How to Tether Ipad to Laptop on Windows 7?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by commie, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. commie
    Offline

    commie iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010
    Messages:
    11
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Is there a way to have my ipad access a program on my laptop through tethering?

    The program on my laptop runs a web server, and uses a web browser to open the localhost. Is it possible for me to use ipad to use Safari and open up that localhost url and have it open the program on my laptop?
  2. MattIM
    Offline

    MattIM Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2010
    Messages:
    1,230
    Thanks Received:
    53
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Fort Wayne, IN
    Ratings:
    +53 / 0
    I would try Splashtop. Here is a screen shot of the program description. Notice that it is on sale.

    Attached Files:

  3. commie
    Offline

    commie iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010
    Messages:
    11
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Splashtop looks promising and useful. but not exactly what I was looking for. I was hoping to use Safari to access one of the applications on my laptop, and not directly using the desktop of the laptop.
  4. twerppoet
    Offline

    twerppoet iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    16,234
    Thanks Received:
    1,962
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Walla Walla, WA
    Ratings:
    +2,181 / 1
    Lookup your laptop's IP address on the network, then try entering the following in the URL field of Safari.

    http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:80

    Where the x's represent the IP address.

    Or leave off the :80.

    If you laptop is running a web server as you say, this should work to connect you. Add more directory info with slashes inbetween if needed to get to the exact page you want.

    No telling if the app will work. It should, if it doesn't use anything more complicated than CSS and Javascript (not JAVA).
  5. commie
    Offline

    commie iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010
    Messages:
    11
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Thank you!!! That did the trick..pretty simple.
    But I had to change the :80 to :8888, then follow by the /x/x/menu.maf path to the actual page as you said.

    The app is actually a standalone version of an ERP package...I am testing the ipad access......trying to figure out the gestures now.
  6. twerppoet
    Offline

    twerppoet iPad Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    16,234
    Thanks Received:
    1,962
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Walla Walla, WA
    Ratings:
    +2,181 / 1
    No problem. Glad it worked.

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
camera tether laptop ipad webserver
,
how to teather ipad on windows 7
,
how to tether an ipad to a laptop
,
how to tether from ipad 2 to laptop
,

how to tether ipad to laptop

,
how to tether ipad to windows laptop
,
ipad tethering to laptop
,
ipad tethering windows 7 laptop
,
laptop tethering windows 7 ipad
,
tether an ipad to laptop
,

tether ipad to laptop

,
tether ipad to note book
,
tether ipad to notebook
,
tether ipad to windows 7
,
tether ipad to windows notebook
,
tether ipad windows
,
tether laptop to ipad
,
tethering ipad to laptop
,
tethering laptop to ipad
,
windows 7 tether ipad