Uses a iPad as a screen for a mini without a wireless router?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by xxmarkc, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. xxmarkc macrumors member

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    Is this possible? Can i set a wireless network with just the mini. I use splashtop to connect to my desktop pc at home. A mini would have an extra use for me if I could take it away in my caravan and use my iPad as the screen. I know in the worst case I could take a router, or a screen but caravaning is all about reducing the amount of kit you take away, and wattage is limited on sites.
     
  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    I believe that you could do this by creating a hotspot with your Mini and having your iPad connect to it.
     
  3. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Check out Air Display, you can build an Ad Hoc wireless network between your iPad and Mac and then Air Display allows you to use your iPad as a display for your Mac Mini. I've only ever used air Display as a secondary screen, never as a primary so that might be it's downfall, but you can try it.
     

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