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If your Mac is Airport enabled (nowadays all laptop Macs have that), you can/should connect your iPhone directly to a network created on your Mac.
By nature OSC is a protocol that is not reliable. If you use an OSC enabled application over a wireless network, the reliability of the connection can become even worse.
There are two aspects to the quality of a wireless connection:
The best way to connect an iPhone and Osculator together is to use the procedure described in the previous Q&A. If you follow the procedure carefully, you will be able to get great results, with the best performances.
It is possible that you have an issue with a firewall configured on your machine.
If you are using a third party software to control network communication, you should disable it or set it up in order to accept OSC packets.
Mac OS X includes a basic firewall, which can be configured. Go in the System Preferences, then click on the Security button. From there you will be able to change the firewall's settings, or simply disable it if you are sure you don't need it.
If you are using Mac OS X Snow Leopard, the system will prompt you as soon as it receives a packet from outside. That means that you just have to launch OSCulator, and make the setup as usual.
Under some circumstances, it is possible that Osculator loses track of the bindings between the two applications. The simple cure is to delete all messages starting with
/midi. Osculator will recreate them automatically as soon as you start using TouchOSC.
If you are using TouchOSC, you can get your device's IP address by going in the Network setup. The IP address is displayed as “Local IP Address” with something like
However, using the IP address is not the best thing to do if you want to send OSC messages to your iPhone. Using a human readable name is much more convenient, easy to remember, and it will not change if you use your phone on another wireless network.
The network host name is given from the iPhone's name in iTunes. For example if your iPhone is named “Gedeon”, its network name will be ''gedeon.local“.
By default, iPhones are configured with a name like “Peter's iPhone”, but this makes a cluttered network name. To workaround this, the solution is to choose a simple one-word name with plain ASCII letters. For this, go in iTunes, and select your iPhone icon in the Devices view. Click again to make the field editable, and enter the desired name.