Avid Pro Audio Community

Avid Pro Audio Community

How to Join & Post  •  Community Terms of Use  •  Help Us Help You

Knowledge Base Search  •  Community Search  •  Learn & Support

Avid Home Page

Go Back   Avid Pro Audio Community > Pro Mixing > Avid S1, S3, Dock and Control

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-17-2021, 01:49 AM
@tention @tention is offline
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Cologne / Germany
Posts: 186
Default Network question S3 and iPad (mac)

Hey guys,

please allow me to pick your brain.
I have a mac mini that is connected to an s3 and transport via a switch. Works great.
The mini is usually not connected to the internet for security reasons. (other than taking all my client material offline and making software updates)

Now, I would like to integrate the iPad app over an ad hoc network (wlan)
Unfortunately I miss a way to do this securely. Somehow I cannot seem to set a password for the connection.

Any thoughts?
Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2021, 03:51 AM
theAlien's Avatar
theAlien theAlien is offline
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Vienna
Posts: 28
Default Re: Network question S3 and iPad (mac)

Password protecting ad-hoc networks has been removed for some while. It seems creating ad-hoc networks via System Preferences>Network is deprecated as Apple's macOS manual explicitly notes to "enable legacy networks checkbox via advanced options" when setting up an ad-hoc network (on recent macOS versions.)

Assuming your switch is connected to Mac mini's ethernet port, you can try this:
  1. In System Preferences>Sharing choose "Internetsharing."
  2. Select destination "Ethernet" from the dropdown.
  3. Select sources via checkbox, e.g., "WLAN."
  4. Set your WLAN options via button below including SSID, channel, Auth-protocol and password.

This will relay all WLAN traffic to ethernet network.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2021, 09:26 AM
@tention @tention is offline
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Cologne / Germany
Posts: 186
Default Re: Network question S3 and iPad (mac)

Thanks theAlien,

I can't get it to work, but maybe it's time to invest in a network adapter for the iPad. I've got an old one somewhere, but it's causing a lot of trouble.

Does anybody know a decent adapter that just works and allows charging at the same time?
Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2021, 12:10 PM
MCorbin's Avatar
MCorbin MCorbin is offline
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 76
Default Re: Network question S3 and iPad (mac)

Apple removed the password option from ad hoc a while back, I don't recall which OS version, but it's been a while since you could set a password on a computer generated wifi.

Aside from a network adapter, you can get a wifi router and just create a wireless network that does not touch the internet.
Mark Corbin
Eucon Surface & Pro Tools Product Champion
Audio Services Supervisor

For immediate assistance:
Pro Tools & Eucon Surfaces - +1 888-456-3444
Venue Support - +1 978-275-2557

Find out how to create, manage, and edit cases online now HERE
It's fast, easy, and effective!
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Network question PTPerson Digidesign Hardware & Software 0 12-01-2018 08:45 PM
Pro Tools Control iPad question SomeOtherGuy Pro Tools 12 0 12-05-2016 12:20 PM
Pro Tools Control for iPad question SomeOtherGuy Pro Tools 12 1 02-27-2016 07:02 AM
question about workstations and the network jesse p Artist Series 0 08-06-2011 12:22 PM
Network storage question Branko Post - Surround - Video 5 07-31-2003 01:02 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:41 AM.

Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2008, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited. Forum Hosted By: URLJet.com