New General Video on Connecting via Wi-Fi
This video uses a Mac as the computer, but the instructions are almost the same for Windows (except the ad-hoc portion). Note: in the video I use an ad-hoc connection. This isn’t necessary: you can use an existing Wi-Fi connection if your device and your computer are on the same network.
Rainer Award winner Ibokai says: If you’re using an Ad-Hoc connection, use the password protection feature.
macOS (OS X)
For Windows platforms, click here.
iPad and Computer Cannot See Each Other
If you can’t see your computer from your iPad, or your iPad from your computer, be sure to check the FAQ for further advice. It’s being updated all the time. That said, the most likely reason that they cannot see each other is that they’re not on the same network.
No Existing Wi-Fi Network: Ad-Hoc Network
No Existing Wi-Fi Network: Hardware Options
If you do not wish to use Wi-Fi for any reason (including RF inteference or security, check: Hardware Connection Options.
Linux and Other Platforms
MIDI Designer only works over rtpMIDI (Apple’s network MIDI), which is not available on Linux. Is this of interest to you? Let us know!