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Netbooks, PDA and Phones Thread, 40 Apple TVs in school in Technical; Originally Posted by ben604 Reg! I'm in a school with 32 here and we occasionally get issues with videos being ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ben604 View Post
    Reg! I'm in a school with 32 here and we occasionally get issues with videos being shown while mirrored, but plugging ethernet in resolves that problem. You could run ethernet to the ones where you have spare sockets to reduce the load on the Wifi?
    I didn't even consider using the ethernet sockets. I'm doing a review of rooms now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    Out of interest, have you looked a chromecast? Just thinking £100 a pop for a Apple TV vs £30 for chromecast, times that by 40... works for IOS as well
    As good a little device as the Chromecast is, it has its limitations. Primarily, it doesn't support mirroring from an iOS device; you can only stream video to it. That and I don't think it supports enterprise wireless networks either.

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    Would Reflector not just be an easier option?

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    Don't worry about it as iOS 8 and AppleTV future updates will allow airplay over Bluetooth. Coming sept/Oct this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by ass17 View Post
    future updates will allow airplay over Bluetooth.
    Bluetooth is only used to setup the connection. Once the iOS device is connected to the Apple TV the streaming will be done over Wi-Fi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Bluetooth is only used to setup the connection. Once the iOS device is connected to the Apple TV the streaming will be done over Wi-Fi.
    In IOS 8 wifi airplay will be peer to peer, no network required.

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    That sounds like chaos in a school environment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ass17 View Post
    In IOS 8 Wi-Fi AirPlay will be peer to peer, no network required.
    That's what I meant (Wi-Fi as in Wi-Fi Direct).

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    For us we have 80 air servers over bonjour, we have our staff wifi on a seperate vlan so we send bonjour traffic on this vlan only.

    No issues so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    That's what I meant (Wi-Fi as in Wi-Fi Direct).

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    From my personal experience it's a bad idea, we have 100 apple TVs on our network and it is a constant headache. We have a robust wifi network but it can't cope with so much traffic going from the iPads. AirPlay is a bandwidth hogging protocol and you will defiantly notice issues using so many all at once.

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    Are you using a bonjour gateway of some kind?

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