Sorry as I took that last post out of context, long day on another issue with Apple where they 1. can provide no support 2, don't even admit there is a problem.
I gotten tired of the way large companies like Apple and Microsoft can just wash a problem under the rug knowing full well the end user can't afford to take the appropriate action.
In a nutshell here is how I understand what happened. The upgrade from iOS6 to 7 changes the way a device like the Phase One back is seen by the iPad, now it's only a device not a server. As I understand it, the adhoc networking option allows the back to become it's own mobile hotspot, and with iOS6 the iPad saw the Phase One back as a server and would allow a connection. There were other issues once you connected but 99% of the time on the 1st attempt you could see the Phase One back as a server and connect. Capture Pilot is looking for a server not a device so now when you go in under iOS7 even if you make the connection, Capture Pilot will not ever connect.
Steve's post shows that you can read the IP address the back creates, then open a New server connection under Capture Pilot listing the IQ2's unique serial number. Apparently Capture Integration got this to work with their IQ2 backs, but with mine I still can't ever make the connection to the new server that is created.
What does occur about 80 to 85% of the time is the original Phase One server box reappears above the "new" server you create and I can connect to it. Once this connection is made I am OK until I either power off the back or ipad or the back goes to sleep, then I have to start the process all over again. Other photographers using the method written up by CI seem to be OK and can connect to the "new" server.
If I don't get the Phase One back listed as a server within about 30 seconds in Capture Pilot, I will power the back off and on and see if it will reconnect, and if that doesn't work, I will reboot the iPad and see if then I can connect. It's still very hit and miss for me, enough that I would not want to be working with a Customer in the field to show them previews etc.
The part that still bothers me the most is that iOS7 was out for developers since April of 2013 or sooner. There was plenty of time for Phase One to test Capture Pilot and see what the problems were going to be. Since Phase relies on their dealer network for front line support they should have issued a pretty harsh warning not to upgrade to iOS7. If one was issued I never saw it. For me it was moot anyway since my iPad is also my point of sale and I had to move to iOS7 to be PCI compliant.
That Phase One also just copied the instructions that CI wrote also concerns me since it implies Phase feels this is the "workaround"
I have a feeling that due to the wireless card/controller in the IQ2's that have shipped it's very possible that there may not be a fix until either a new firmware for the back comes out to address that iOS7 needs or the actual WiFi chip has to be replaced. Hopefully the later will not be a requirement. But this did occur with some P45+ back's where controller cards would not support the firmware to get to 1 hour exposures (I owned one of them). Phase did take care of me 100% on that issue so I am still hoping to see a formal fix sooner than later or at least a response as to if a fix is possible via firmware to the back. Phase may also be able to re-write the Capture Pilot app so that it accepts a device not a server.
Obviously there are still other issues, with the iPad IQ2 back connection once you are connected:
1. refresh rate is slow
2. thumbnails should load from most current shot taken not the beginning of the card ( or at least give this as an option as with 32GB cards getting to the most current image can take a while)
3. Retina monitor support is not taking full advantage of the resolution of the retina display (this may not be possible to fix however most games can support it)
4. Lags when loading an image at 100% which can occur at anytime
5. The fact that when Capture Pilot freezes, it also freezes the IQ2 back and you can't power the back off until you power off the iPad ( I run into this a lot in the field)
6. NO support for the android OS which is sad since the Google or Samsung tablets have a much easier screen to read outdoors