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-??? How can I connect TouchOSC to my Mac without a WiFI router?+??? How can I connect TouchOSC to my Mac without a Wi-Fi router?
  
-!!! 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.+!!! While this method works, it is not the recommended one as the internal wireless adapter of the Macs is too weak to provide a good signal. If you really need to connect ​wireless device with your Mac but don't have a router handy, please follow these instructions:​
  
   - **On your Mac:** Click on Airport icon in the menu bar (this is the one that looks like a radar scan).   - **On your Mac:** Click on Airport icon in the menu bar (this is the one that looks like a radar scan).
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   - You can now leave the Settings app, and run TouchOSC, OSCemote or any iPhone music controller app you like.   - You can now leave the Settings app, and run TouchOSC, OSCemote or any iPhone music controller app you like.
  
-??? What is the best way to connect an iPad/iPhone to Osculator+??? What is the best way to connect an iPad/iPhone to OSCulator
-!!! 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.+!!! The method ​that gave the most satisfactory results to connect a wireless device and OSCulator together ​is to use a WiFi router: connect the Mac to the WiFi router using an Ethernet cable and connect the iPad to the WiFi router using its wireless network.  The router must be configured to allow networking between Ethernet and WiFi interfaces (which is often the case by default).
  
-There are two aspects to the quality of a wireless connection: +Check out [[https://osculator.net/​forum/​threads/​1398-WiFI-connectivity-Tips-and-recommended-list-of-access-points|this thread]] for more information on WiFi routers. 
-  - Reliability:​ It is given by the strength of the signal The closer the device are one from each other, the stronger the signal will be.  Also, if there is a lot of WiFi networks in your neighborhood,​ the signal will be less reliable. + 
-  ​Latency: Using your iPad or iPhone as a controller requires a good timing, meaning that you want an action to happen in a reasonably fast way.  The solution is to avoid intermediaries ​-- a WiFi router, an ASDL set top box, etc. -- and connect the iPad/iPhone directly to the computer using a custom ​WiFi network.+
  
-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. +??? I carefully ​followed the procedure, and I can tell that my iPad and computer are on the same network. ​ Still, I can't send anything to my computer, and it doesn'​t even appear in TouchOSC'​s network browser. ​ What I can do?
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-??? I have followed ​carefully ​the procedure, and I can tell that my iPad and computer are on the same network. ​ Still, I can't send anything to my computer, and it doesn'​t even appear in TouchOSC'​s network browser. ​ What I can do?+
  
 It is possible that you have an issue with a firewall configured on your machine. It is possible that you have an issue with a firewall configured on your machine.
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 ??? TouchOSC and Ableton Live were working fine together for days, but today it seems that changes in Live do not reflect in TouchOSC, the bi-directional comm seems broken. ​ What can I do? ??? TouchOSC and Ableton Live were working fine together for days, but today it seems that changes in Live do not reflect in TouchOSC, the bi-directional comm seems broken. ​ What can I do?
-!!! 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. +!!! 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.
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-??? How do I know what is the IP address or host name of my iPhone or iPad? +
-!!! 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 ''​10.0.1.4''​. +
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-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. +
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-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''​. +
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-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 [[http://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​ASCII|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. +
-{{ :​faq:​itunes_name_change.png | How to change the iPhone'​s name in iTunes}}+
  
 ??? How do I send messages coming from one device to two computers? ??? How do I send messages coming from one device to two computers?
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     * Close the Parameters Window.     * Close the Parameters Window.
     * Finally assign the newly created OSC routing to one of your duplicated message.     * Finally assign the newly created OSC routing to one of your duplicated message.
- +  ​- Second option, use the oscbroadcast tool.  This solution is a little bit more advanced, but has the advantage of routing every OSC message without distinction and is therefore more powerful. ​ It also helps keeping the OSCulator ​document less cluttered with duplicates. 
-  ​- Second option, use the oscbroadcast tool.  This solution is a little bit more advanced, but has the advantage of routing every OSC message without distinction and is therefore more powerful. ​ It also helps keeping the Osculator ​document less cluttered with duplicates. +    * [[https://​osculator.net/​res/​oscbroadcast.zip|Download the oscbroadcast tool here]] 
-    * [[http://www.osculator.net/​res/​oscbroadcast.zip|Download the oscbroadcast tool here]] +    * Start the tool using the command line, for example: <​code>​./​oscbroadcast -s 3333 -t osc.udp://​computer-1:​8000 -t osc.udp://​computer-2:​8000</​code>​ \\ Where 3333 is a free network port, computer-1 and computer-2 are IP addresses or host names of two computers on the local network, and 8000 is the network port on which OSCulator ​is running.
-    * Start the tool using the command line, for example: <​code>​./​oscbroadcast -s 3333 -t osc.udp://​computer-1:​8000 -t osc.udp://​computer-2:​8000</​code>​ \\ Where 3333 is a free network port, computer-1 and computer-2 are IP addresses or host names of two computers on the local network, and 8000 is the network port on which Osculator ​is running.+
     * Setup your iPad or iPhone device to send data to a oscbroadcast OSC port (here 3333).     * Setup your iPad or iPhone device to send data to a oscbroadcast OSC port (here 3333).
  
 References: References:
-  * [[http://www.osculator.net/​forum/​threads/​1457-using-two-macs-with-the-osculator]] +  * [[https://​osculator.net/​forum/​threads/​1457-using-two-macs-with-the-osculator]] 
-  * [[http://www.osculator.net/​forum/​threads/​1377-Syncing-two-Osculator-programs]] +  * [[https://​osculator.net/​forum/​threads/​1377-Syncing-two-Osculator-programs]] 
-  * [[http://www.osculator.net/​forum/​threads/​1436-Osculator-Processing-TUIO-(help!)]] +  * [[https://​osculator.net/​forum/​threads/​1436-Osculator-Processing-TUIO-(help!)]]
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