I use my iPad to control my Ableton loops on stage. I use the LIVKONTROL Free app, and I connect to an ad hoc wifi network generated by my MacBook Pro, which is also on stage. I briefly read up on ad hoc networks, and I believe their range is supposed to be pretty decent. But, it seems to me that I've got to be no more than 10ft away from the computer for it to work reliably.
Is this common, or is there an issue with my laptop?
Also, in my brief home test, controlling Ableton with an iPad over a standard wifi network seemed to be equally as unreliable. Is there a way to improve the performance of that setup, such as port forwarding, upgrading the router, etc?