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    Home sharing

    I thought is was possible to stream music from iTunes on PC to iPad2. Have diligently gone thru process Inc. Firewall settings. Have reset modem. What more can a poor guy do?

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    I assume that you have a wifi network at home and that the iPad and PC are connected to it.

    Turn on Home sharing in iTunes on the PC.
    Open "Ipod" on the iPad then select the library that you want to use (Touch the word Library at the top left of the screen and select the name of the library on the PC). By default the iPad will always try to use it's in built library which I find a pain as I have no music on mine I only ever use the home sharing one. It works perfectly for me I use it all the time for podcasts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by K1W1
    I assume that you have a wifi network at home and that the iPad and PC are connected to it.

    Turn on Home sharing in iTunes on the PC.
    Open "Ipod" on the iPad then select the library that you want to use (Touch the word Library at the top left of the screen and select the name of the library on the PC). By default the iPad will always try to use it's in built library which I find a pain as I have no music on mine I only ever use the home sharing one. It works perfectly for me I use it all the time for podcasts.
    Thanks K1W1"...".... But have tried that. Touching "Library" bring up nothing.
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    It sounds like you may have done this already but have you gone through the Apple Home Sharing troubleshooting guide here http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2972

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel1
    It sounds like you may have done this already but have you gone through the Apple Home Sharing troubleshooting guide here http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2972

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    Been there, done it, thanks, Gabriel. Didn't get the T shirt. Should I delete the library I have on iPad?
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    Quote Originally Posted by drover

    Been there, done it, thanks, Gabriel. Didn't get the T shirt. Should I delete the library I have on iPad?
    So in your iPod app you click on more then shared and there is nothing there.......hmm, I'll have to think about this.......hopefully someone will have come up with the answer before the sun rises here, if not I'll see if I can think of something (for think of something read make something up!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel1

    So in your iPod app you click on more then shared and there is nothing there.......hmm, I'll have to think about this.......hopefully someone will have come up with the answer before the sun rises here, if not I'll see if I can think of something (for think of something read make something up!)

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    Maybe try making it up. 1.25am here. Was hoping to resolve this myself but I am flu mixed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drover

    Maybe try making it up. 1.25am here. Was hoping to resolve this myself but I am flu mixed.
    There is not a "more" button on my iPod screen. Just shows music synced and a playlist I set up on iPad.
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    Lets do a couple of really basic things just to make sure nothing has been missed.

    You have a wifi network at home? yes or no

    Your iPad connects to the network and can access the Internet via the router? yes or no

    Your PC connects to the same router either via wired or wifi and can access the Internet? yes or no

    You have a current version of iTunes on the PC, 10.x? yes or no

    You have turned on Home sharing on iTunes? yes or no

    You are using the same Apple ID and password on iTunes as you use on your iPad? yes or no

    The answer to every one of those questions should be yes. If it is I'm stuffed if it's not then we will know where the problem is.

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    Also, iTunes must actually be running on the PC. If iTunes is not open, it won't advertise the availability of the library.


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