Using Apple TV to mirror iPad in classroom

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by ozone, May 19, 2017.

  1. ozone macrumors 6502


    Feb 18, 2004
    Ontario, Canada
    I'm sure this has been asked, but I'm having trouble finding threads.

    My lecture classroom was just moved to a much larger classroom. I won't be able to interact with my students as easily, but since I lecture using an iPad Pro, I thought it would be a good idea to connect an Apple TV to the AV control unit at the front of the lecture theatre, and then use AirPlay to mirror my iPad wherever I am in the class. This way, I can move around the lecture theatre.

    Except, of course, my university has a secure wireless network for users to access and it requires a username and password. Apple Support specifically states sign in or public networks are not supported. I've seen some workarounds on the web, but they seem to be rather clumsy and might require me to follow multiple steps everytime I want to connect.

    Any elegant solutions to this? Thanks.
  2. SigEp265 macrumors regular

    Dec 15, 2011
    How about a personal hotspot device?
  3. adam9c1 macrumors 65816


    May 2, 2012
    Is the data static on the iPad? (without access to the internet)?
    Bring your own WiFi router preconfigured. Connect both devices to same WiFi.
  4. ozone thread starter macrumors 6502


    Feb 18, 2004
    Ontario, Canada
    Thanks. I just heard back from our AV department and no, Apple TV will not work with our current systems: they tried multiple times over the years. So, it's either a personal hotspot or some other arrangement.

    I'm just hoping for a very simple solution that does not require me to set up something unique every time.

    I know Chromecast cannot play Apple specific apps iTunes, but can it mirror a web browser or something like Good Notes?
  5. cjbryce macrumors 6502


    Jun 4, 2008
    Perhaps not elegant, but I've used this arrangement multiple times with ease:-

    iPad -> iPhone in hotspot mode <- Apple TV---[HDMI]---Projector

  6. waw74 macrumors 68030

    May 27, 2008
    it might be worth a trip to an apple store to ask a genius, or spending some time on hold with customer support.

    the newer appleTVs (second version of the aTV3, and all aTV4) has a feature called peer to peer airplay, not quite sure how it works but it's combination of bluetooth and wifi, and you don't have to be on the same network to make it work.

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