TouchPad: Set up a network

SwimOffice Admin - TouchPad Admin

Follow these steps if you will be using multiple computers to run your meet on TouchPad. If you are still using Windows XP, PLEASE upgrade as Microsoft and TeamUnify no longer support it. Nevertheless, we have a Networking TouchPad on Windows XP guide.

TeamUnify STRONGLY recommends using wired Ethernet connections between the computers. Wireless networks are problematic and difficult to set up. You will need some kind of router, hub or switch to connect all the computers together, such as the one pictured below. Simply attach one end of an Ethernet cable into the Ethernet jack on a computer running TouchPad, and the other end into one of the jacks on the networking device. Do this for every computer in the network.

Netgear Switch JGS524

These steps are for Windows 10; they will be similar for other Windows versions. Additional help for Mac users using Parallels is below.

A. Share the TouchPad folder

In order for your other computer operators to access your meet, you must share your TouchPad folder.

  1. On the main TouchPad computer, open File Explorer.
  2. Navigate to This PC > Windows (C:) > TeamUnify.
  3. Right click the TouchPad folder and click Properties.

    Properties selection on TouchPad folder in File Explorer

  4. Click the Sharing tab.
  5. Click Advanced Sharing...

    Folder sharing

  6. Check the Share this folder box.
  7. Click Permissions.

    Advanced Sharing dialog

  8. If the Group Everyone does not exist, click Add..., type Everyone in the box and click OK.
  9. Click Everyone and check all the boxes in the Allow column.

    Permissions for Everyone

  10. Click OK, and click OK on the Advanced Sharing dialog.
  11. You should be back on the TeamUnify Properties dialog. Click the Security tab.
  12. If the Group Everyone does not exist,
  13. Click Edit...

    Folder Security tab

  14. Click Add...

    Security groups and users

  15. Type Everyone in the box and click OK.

    Select Users or Groups dialog

  16. Click Everyone and check all the boxes in the Allow column.

    Allow permissions set for Everyone

  17. Click OK, and click OK on the Permissions for TeamUnify dialog.
  18. Click OK.

B. Find PC name

The other computer operators will need to know your computer name to find and connect to it.

  1. Click Start (Windows logo in lower left) > Settings (in Windows 8.1, open the Start screen, click the down arrow in the lower left, click PC settings).
  2. Click About (PC info in Windows 8.1) and note your PC name.
  3. Close the Settings window.

C. Find TouchPad Meet #

In TouchPad, note the MEET # in the upper left of the title bar. The other computer operators will need to find this data meet # folder on your computer.

TouchPad Meet # in title bar

D. Connect other PCs to primary TouchPad PC

  1. In TouchPad on a secondary computer, click File > Network Management.
  2. Select its role, 2, 3, 4 or 6, and click OK., then click OK on the next dialog.

    TouchPad Using a Network? dialog

  3. In the Open dialog, click Network on the left.
  4. Locate the main TouchPad computer's name in the right panel and double click it.
  5. Double click the TouchPad folder.
  6. Double click the data folder with the MEET # in it (from C above), such as data73.
  7. Double click the MDB file of the same same, again such as data73.
  8. Repeat for additional computers.

If those connecting to your meet get the below error please read Password Protected Networks

Important: It’s critical that you are not on the same event with another operator at the same time, as one will overwrite the other. Remember, to write your changes to the meet you must move to the next selection you are working on. This pushes the update to the other operators.

Mac users running Parallels

If you are having troubles with your Macs finding the shared folder, follow the below steps on all Macs to form a bridge.

  1. Shut down Windows.
  2. In the Parallels Desktop Control Center window, click the gear icon.

    Parallels Desktop Control Center

  3. Click Hardware.
  4. Click Network 1.
  5. In the Source drop down (or Type in Parallels v10 and older) select Default Adapter.

