Using Keynote Remote When There's No Wi-Fi Around

Posted on January 24, 2010 by Scott Leberknight

I just bought Keynote Remote for my iPhone. It is very simple, has the option to display presenter notes, and is absurdly simple to link to Keynote and start controlling presentations. What was a little more involved was that I wanted to use it regardless of whether there is a wireless network around or not. Since Keynote Remote requires a wi-fi connection here's what I'm doing to get around this little annoyance. Basically all you need to do is set up an ad-hoc wireless network with your Mac, and have your iPhone connect to that network. Voila! So, when there's no wireless network available, I just use my handy-dandy Verizon Wireless USB760 Modem to connect to the Internet, and I can still control presentations with Keynote Remote.


Thanks! I read your post at the exact right time. I had to give a presentation, but didn't know if I would have wifi available. I almost went out and bought one of the physical remotes. Your post saved me $18. Thanks!

Posted by Dave on February 01, 2010 at 11:45 AM EST #

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