Troubleshooting the Wi-Fi Connection in Astropad Studio

If your primary computer and your iPad are connected to the same Wi-Fi network, and the Astropad Studio apps are running on both devices, the connection should occur automatically. If it does not occur, here are a few things to check:

  • Your primary computer and iPad are on the same Wi-Fi network
  • Wi-Fi is enabled on both devices
  • The Astropad Studio apps are running on both devices
  • No firewall, VPN, or security program settings on your computer are preventing connection

Here are some steps to take for alleviating the issue –

  1. Try connecting via USB cable to help establish the initial connection (then unplug the cable)
  2. Connect using Manual Wi-Fi connection in Astropad Studio
  3. Try restarting both devices (primary computer and iPad)
  4. Restart your router

Manual Wi-Fi Connection

Try manually connecting if you’re unable to connect automatically.

At the connection screen, click “Connect info” and a new window is shown with connection options.

Click “Wi-Fi Manual Connect":

Scan the QR code with your iPad's camera:

Why are Wi-Fi and Manual Wi-Fi connection not working?

Local Wi-Fi networks use different routers, and each router is configured in its own way. It is hard to point to a specific reason why things are not working in your network. 

Security software like antivirus, firewall, or VPN on your computer could prevent Wi-Fi connections. Security restrictions or settings on your router could also be the problem. Some routers disable Apple Bonjour which is the service Astropad uses to allow your computer & iPad to find each other automatically. Some routers also disable connection within the same local network between devices. This effectively shuts down any possibility for your devices to talk to each other. 

Note: If using an Ad-Hoc Network, you may experience trouble connecting your devices due to Apple limitations. The ability to connect in this manner varies based on system specifications.

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