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

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