Unfortunately many enterprise Wi-Fi networks, including Carleton’s CU-Wireless, are not compatible with Bonjour protocol that the iPad uses. So here’s one workaround:
- Plug your MacBook into the projector, as per usual.
Tip: Keep a VGA dongle, appropriate for your MacBook, in your laptop bag.
- [Optional – Internet Connectivity]
If you need Internet connectivity during your presentation, plug your MacBook into the provided Ethernet socket.
Tip: Keep an Ethernet patch cord, and if your MacBook needs one, a USB-to-Ethernet dongle, in your laptop bag.
- Create a Wi-Fi network using your MacBook
• Apple icon > System Preferences… > Network > Wi-Fi > Create Network… > Security > Password
Advanced Tip: You can avoid using your laptop to create the Wi-Fi network for your iPhone, by instead placing a pre-configured Airport Express in-line with with your MacBook Ethernet connection. Just plug the Ethernet cable intended for your laptop into the Airport Express, and run a 2nd Ethernet cable from the Airport Express to your laptop.
- Join your iPhone to the Wi-Fi network you just created.
• Settings > Wi-Fi > [select network you created]
- Launch Keynote Remote app on our iPhone
• Keynote Remote > Settings > [Select MacBook or New Keynote Link…]
- Launch Keynote on your Mac
• Keynote > Preferences… > Remote > [Check] Enable iPhone and iPod Touch Remotes
After Presentation: To restore Wi-Fi internet connectivity to your laptop after the presentation, select your normal Wi-Fi hotspot.
Tip: Mute your iPhone to avoid interruptions. For any incoming calls, one press of power on/off button stops the vibrating; two presses sends the call immediately to voicemail.