    Parallels Hardware Network settings

  6. Check the Connected check box if it appears (Parallels v10 and older).
  7. Restart Windows to use the new setting.

See Also
Finding your COM port/Setting up your timing console
Emailing invited teams for a TP meet


  1. TouchPad & TUSync Overview
  2. TouchPad Quick Start Guide
  3. TouchPad VIDEO Tutorials
  4. TouchPad: Step 1 - Meet Setup and Event Creation tutorial
  5. TouchPad: Step 2 - Syncing Events and Entries tutorial
  6. TouchPad: Step 3 - Athlete Entries, Meet Reports, Heat Sheets tutorial
  7. TouchPad: Step 4 - Print Award Labels and Results, Score, Export Results tutorial
  8. TouchPad: Step 5 - Sync, Release and Export Results tutorial
  9. TouchPad - Giving administrative rights to run TouchPad
  10. TouchPad shortcut keys
  11. TouchPad: Add/create a meet - Meet Setup
  12. TouchPad: Add/edit events
  13. TouchPad: USA-S Sanctioned Event, Approved Competition and Observed Swim
  14. TouchPad: Set up meet for Not USA Registered athletes
  15. TouchPad: Alternate heats/events
  16. Adding results from TouchPad using TUSync
  17. Bonus events in TouchPad
  18. TouchPad - Best Practice for Meet Creation on multiple computers CRITICAL READ
  19. TouchPad: Event Records Broken report
  20. TouchPad: Create multi-age events
  21. TouchPad Creating Meet Packages - Heat Sheet/Psych Sheet/Meet Durations reports
  22. TouchPad: Add entry fees to events
  23. TouchPad: Add deck entry fees to events
  24. Deleting a TouchPad meet from SwimOffice events tab
  25. TouchPad - Restore a team
  26. Emailing invited teams for a TouchPad meet
  27. TouchPad - Enable or disable the ability to sync entries to the host
  28. TouchPad: Enable or disable sync function by team for event entries
  29. TouchPad - Event Time Standards - restrict entries for events
  30. TouchPad - Exporting a Meet Entries File
  31. TouchPad Exporting Results
  32. TouchPad: Generate meet recon file for SWIMS
  33. TouchPad - Manually adding results for a meet
  34. Why are my athletes Name/Gender coming in wrong to TouchPad?
  35. TouchPad - Generating Meet Registration Verification (USA ID Verification) for LSC or SWIMS
  36. TouchPad - Generating a meet registration file for the LSC
  37. TouchPad: Scratch an athlete's events for a session
  38. TouchPad - Team Manager(tm) Importing Meet Results
  39. TouchPad - Event type preferences
  40. TouchPad: Generate athlete check-in sheets
  41. TouchPad - Deleting an event?
  42. TouchPad - export meet results
  43. TouchPad - Export the USS Verification file?
  44. TouchPad - Generating an Event File
  45. TouchPad - sending my host an entries file for a TouchPad meet
  46. Touchpad: Accept a TouchPad invitation as a visiting team
  47. If my TouchPad meet will not sync how do I get the host my file?
  48. TouchPad: Import meet entries into TouchPad (non syncing teams)
  49. IMX/IMR points reporting using a TouchPad results file
  50. TouchPad - Inviting other TeamUnify teams to a meet using TUSync
  51. TouchPad: Meet Timeline / Meet Duration report
  52. TouchPad - Meet Results Reports
  53. TouchPad - Meet Time Estimate
  54. TouchPad - Mixed event scoring separated based on gender
  55. TouchPad - Multiple Division Scoring - allowing multiple teams to score against each other
  56. Opening sync back up to allow a team to update entries and sync to TouchPad
  57. TouchPad - Print Event Sheet
  58. TouchPad - Rejecting a team from a meet
  59. TouchPad: Restricted Scoring - limit number of scorers in unevenly matched teams
  60. TouchPad - Results File Export
  61. TouchPad - Score by different age groups
  62. TouchPad: Score / Scoring
  63. TouchPad: Quality points / quality team scoring
  64. TouchPad - Scoring Tutorial
  65. TouchPad - Adjusting the seeding pattern for heat/lane assignments
  66. TouchPad: Seed events
  67. TouchPad - Sending your LSC an events file without any athlete's entered
  68. TouchPad: Set meet sessions - add days and sessions
