App to use iPad as a second screen? The catch: not using Wi-Fi (wired solution?)

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by davideotape, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    at home I have 2 screens set up in my workspace: my laptop and a larger external. when traveling i would LOVE to be able to bring my iPad and a latop with me and replicate the exact same workspace on a smaller scale, and not be beholden to being required to have the iPad and the MBP on the same network (or any network at all, preferably, to save $). don't want to use a wireless hotspot for that reason, too.

    so is there a "wired" solution to this desire? anyone know of anything like this? seems impossible but i figured if anybody would know it's likely you people.
     
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    Gav2k

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    No wired solution for video I. On the iPad exists that I recall tho an airport express would solve the wifi issue for you.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    aaaahhhhh so an airport express as an internal network, yes, that should do nicely. for some reason i always attribute a wifi signal to needing an internet provider attached to it, but it doesn't necessarily need that, correct?
     
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    dukebound85

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    You don't even need that. You can always make an ad hoc network with your mac where you then could have the iPad connect to for display purposes
     
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