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Exchange Text Between an iPad and a Mac Without Internet Access
Authored by: Jai Gill on May 03, '11 03:01:33PM

Slight variant but this is exactly how I transfer information almost instantly between my MBP and iPad using an app called ShoveBox (the iPhone version at x2 on my iPad) running on both platforms.

I start on the MBP by creating a WiFi network which is password protected (default 40-bit WEP) which then appears in the available WiFi networks on the iPad's WiFi settings so I select it and insert the password to connect.

It is effectively a private WiFi bubble between the two.

Fire up ShoveBox on the iPad and it syncs within seconds.

Question I have is: how can I monitor this bubble to ensure it has not hacked into it? Are there any tools for the Mac to monitor user created WiFi networks?

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JG



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Exchange Text Between an iPad and a Mac Without Internet Access
Authored by: joelseph on May 07, '11 08:12:16AM
Question I have is: how can I monitor this bubble to ensure it has not hacked into it? Are there any tools for the Mac to monitor user created WiFi networks?

Good question! I've wondered that for quite some time... I've had several occasions to use internet sharing from my Mac to another WiFi device, and I've often wanted to see what devices are connected to that network and what IP addresses the Mac assigns for them. Anyone know of utilities that can provide this info? I suppose something like Scany (for iOS devices) would work... but it sure would be nice to have a Mac utility to do this!

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