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Old 03-09-2012, 13:59   #31
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Re: Run Your Laptop From The Cockpit With Your Smartphone

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Has anyone be able to get an andoid phone running either Splashtop or PocketCloud working with an ad hoc wireless connection, ie without using a router? The ad hoc wireless connection eliminates having to run a router while at sea the devices communicate directly via wifi.

It seems Android, at least my version 2.3.3, does not recognize an ad hoc connection, an ipad/ipod does.

My Android is running 2.2.2 and I have been using PocketCloud with no problem. Instead of a router I am using Connectify. But I must say the older versions of Connectify are much better.
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Has anyone be able to get an andoid phone running either Splashtop or PocketCloud working with an ad hoc wireless connection, ie without using a router? The ad hoc wireless connection eliminates having to run a router while at sea the devices communicate directly via wifi.

It seems Android, at least my version 2.3.3, does not recognize an ad hoc connection, an ipad/ipod does.

I have a lenovo K1 running ICS ver4.0. I tried to set up an ad hoc connection, but failed. The android would "see" the ad hoc connection, but not connect. Obviously I was doing something wrong...in theory it should work.

I fell back on Connectify, which works fine. I am now running PocketCloud and Air Display using connectify. Also sharing internet connection, etc.

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Re: Run Your Laptop From The Cockpit With Your Smartphone

I would recommend anyone using PocketCloud to also install PocketCloud Explorer (FREE) for very easy access between files etc. on your laptop/PC and your smartphone.

You also get FREE 2GB of ´cloud storage´ so you can always have accessable important files withouth having to keep your own laptop/PC switched on all the time at home/office. Obviously,you need a wi-fi connection somewhere to access your ´cloud storage´ with your smartphone. Truly a great application!

Oh,and don´t forget to download the PocketCloud Windows companion on your laptop/PC which sets up the wi-fi connection for your smartphone.

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Old 04-09-2012, 03:37   #34
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Re: Run Your Laptop From The Cockpit With Your Smartphone

Ok thanks nixontankgirl and banjoship,

I may have to get Connectify or buy a cheap wifi router or just use my ipod which does work with an adhoc connection but I have to turn off security for it to connect.
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Here´s ONE type of waterproof case I found for the Galaxy 10". But there are lots to be found during a ´google´.

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Re: Run Your Laptop From The Cockpit With Your Smartphone

Well the simplest solution for me was to get Connectify Pro on sale for only $30. It works great after working out the proper settings for my anti-virus program AVG.

It only works as a Wifi Access Point on Win7. On XP it has to be an adhoc connection and as I said before my Android phone doesn't see adhoc connections.

Regarding Splahtop and PocketCloud, It seems PocketCloud will not work if you do not have an Internet connection which would eliminate it for controlling the navigation computer from the cockpit at sea. Splashtop works with or without an Internet connection.

Will have to look into those splash proof cases.
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Re: Run Your Laptop From The Cockpit With Your Smartphone

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Regarding Splahtop and PocketCloud, It seems PocketCloud will not work if you do not have an Internet connection which would eliminate it for controlling the navigation computer from the cockpit at sea. Splashtop works with or without an Internet connection.
Your advice above is not quite right,PocketCloud works perfectly with or without internet connection as my attached network diagram shows.
One display with,the other without internet,captured direct from my Galaxy.

However,that is,with a router attached,used for internet when accessable.

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Re: Run Your Laptop From The Cockpit With Your Smartphone

Well it does on my system.

Did you actually try connecting when the Internet is not connected? When I do that on my Android it says "Connection Failed Could not connect to Server". If I restart the Internet its able to connect. If you have already connected and then drop the Internet it will still work.

Perhaps you have the Pro version that fixes this problem?
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Re: Run Your Laptop From The Cockpit With Your Smartphone

Paul..

I started my Galaxy connection AFTER I had disconnected the internet and had no problems. Yes I have upgraded to the Pro version at US$ 15.-

I started the PocketCloud immediately after I disconnected internet but I will try again
after a longer period of disconnect just in case..

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Nope, Pro Version does same thing. Just blew $15 bucks.
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Re: Run Your Laptop From The Cockpit With Your Smartphone

Can your verify that you aren't connected to the Internet by starting a browser on your android and trying a search.

Can anyone else verify this? My connection for the Android is through Connectify. Maybe that is the difference, Tore's is through a router.
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Re: Run Your Laptop From The Cockpit With Your Smartphone

Sorry Paul,seems you were right all along... somehow,it must have received the right connect message from the buffer even though internet was disconnected,but from there,it DID continue to function???

Perhaps it only need a signal that internet IS connected,and does not really check wheter it IS?

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Darn that's too bad. Like you, I prefer PocketCloud over Splashtop. Maybe we can complain to Wyse.

Re $15. You can buy me a glass of wine, if we ever meet.
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Paul..

I have just sent such a request to Dell Wyse and hope for an early answer.

My bar is always open!!

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A 1-gallon size zip-lock plastic bag will fit an iPad (and many other tablets) very nicely. Yes you can use the touch screen with it in place. Not very durable but easily and cheaply replaced.
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