I’d like my iPad to talk to my MacBook Pro directly (not via cloud or router) sometimes, such as:
- in a location where the “free WiFi” blocks https
- when I suspect eavesdropping even though https isn’t blocked.
- when I am on a Greyhound bus that falsely advertises WiFi. or an airport that falsely advertises “free.”
- out and about with no router at all.
I know it can be done with a cat-5 cable. I think it can be done through the sync cable, though I don’t know how. But it would be nice to do it WiFi or Bluetooth. (Bluetooth may be too slow?). Shell via ssh, web server, VNC/X11/other display mirror, MySQL, etc.
Tutorial somewhere on MacOS/IOS communication without router between? Wireless preferred. Preferably simple, but I’m retired from software engineering and haven’t yet forgotten everything (though the skill is definitely fading).