5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 8, 2011 2:18 AM by George Hilton
George Hilton Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
I am having problems connecting my iPad to my iMac, on the iPad there is a tick in the box that has the name of the network my Mac. And on the Mac in network the box on the left that has Bluetooth firewire and ethernet in there is also one that says "My iMac self-assigned IP". and the button is showing a steady orange not green. also in network the box for network name has my iPad in and the next is ticked ask to join network. Also in Airport Utility I have tried to scan but nothing can be found plus there is nothing else in any of the boxes.
I hope you understand and can advice, thanks.

2.93GHz Intel Core i7, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Memory 8GB
  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (164,650 points)
    I am a little confused. You usually connect an iPod to a router, not a computer. However, if your iMac is connected to the internet via ethernet cable, you can set up your iMac to act as a router, You do that by iMac's System Preferences>Sharing>Internet Sharing. Please explain better, with details, what you are trying to accomplish.
  • George Hilton Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    Hi Illaass
    You are not by your self I'm confused also only more so.
    Yes I have had my iPad connected to my iMac for some months now but I just got a wi-fi printer and I tried to set it up but failed and thats when the problem started. If there is a tick next to the Network name on the iPad and there are a full set of bars showing signal strength is good, does that mean the iPad is set OK. And therefor the problem is with my iMac settings?
  • George Hilton Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    Hi all
    would you believe it the wi-fi is now working bon't know why.
    thanks for help.
  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (164,650 points)
    I would:
    - Reset network settings on the iPad:
    Settings>General>Reset Network Settings
    - Reset the iPad:
    Press and hold the On/Off Sleep/Wake button and the Home
    button at the same time for at least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears.
    - Power off and then back on the router.

    If that still does not work please provide the IP address of the iPad (tap the ">" of the network you think you are connected to and of what you did to try to set up your printer.
  • George Hilton Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    Hi Illaass
    Thanks for your advice I now have the iPad working.