How do I use "Local Mode" in Splashtop Personal / Splashtop 2 (for iPad) ?

Reminder:  "Splashtop 2" is now known as "Splashtop Personal."

By popular demand, starting with Splashtop Personal/Splashtop v2.1.x, we've brought back a highly-requested feature known as "Local Mode."  Local Mode is used for automatically finding the computers (that have Streamers installed) within the same network.  Now, when using Splashtop Personal/Splashtop v2.1x (just as with the older Splashtop v1.x versions), you will be able to use this feature directly in a closed network, and you will not be required to log in with a Splashtop Account.  Please follow the instructions below to enable and use it.

note.gif   NOTE:  Local Mode is for iPad only, because all iPad users have been converted to Splashtop Personal (Splashtop 2) and no longer have access to such functionality that was in Splashtop 1.

1.  In the Streamer, you can only create a security code in the Security tab (shown below) or the Others tab and leave all other settings as default or empty.  (Example illustration below is using Windows Streamer v2.2.5.1.)

 

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2.  On the iPad, log out of your Splashtop Account on the iPad (if currently logged in).


3.  Click the "I want to use Splashtop 2 in a closed network" link at the bottom (indicated in the illustration below) to enter Local Mode.

 

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4.  After entering Local Mode, you will see all available computers within that network listed.  Click the "Edit" button (at the right side, as indicated in the illustration below) to change the resolution option used by iPad.

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5.  If you don't see any computers listed automatically, but you know there should be, you can also add them manually as follows:

a)  Click the  icon in the upper right corner of the screen.

b)  Select Add Computer, as indicated below.

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c)  Manually type the data for the following three items:

    • In the IP Address field, type the computer's IP address.  (If you don't know what it is, you can get it from the "Advanced" tab in the Streamer dialog box.)
    • The behavior of the Security Code field is the same as it was in Splashtop v1.  This is the code defined in the "Security" tab(for Streamer v2.2.5.1 or above) or "Others" tab(for Streamer v2.2.0.2 or less) of the Streamer dialog box.  If you leave it empty here, you will be asked to input the Security Code every time you attempt to connect.  You can also input the security code here to get a direct connection, without being asked for a security code when you want a connection.
    • The Port field already contains a default number, and we recommend that you do not change it.  However, if you need to use a port number different from the default value, you do have the option to enter it manually here.    NOTE:  Remember, the two subsequent port numbers will also be used.  For example, if you enter 6800 in the Port field, then ports 6801 and 6802 would also be used.
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d)  Click the Add button.

6.  Repeat Step 5c above for each computer to which you may want to connect (IP Address, Security Code, and Port).

 

note.gif   NOTE:  After an IP address has been added, you cannot edit it again.  You would need to delete it and then add a new one if necessary.   To delete an added computer, just hit the icon in right end side;  then click the Delete button to remove it.
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7.  Whenever you want to go back to "Splashtop account mode," please click the Exit button.

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    Nicolas Morin3

    Wonderful, A local network... Perfect !!!

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    Eren Tevfik

    In the house use windows xp sp3 32bit with os i.e. 8 and firefox 15.0.1 rebuild.
    i connect remotely with the galaxy tab GTP 7500 honeycomb 4.0.4
    i did a test with the same network was not possible.
    i have to buy absolutely anywhere pack?

    Eren

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    Jaff.Kuo

    @Eren Tevfik,

    This Local mode only for connection within a same local network, if you want a remote connection, you still need AAP activated for your Splashtop account.

    I've gifted you 7 days of free AAP, you can have a try first.

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    Chris Clark

    trying to connect to my PC through my iPad  and I've followed the instruction to the letter since I my computer didn't show up automatically though it does in AAP mode yet I'm still unable to connect. I haven't bought AAP yet because I don't have need for it at the moment.   My PC is running Vista 64bit and I know I'm on the same network.

    Chris

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    Klaus König

    Hi,

    I am only using Splashtop in local mode.

    Whenever I start the iPad app, I need to push the little use in closed network link to activate the local mode.

    Is there a way that I can configure Splashtop to automatically use local mode to avoid the login screen?

    I woul like to go straight to the computer list instead of the enter your splashtop account screen.

    Thanks

    Klaus

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    Jaff.Kuo

    @Chris Clark,

    There may have firewall blocked them in your case, please check the firewall settings on your computer if your ipad can't automatically discover your computer on the same network. This link gives more info and suggestions about firewall, please have a reference.

    http://support-splashtop2.splashtop.com/entries/21704371-why-do-i-get-a-satellite-on-the-computer-name-my-tablet-and-computer-are-on-the-same-local-network

     

    @Klaus König,

    Splashtop 2 doesn't support this feature, but I'll forward your case to our product team for a reference about future plan.

    Welcome to request any feature or vote for other users' ideas on this link.

    http://support-splashtop2.splashtop.com/forums/20844078-feature-requests

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    Howay Yang

    I've followed the instructions exactly, am able to set up the local mode and locate the computer, but whether in local mode or not, when I select the available computer, it fails to connect.  

    S=01 E=84000100

    This never happened prior to updating to iOS 6.  Incompatibility issues? 

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    Jaff.Kuo

    @Howay Yang,

    Have you tried remove Splashtop 2 app, then re-install?

    We internal test don't have this kind of issue with iOS6.

    Please also update Streamer to be v2.1.0.4 for both Windows and Mac.

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    Jhlindstrom

    Same issue as Howay. Mac Air with Mountain Lion. iPad OS6. Using the most recent apps. No firewalls active. Connection works fine through the public net from Presenter to Splashtop. However, I cannot get Presenter to find the Air by creating a local network using the Mac's internal network utility. The Mac has a valid internal IP address, which is also reflected in the Splashtop app. But adding the IP address in Presenter instantly displays a failure to connect. I couldn't find any instructions for using the Mac internal net in this fashion, but I assume it should work. Any ideas?