  69. TouchPad - Set Time Standards
  70. TouchPad: Records - Add/edit Event Records
  71. TouchPad: Event messages
  72. TouchPad: Import/export records
  73. TouchPad: Connect your timing console
  74. Starting and ending a TouchPad meet sync time and date
  75. Syncing meet structure from Touchpad and editing on SwimOffice
  76. Syncing TouchPad/SwimOffice/OnDeck information flow
  77. TouchPad meet is not showing athlete times on SwimOffice
  78. TouchPad: How do I delete a meet?
  79. TouchPad: How do I edit an existing meets basic setup information?
  80. Tracking who has accepted their invitation and submitted entries
  81. Un-inviting a team from a TouchPad meet
  82. Updating your meet structure using TouchPad
  83. Touchpad - Delete a meet off of SwimOffice after you have accepted the invitation
  84. TouchPad - What is a sequence?
  85. Viewing who has accepted/declined a meet invitation using TUSync
  86. TouchPad: Accept visiting team's entries / Entries won't sync but are visible in SwimOffice
  87. TouchPad - Why don't my athletes qualify for open events
  88. TouchPad - Merging event times during meet
  89. TouchPad: Athlete Entries
  90. TouchPad: Relay Entries
  91. Why did a meet show up on our site that says TouchPad?
  92. TouchPad: Add an athlete during the meet
  93. TouchPad: Sync entries for meet using TUSync
  94. TouchPad: Set up a network
  95. TouchPad: Activate / view TouchPad Live results on SwimOffice
  96. TouchPad: Watch specific athletes or teams
  97. TouchPad Live - Turning on Live Results for TouchPad globally
  98. TouchPad Live - Where is my meet?
  99. TouchPad Live - hide a meet from TouchPad Live but show others
  100. TouchPad: Import a roster into TouchPad for OnDeck/manual entries
  101. TouchPad - LSC exception report requires USA ID change in TouchPad
  102. TouchPad SD3 Results File - TeamManager reports duplicate team count (visual only)
  103. Disable TouchPad starting up when you computer starts up
  104. TouchPad: Entry Manager - Import SD3 entries, rosters, meet results
  105. TouchPad: Adjust font size in Entry Manager
  106. TouchPad: Manually set or clear athlete as Not USA Registered
  107. TouchPad: Generate report of Registered and Not USA Registered athletes
  108. TouchPad: Export results for USA Registered and Not USA Registered athletes
  109. TouchPad: Sync meet results for USA Registered athletes
  110. TouchPad: Run "Timed Final/Last Heat in Finals" with finals in different session
  111. TouchPad: Show finish place by heat
  112. TouchPad: Meet Entries report
  113. TouchPad: Enter DQs and DFSs
  114. TouchPad: Delete or clear all times for an event
  115. TouchPad: Scratch athlete(s) by name or event pre-meet
  116. TouchPad: Scratch athlete(s) during meet
  117. TouchPad: Filter by open events, age, name in Scratch Pad
  118. TouchPad: View TouchPad Live results on any device
  119. TouchPad: Use FINA/USA Swimming or NCAA/Other rules for time adjustments
  120. TouchPad: Enter Results screen
  121. TouchPad: Adjust/select electronic, backup and watch times (F12)
  122. TouchPad: Failed Heat - Adjust Times
  123. TouchPad: Timer Settings - select timers
  124. TouchPad: Average Watch Times
  125. TouchPad: Award Labels
  126. TouchPad: Deck Entry report
  127. TouchPad: OVC Athletes
  128. TouchPad: Event Cut Times
  129. TouchPad: Print championship, consolation and bonus final results
  130. TouchPad: Select country and date format
  131. TouchPad: DFS (declared false start) in Enter Results
  132. TouchPad: Delete Team
  133. TouchPad: Scratches report
  134. TouchPad: Global Settings for international teams
  135. TouchPad: Report Banners
  136. TouchPad: Create/Add Report Banners - image sizes and formats
  137. TouchPad: Export Lenex Meet Results (UK)
  138. TouchPad: UK Competition Entry Check
  139. Print in TouchPad
  140. How to create multi-age events in TouchPad
  141. How to manually add a swimmer to a meet in TouchPad

Feedback and Knowledge Base