Creating a Wireless Ad-hoc Network From the Airport

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An ad hoc network is a simple network that allows device-to-device communication. For our purposes the ad hoc network will be wireless and emitted from the Mac, as opposed to a router or some other more commonly used device.

This ad hoc network:

? is only meant to be used for communication between iCoda (on iOS device) and Studiocode or Coda (on a Mac).

? has a range of about 40 feet (12 m)

? will not be connected to the internet. Thus if you have other processes that require the internet to be running simultaneously, those processes will not work.

There are a few different ways to create an Ad hoc network, but this is probably the simplest by way of the Airport.

1. On Mac: Single click on the airport icon in the Menu bar and choose Create Network...

2. On Mac: Rename the default network name if desired and choose Create. The airport icon should update to a small computer icon inside the grey airport icon. The Mac is now emitting a small ad hoc wireless network not connected to the internet.

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