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    Lotte jensen

    I tried local mode - before working splashtop 1 used an ad hoc network connecting Ipad and PC - now with splashtop 2 it seems to only work with an internet connection even though I click "local mode" on the Ipad. I really need to be independent from  using the internet and want to make splashtop 2 work with an ad hoc network - any suggestions??????

    Lotte

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    Arnoud Kaldeway
    Same issue as Lotte. Ad hoc network connection Ipad and Macbook. Uninstalled and reinstalled app and streamer today. Still same problem. Can't use local mode without internet. What should I do?
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    Jaff.Kuo

    Please check this link for more info about using Splashtop 2 via ad hoc network.

    http://support-splashtop2.splashtop.com/entries/22171173-connect-to-your-computer-via-ad-hoc-network-with-splashtop-2

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    Lotte jensen

    Hi I tried almost everything making splashtop work  with an adhoc network but it just wouldnt work out so now I have tried using connectify-me as an accesspoint instead of an adhoc network. It seems to work. Still use local mode on splashtop app and have the streamer running on your PC, the streamer detects the connectify IP-adress automaticly. I used this advised link: http://www.cruising-newcaledonia.com/connectify-splashtop-tutorial.html

    Lotte

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    Jaff.Kuo

    @Lotte,

    Thanks for this great sharing!

    I'll add this tool in our article for other users reference.

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    Arnoud Kaldeway
    Hello, I give up. I spent hours trying get it work. Since last update 'local mode' only works with an internet connection. Connectify is good solution for windows, not for my macbook. I'll wait for next update.
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    Harald Roenneke

    Hi,

    I need the Local Mode function also for the last splashtop2 Iphone app!!!!

    thx

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    Kielby

    Please make this available for Android Splashtop 2 client!

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    Jim Gleeson
    Been trying all of the above for days - to no avail. No real problems with using internet login etc, but cannot get 'local mode' up & going. Pity - I need this.
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    Jhlindstrom
    I finally got it to work by assigning an IP address to the mac. You can't just create a closed network with the "create network" command. You must assign an IP address manually.
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    Jaff.Kuo

    Hi all,

    "Local mode" is only for "Splashtop 2 for iPad" app because Splashtop v1 users will lose this feature if they have upgraded to v2.

    The other v2 apps are free and separate apps, users can keep using v1 app to do local mode connection.

    If you don't have v1 app, you can only locally connect to your streamer with Splashtop account logged-in.

    If both your client device(tablet/phone) and Streamer are in the same local network but different subnet, specify IP address in client device is necessary. This is also a good work around if it can't automatically discover your computer in a same local network.

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    Lotte jensen

    How do I go back and use Splashtop V1 beauce Version 2 is no good to me ??? does anyone know ?

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    Jaff.Kuo

    @Lotte jensen,

    Are you the user of v1 and upgraded to v2?

    Could you share us more why you think v2 is no good to you?

    Actually, there's no way to roll back to v1 for v2 users. Apple doesn't allow this behavior.

    In addition to local mode(with best performance), Splashtop 2 also provdes another more fast, secure and stable connectivity than v1 with Splashtop relay servers(Anywhere Access Pack) for cross firewall usage.

    Because there is a sizable infrastructure with on-going cost to maintain and operate the Splashtop2 Anywhere Access capability, we unfortunately cannot afford to give away the feature to freely offer to all users.

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    Matthew

    I'd also like to go back to version 1 somehow. I cannot get splashtop 2 to work on local-only mode. 

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    MKlann

    I'm having an issue with Splashtop2 and my iPad. I have two computers and one iPad that are on a closed local network. One computer is hardwired to the router and the other is wireless. When I first log in on the iPad, I can see both computers and connect to either. After a few minutes I get kicked off with a 'lost connection' error and then I can't see either of the computers on the iPad. If I restart Splashtop on the iPad a few times eventually one or the other computer will show up, but then I get the same connection error. It doesnt seem to be a connection issue between the iPad and computers because I have another control interface program that works flawlessly with no dropped connections. Any ideas?

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    Lotte jensen

    MKlann, I have the same problems, what is the name of the other control interface program that works flawlessly?

    Lotte Jensen

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    Lotte jensen

    jaff,

    splashtop 2 is no good to me because it keeps loosing its connection (I work with ad hoc connection). When I worked with splashtop 1 I had no such problems at all.

    If the program worked flawlessly I would be happy to pay for the program but it doesn´t.

    Lotte

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    MKlann

    I use a remote interface program for film/tv lighting control called MAremote that works without any problems.

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    MKlann

    I don't mind loosing the connections when I bounce back and forth between apps on the iPad. I wouldn't mind it staying connected, but hopefully that will be a fix later on. The connectivity problems are what is killing me. Matt

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    Lotte jensen

    Matt, thanks for sharing MAremote - Lotte

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    Jaff.Kuo

    Hi all,

    If your ipad and computer are connecting to a same router but still can't see or can't connect to the computer, probably there's something like firewall or special settings blocked them on router/OS/Antivirus software. Please check this link for more suggestions.

    http://support-splashtop2.splashtop.com/entries/21704371-why-do-i-get-a-satellite-on-the-computer-name-my-tablet-and-computer-are-on-the-same-local-network

    If you can connect but constantly disconnect by unknown reasons, please check this link for more info about router settings.

    http://support-splashtop2.splashtop.com/entries/22926923-tips-for-constant-lost-connections-or-router-crashes-causing-loss-of-internet

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