1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 14, 2011 4:44 PM by JimHdk
nixd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have recently installed Boxee for iPad which has a 'Local Media' feature where you can access your videos etc. on your computer on the local network.

 

But I couldn't get this function to work because it relies on Bonjour; which is (now apparently) broken on my iPad.

 

I'm saying 'on the iPad' because everything else on my network seems to recognize the Bonjour services running on my computer(s). I tried a network monitor app on my Android phone and it successfully sees the Bonjour services on both machines (one Win7 64bit and one MacBook). This also confirms that it is not a router/firewall/permissions issue. Yet, my iPad seems to be blind to Bonjour. I have tried several network monitor apps (namely Discovery, Scoutr, ZeroConf Browser) and *NONE* can find any services on the local network.

 

Also, the Remote app does not work on the iPad. It also relies on Bonjour (so I have read). I have tried uninstalling/reinstalling the Remote app but it doesn't help.

 

I am desperately trying to find a setting or something about Bonjour on the iPad but I think there isn't any.

 

How can I get Bonjour back to health on my iPad again?? Any ideas?


iPad, iOS 4.3.2
  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7 (28,195 points)

    If there is indeed an iPad problem the usual repair steps would be the thing to try (in order):

     

    Restart: Press the On/Off button until the Slide to Power Off slider appears, select Slide to Power Off and, after the iPad shuts down, to restart press the On/Off button until the Apple logo appears.

     

    Reset: Press the Home and On/Off buttons at the same time and hold them until the Apple logo appears (about 10-15 seconds).

     

    Restore