iPad as Remote - Setting up Gateway Through WiFi
Trying to set up the iPad to become the universal remote control for a home theater. Here are the instructions I received in an email from tech support at iRule; copy/paste
I just want to check if you properly followed the instructions to add WF2IR to your WiFi network? By first connecting it to your computer via Adhoc network, then inputting the information such as your WiFi's SSID, encryption type and your wifi passkey. Without doing this step, you will not be able to find anything.
iRule Customer Support
It's not my system. So I have never used an iPad and I have never used a Mac Laptop. Those are the only two computers in the house.
So how exactly do I accomplish all the following steps from their instructions above.
1. connect iPad via Adhoc network
2. input the WiFi's SSID (how to locate the SSID, etc)
3. input incription type (where do I get this, etc)
4. input WiFi passkey (where do I get a passkey, etc)
The remote control system is suppoed to work as follows
the iPad sends commands through the wireless network to a gateway. The gateway is a little wireless box that in turn sends IR (InfraRed remote signals) to the various home theater devices. The gateway is
Global Cache iTach WF2IR
The problem is that there is no Windows based PC in this house and it seems the instructions are geared toward a Windows PC.