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Exchange Text Between an iPhone and a Mac Without Internet Access
Authored by: marksch on May 03, '11 01:55:17PM

"[...] an iPhone won't stay on a WiFi network unless it has an internet connection"

This is incorrect. With all internet features turned off, I can connect my iPhone to my MacBook's wifi. While my MacBook is not connected to the internet, I can put files into my MacBook's sites folder and access these files through Safari on my iPhone. This way, I can play QT movies and sounds, open text files in the browser and test any web sites and web apps I'm currently working on, without an internet connection. I did this several times while abroad.

Best,

Mark

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Exchange Text Between an iPhone and a Mac Without Internet Access
Authored by: harges on May 03, '11 02:40:41PM

Good idea. How do you determine the URL with which Safari can find the Sites folder on your Mac?



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Exchange Text Between an iPhone and a Mac Without Internet Access
Authored by: marksch on May 04, '11 05:13:57AM

After connecting to your wifi, you can use the IP address that Airport has assigned to itself. You will find this IP address by going to the Network preferences panel and selected your active Airport connection in the left column. Suppose that your IP address is something like 169.10.10.1 and your user name is John, then you migh try a URL of the form http://169.10.10.1/john/dir/file.php.

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