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JerseyArtist 12-27-2011 10:01 PM

iPad & WIFI
Can you connect iPad to Mac by WIFI?

chscag 12-28-2011 01:50 PM

Moved to correct forum. Does not belong in "Community... Suggestions...."

Raz0rEdge 12-28-2011 04:12 PM

The iPad connects to a WiFi access point, if your Mac behaves like an access point, then the iPad will connect to it, short of that it won't..

JerseyArtist 12-28-2011 05:55 PM

How does one know if the computer can behave as an access point? I have the new 27" iMac with OS7 (Lion).

_Stormin 12-29-2011 12:38 PM

Your computer can create a wireless network.

It's in your wireless menu, next to the bluetooth logo on the upper right of your screen.

chas_m 12-29-2011 08:04 PM

Let's step back a second here.

First of all, do you have a wireless network in your house presently?

Second, is your iPad running the latest version of iOS (iOS 5 or higher)?

JerseyArtist 12-30-2011 01:57 PM

To Chas M

Yes I have a wifi set up and my computer and iPad are iOS 5.

chas_m 12-31-2011 07:03 PM

Then could you clarify what it is EXACTLY that you actually want to do? What is the end goal here?

JerseyArtist 12-31-2011 07:20 PM

I was wondering if I could connect to my iPad to the computer by wifi rather having to connect with the cable.

chas_m 12-31-2011 11:53 PM

If you are running iOS 5 on the iPad and the latest version of iTunes on your computer, then the answer is yes. Open iTunes and you will see the iPad appear in the devices and do its sync thing without being connected by a cable.

JerseyArtist 01-01-2012 12:45 AM

You are right. It did sync. Thanks. I am really enjoying being part of Mac-Forums.

Ghost Rider 01-01-2012 05:32 PM

I connect my Ipad2 to Mac through the Timecapsule Wifi. Never have any issues with connectivity.

JerseyArtist 01-01-2012 05:36 PM

Thanks, I have finally have been able to do it. Everybody's input has been great.

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