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How to fix failed detection of the iPad 4 years 4 months ago #34755

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For users where the automatic detection of the iPad fails, here is a little tutorial for manual setup:


Step 1: How to Find Your iPad's IP Address

From the home screen, tap Settings.

Tap Wi-Fi. The screen shown below appears.

Locate the connected Wi-Fi network, and then tap the blue arrow next to the network name. The window shown below appears.

Your iPad's current IP address for the selected Wi-Fi network is displayed at the top of the window, as shown above.

Congratulations! You have successfully found your iPad's IP address.



Step 2: How to add Your iPad's IP Address to comicrack.ini file


In the Windows Explorer address bar (or in the Run dialog), type "%appdata%" with no quotes, hit enter, and look for a folder called cYo.

Open the cYo folder, and then open the comicrack folder inside it and create a new text file,

Rename it ComicRack.ini and write only this inside it:
ExtraWifiDeviceAddresses=192.168.x.x
Replace the 192.168.x.x with the the IP of your iPad you found in the first step.

Restart ComicRack for windows and you should be able to Pair your devices, and the settings will persist through upgrades.

p.s. This guide is a compiled material, thanks to Skattered and MacInstruct.
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Last Edit: 4 years 4 months ago by cYo.
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Re: How to fix failed detection of the iPad 4 years 4 months ago #34770

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very usefull, thank you very much
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Re: How to fix failed detection of the iPad 4 years 4 months ago #34810

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You might wanting to add this to your manual....
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Re: How to fix failed detection of the iPad 4 years 3 months ago #35102

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You might want to add a note to the second step that asks the user to verify that the file type of the new text file they created is .ini (configuration settings). If the option in Windows to display the file name extension in explorer is disabled, they may not be aware that they created "ComicRack.ini.txt" instead of "ComicRack.ini" - ComicRack will only react to the latter.
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Re: How to fix failed detection of the iPad 4 years 2 months ago #35744

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How do I get to write inside that new .ini file? So far any key that I press fails to input anything at all.
Otherwise many thanks for this pointer.
Windows 7 Professional
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Asus Radeon R9 270
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Re: How to fix failed detection of the iPad 4 years 2 months ago #35745

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The next release for CRW (due in the next days) will allow to enter the device IPs directly in the program. No need to edit the ini file any longer.
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Re: How to fix failed detection of the iPad 4 years 2 months ago #35859

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In 0.9.177 you can simply add the IP address in the advanced preferences and also test them. Mayby 600 can update his fine post :)
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Re: How to fix failed detection of the iPad 3 years 11 months ago #37210

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Running ComicRack for Windows version 0.9.172 64 bit

on iPad, running ComicRack version 1.0.8
iOS7 version 7.0.3

Cannot get Sync to work.

I have followed all the steps in this post, as well as leaving firewall disabled
Both Windows machine and ipad on same WiFi network
Windows machine is 192.168.1.13
iPad is 192.168.1.6

Edit->Devices, Pair With Device comes up blank.
Edit->Preferences->Advanced->Wireless Setup, inputting the IPad's IP address says "no devices found".

I have also tried creating a ini file specifying the IP, same results.

I have tried connecting with the iPad directly plugged into the Windows machine via USB, no dice.

iPad is working as expected except for this issue. (able to access internet, usb sync, wireless sync, etc).

Please help!
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Re: How to fix failed detection of the iPad 3 years 11 months ago #37216

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And now it's magically working. No changes made to either the Windows machine or the iPad.

I was able to Pair the device without doing the Advanced Wireless setup. Not even gonna try the advanced setting or tinker any more with it; it'a working so I'm leaving it be.
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Re: How to fix failed detection of the iPad 3 years 10 months ago #37514

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On My Windows 7 PC's with Windows Comicrack you need to

first TAP on "Synchronize" and then the non active greyed out "Synchronize NOW" on the IPAD Version before you choose Pair with Device so it detects the IPADS and then they are visable.

Perhaps it will help some people who think first place that the IPAD would be autodetected by Comicrack which it is not. At least not on my both Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit German Versions at the moment.

Even if the IPAD's are detected as OK in the Wireless Setup in CR WIndows under > Preferences it is no guarantee that once you click Pair with Device will let them showup.

Sure you need to do this on any IPAD to let them show up.

I have iOS 7.04 running.
Last Edit: 3 years 10 months ago by Fee.
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