Apart from the obvious problems like bandwidth and having a huge list of Apple TVs in your airplay mirroring, is there a maximum number of apple tvs that could be connected to the same network? We have implemented so far 22 Apple tvs and they all seem to be working fine, but the number that we pretend to reach is about 56 apple tvs in total and I wouldn't like to be forced to split the network in 3 or 4 subnets....
We started down the Apple TV route (have 3 sets with HDMI to VGA converters and associated cables) found them expensive and not reliable. Now replaced by AirServer - Most advanced AirPlay receiver for Mac and PC which cost about £50 for a one off site licence and does the job superbly.
the idea of installing apple tvs was to mirror from the the teachers macbook pros with the apple tv...
I have seen somewhere it is 25 so you might fined out soon.. Good luck
we have 80 on ours and dont have any issues.
joseph (9th September 2013)
I've seen many with 50+
I wouldnt put a single Airplay device on my network.
SYNACK (15th September 2013)
I have about 200 MacOS devices, and a growing number of ipads.
I just insist on a standards based network that doesnt require me to make protocol and port exceptions to make specific devices or applications work.
We haven't needed to make protocol or port exceptions because we don't allow the AirPlay traffic to traverse VLANs, there's no need to. You just put the AirPlay devices and iPads on the same VLAN to control the traffic.or, you could use one of the bonjour routing techniques (http://nicolas.vanwambeke.net/wp/201...tiple-subnets/) or the bonjour "gateway" solutions from the various WiFi vendors.
But hey, if you're able to maintain your employment by just saying no to requests and keeping the status quo, that's great. But I wouldn't expect it to last. I know of more than one school that's dumped all of their IT staff and fully outsourced because all they ever got from them was a big "we can't do that" whenever they wanted to do something like print from iPads or access file server resources from their iPads (or Android or Windows RT tablets). You might just "standards" yourself right into the unemployment line.
RabbieBurns (11th July 2014)
We tested the Meru Bonjour Gateway in our demo lab and were able to restrict/allow various Airplay/Airprint devices across the network.
Just counted how many I can see on the iPad - 35. Apple TVs sit on their own VLAN, devices which want to use Apple TV sit on the same VLAN/SSID. Works fine. They really need to be on their own subnet, flat network will just get battered
If you're going to connect the Apple TVs via a wireless network, then I would recommend no more than 15 - 20 on a single VLAN.
If you have more than this, you'll probably find that you get inconsistent lists of discovered Apple TVs when viewed on iPads & iPhones - this is due to the amount of Bonjour traffic being generated overwhelming the iPad / iPhones.
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