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Create a wi-fi hotspot
« on: January 15, 2015, 07:58:53 PM »
Is it possible to create a wi-fi hot spot? I know it can be done using windows itself, but we're looking for a way to make it easy for our users to connect an iPad to windows to transfer data without a cable. Ideally, we could create a hidden wi-fi with a known name/password so the iPad software can connect to it and then communicate with the software running on the PC.

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Re: Create a wi-fi hotspot
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2015, 12:03:07 PM »
Hello,

Unfortunately WCL does not support such feature currently but probably we can add it.

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Re: Create a wi-fi hotspot
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2015, 01:06:32 PM »
Thanks, if you do this in the next month then just reply here and I'll come back and have another look (we'd buy it just for this function unless we find another way in the meantime). I already looked at the demo and couldn't see how to so that makes sense.

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Re: Create a wi-fi hotspot
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2015, 02:04:43 PM »
Ok, We will try to add such function because it has been requested few times.

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Re: Create a wi-fi hotspot
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2015, 04:13:12 PM »
Has this been considered? I know it's been longer than a month, but I have created the iOS app and now need to get this bit working via Delphi so it's easy for our users so need to find a way to do it now.

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Re: Create a wi-fi hotspot
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2015, 04:54:23 PM »
If not, would your bluetooth functionality allow me to do what I need? I simply need the iOS device to connect to a specific IP address so our delphi software running on the PC can accept and reply to the device in the same way it would if both devices were connected to the same network.

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Re: Create a wi-fi hotspot
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2015, 07:13:07 PM »
Hello,

Unfortunately we did not finished that yet.

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Re: Create a wi-fi hotspot
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2015, 03:39:24 PM »
Is there anything in now for this?I noticed on your home page in the WiFi section it says "create WiFi network and other things", but have downloaded the demo and had a look and can't see anything, including in the doc.

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Re: Create a wi-fi hotspot
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2015, 03:53:11 PM »
Hello,

We are working on this matter as promised. Howeever it takes more thime than we expected because there are lot of problems to get it working with standard MS API.

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Re: Create a wi-fi hotspot
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2015, 06:21:30 PM »
If you do get anywhere with this, or you want someone to try it (we have a lot of users with a wide variety of laptops), just let me know.

For now, we've got it [mostly] working by just using netsh to start and stop the hosted network.

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Re: Create a wi-fi hotspot
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2015, 06:24:38 PM »
Hello,

The version with this update will be available after New Year. It is ready for release but now we are busy with updating our servers and sites.

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Re: Create a wi-fi hotspot
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2015, 07:14:58 PM »
That's great news, thanks Mike. I'll keep an eye out so I can try it out before we buy it.

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Re: Create a wi-fi hotspot
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2016, 01:15:10 PM »
Does the current version have this? I just tried it and can't see how to do it. Is there any demo or documentation for it at all?

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Re: Create a wi-fi hotspot
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2016, 01:22:44 PM »
No, this version was released just because of critical bug fixed. The comming one (will be available closer to February) should include this feature.

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Re: Create a wi-fi hotspot
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2016, 01:33:19 PM »
Thanks. I noticed nothing in the release notes, but wanted to check from what you said early in December. I'll keep an eye out.

 

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