any other startup programs active. If there are, disable them for now (uncheck) then try it.
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Ok - so my friends windows comp did not see my mini.

Also I was wrong in what the apple script stated in the box upon startup

it actually read -
access for assistive devices is disabled.

So I checked out my system prefs some more - indeed I had to check a box that allowed 'access for assistive devices' under 'universal access'. And then upon restart a box with the network name opened up and seemed to do all that the script ought to!

When I checked out the ipad's wi-fi settings there was my computer! But, and I can still test out one more thing to see if it works (disconnect monitor before startup of mini), the 'desktop connect' app did not find my mini.

I'll try that one more thing ... wish me luck
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So I disabled any other startup programs (I had done that already), and I just tried restarting computer with out monitor attached. The ipad's wifi settings finds the computer, and I can click on it (is that all to do at that time?). But Desktop connect still does not find the mini.

Don't know what else to try, but it seems like it's now on the ipad's side of things.... or else there are still some more options to check/uncheck hidden in system prefs on the mini.

thanks a lot for your time and suggestions.. I know I am so close to getting this.. but a little more is needed.

I owe you some good cheer ! if you ever find yourself in the pacific northwest let me know, and I'd be happy to thank you personally.
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As long as when you fire up the mini, if you go to the network settings and see your mini's ad-hoc network is already connected, groovy.

Step two, though... in your iPad, WiFi settings are set correctly (I'm assuming). Desktop Connect CAN be a little tricky at first. Close all apps on the iPad and unlink from the mini's adhoc (on the iPad only). Then, relink to the adhoc. Wait a couple minutes and open desktop connect. Wait a couple MORE minutes and scan for wifi networks available.

Sometimes, the only way to get them to sync for the FIRST time is to do it fresh.
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Well, I can't seem to access the mini through it's ad-hoc network. It doesn't ever show up in the 'local network' list (like my friends window comuputers seem to do) . any last suggestions? I've tried everything you listed so far..

BUT, I can access the mini from the ipad through desktop connect's 'easy connect' service (via gmail account) , but (you may realize) this requires both the mini and ipad to be hooked up to the internet - not always a practical thing. But still, this is what I wanted to do! Great!

I'm going to fish around for another app that can access the 'ad hoc' network, so I don't require an outside internet feed.

Thanks Jake, for putting me on this great setup to do what I wanted to do!
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When you fire up the mini and you doublecheck the network, does it show that it is set up as the ad-hoc?
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yes, the script really does create and broadcasts the mini's signal over the network.

But the app 'desktop connect' fails to offer, or see, the mini under the 'local network tab'.
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Did you make sure to also install the desktop connect on the computer you're attempting to access?
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I thought that desktop connect is an app solely for the ipad? There is the 'easy connect' program that one can put on the computer (that is the gmail access that I wrote of earlier), but as far as I can tell that program cannot be running without access to the internet. and if the computer broadcasts it's own wi-fi signal, then it can't be connected to the internet (wirelessly that is - the way I have my connection)

but this gives me an idea, and some new things to try...

thanks!
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Raises an interesting conundrum, huh?

Just kidding...

1) Download the latest Desktop Connect for your Mini (when you're connected to the internet... AND the latest app for the iPad. That will ensure BOTH the ipad AND mini will be communicating appropriately.

2) Restart your Mini so that the network defaults to the Ad-Hoc you just set up... Make SURE you have unplugged the ethernet cable and have verified that it just defaulted to your Ad-Hoc network. In the Airport area within the Network location, the name of your ad-hoc network should be present in "Network Name", and the Airport tab on the left should show a YELLOW light with "Self-Assigned IP".

3) Close ALL apps on the iPad.

4) Open the updated Desktop Connect and make sure you see your mini under "Local Network" on the left. There should be 2 blue screens on your right pane. If you DON'T see your mini on the left after a few seconds, then REMOVE (uninstall) the Desktop Connect app from your IPAD ONLY. Go back to the apps icon on your iPad and check under "Purchases" for the Desktop Connect. Reinstall it, open it, and proceed to 5).

5) Click on the "Connect" button on the bottom right of the Desktop Connect screen on your ipad. (They still have a bug that forces you to have to enter username/pw even though it SHOULD be saving that info).

6) Voila?
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daviddec
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hello jake! i am typing from my ipad which is wirelessly connectd to my mac mini.

I ended up using splash top and find that it works better than desktop connect did. and i did not have to have any autoscripts startup on the mini, just the appropriate software and enabling an auto login upon startup allows me to access anything on my mini without having a monitor plugged in!

thanks for the encouregement and help along the way. typing on the ipad sucks though...

best to you
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Really????

Dude! THANKS for this! I'm going to try it right now! I wonder if Splashtop scripts the connectivity on its own!
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