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Default Chapter 13 - Bonjour without Wifi network


Thank you for the great book. I am undertaking an iOS app that connects to a Wifi (zeroconf) enabled sensor. I expect this connection to take place outside in the wilderness without a Wifi router nearby. My understanding is that this is possible with zeroconf.

I am curious to see that from Chapter 13, the Consumer Help app does not find Associate Help when they are outside of a good Wifi network. Consumer Help is running on my iPhone and Associate Help is running on my iPad. Discovery occurs fine when both devices are setup to communicate with my home's Wifi network. However, if I disconnect either from the home network, the Bonjour discovery does not occur. Discovery also fails when they leave the range of my network as I had traveled to my partners to do a demo. Is this to be expected from this example?

What would I need to configure or code differently to allow them to communicate outside my home's Wifi network?
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