You have to make sure you set the HomePod up with the iPad while the iPad is connected to your phone's hotspot so that's the network the Pod attaches to. Wicked convoluted.So if you use your iPhone as a personal hotspot and want to use HomePod off of that, it does not work. I turned off my home network and tried it, and no go. Next thing I'll try is to do the same, but use my iPad to control HomePod and see if that will work somehow.
That's what I'll try. Thanks.You have to make sure you set the HomePod up with the iPad while the iPad is connected to your phone's hotspot so that's the network the Pod attaches to. Wicked convoluted.
This won't work in my case if I want to use HomePod at my shop. In that situation, my iPhone is broadcasting wifi so it is the router.For Airplay you shouldn’t necessarily need internet, just a WiFi network. Bring in a WiFi router and broadcast a network, not connected to internet, and you should be able to airplay to the HomePod. Initial setup of the HomePod needs internet though so I’m not sure if that’s a complication. Also when your phone is connected to the WiFi network you won’t have internet on your phone either.
Ah ok, I mistakenly took your post to mean you just didn’t have internet set up at your shop, and you just wanted to airplay. If you want to play the HomePod directly, yeah phone hotspot is probably the way to go. Also not having internet on your phone (if using a non-internet router) would have been a huge downside.This won't work in my case if I want to use HomePod at my shop. In that situation, my iPhone is broadcasting wifi so it is the router.
Just initial setup I believe.
Can you tell me more about it not playing well with 802.11x? Does it not work at all or only inconsistently? I have an 802.1X setup so would be good to know before pulling the trigger.Yeah it’s a real killer at my dorm. Doesn’t play well with 802.11X. Had to connect both it and my iPad to a personal hotspot on my phone and control it from the iPad. Real convoluted PITA.