Teacher - Need Help with Airplay

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by goudaphunk, May 2, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2010
    Hi all,

    I am currently teaching fourth grade and am looking for some assistance with Airplay? I have a 27 inch TV, a gen 2 ATV, and a wireless router. The problem I am having is the Airplay icon is not showing up when I double click the home button and scroll right. Airplay is enabled on my ATV. My iPad and ATV are on the same network. I am thinking it could be a port blocking Airplay, but I am not so sure. My district does not service Apple products and I've tried going to my local store for help. My 90 day warranty has run out on my ATV as well. Any suggestions of help would be greatly appreciate. Thanks and have a great day.

  2. macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    Your schools router is probably block bonjour and most other ports.
  3. macrumors regular


    Aug 27, 2011
  4. macrumors 68010

    Aug 23, 2008
    Bring your own wireless router and bridge ATV and iPad with it.
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2010
    I wish I could bring my own router. Any other suggestions? Thanks!
  6. macrumors 68000


    Oct 8, 2009
    You can get a cheap router, and no need for internet access on it, you can just use it as a network for airplay in your classroom. There'd be no need to worry about hooking anything up to it, from the schools end. As it would have no net access and only your deivces on it.

    You can get a cheap linksys for $20
  7. macrumors 68010

    Aug 23, 2008
    Exactly what was said above.

    Get a cheap router, don't even need to change any settings, plug it in, and connect to the network with both ATV and iPad.

    I doubt the school would have any issue, because all three items will be working standalone and will not interfere with any existing network.

    Only thing that might happen is a smart alec kid hijack the airplay with his own iPhone.
  8. skittlescat, May 2, 2012
    Last edited: May 2, 2012

    macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2011

    I had the problem with AirPlay icon not showing up on any of my devices or apple tv's. I unplugged my router and then the icons reappeared on my devices once the router was plugged back in.
  9. afd
    macrumors 6502a

    Apr 12, 2005
    Have exact same problem. I tether apple tv and iPad to my iPhone.

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