I know about xbmc, but that doesn't support mirroring. Also i'd rather not have a full xbmc distro on there, just a simple quick booting airserver :) kind've like a ATV without an interface.
Just an update to say I have installed Reflector (formerly Reflection) on two staff PCs and the teachers are loving it so far. Takes about 5 minutes to install and another couple of minutes to show the teacher how to connect. So far they are happily using the trial version, which cuts out after 10 minutes, but it looks like we will be looking to buy this soon. I looked at AirServer, but it only works with later than Vista and we still have some XP machines. We are about to try it with multiple connections so will post again when we've done so.
Reflector - AirPlay mirror your iPhone or iPad to any Mac or PC, wirelessly.
I've only skimmed over the thread but maybe someone in this thread can help me here....
Teacher wants to use his ipad with his projector, i can't do that over apple tv because the wireless and the wired networks are on two different subnets and he doens't want to sit near the projector with it cabled because he wants to move around, what are my options?
surely there must be a simple device pairing solution to this?
I ended up adding Aruba Clearpass to our current Aruba wireless setup, works a treat, i can individually assign users devices based on various thing such as location, device type etc, as well as a whole host of other functionality that I'm yet to really touch on, quite an impressive bit of kit.....albeit not cheap, but certainly a big boost to our BYOD capabilities.
Choose your poison. I like to keep it simple and not force things to do something they definitely weren't designed to do.
My point is that bonjour is a layer 2, non-routable multicast protocol not designed or intended to route across subsets or VLANs. All "solutions" to this problem whether they be from Aruba, Aerohive, Ruckus, or using a Linux "gateway" trunked to all of the VLANs are really just "standardised" hacks, kludges, workarounds, etc. rather than long-term solutions. Each one is susceptible to breaking in the future. What is needed is a real solution, which requires a change to bonjour and wide acceptance of a routable zero config protocol, which is currently under development (http://arstechnica.com/apple/2012/11...rise-networks/). Placing all of the bonjour related devices on the same VLAN can't break and it also reduces the risk the multicast traffic will start flooding across the entire network.
That's why I said "choose your poison". Neither workaround is ideal, but they are all workarounds.
Raspberry Pi • View topic - Airplay Mirroring finally works on Raspberry Pi
The Raspberry Pi can now support AirPlay mirroring, so you could set a Raspberry Pi up and connect it to the projector. You could have it act as its own wireless access point, so rather than traffic going out and around your network you simply connect directly to the device. I've set a Raspberry Pi acting as a wireless access point, it's quite doable, and one of those mini cheap plugin USB dongles works okay. Range should just about cover a classroom, but I'm not sure how that would interact with whatever you have currently for wireless - a managed wireless system would probably see it as a "rouge" device or similar.
I have installed air server on my pc at school and mirror my iPad brought it. I bought 5 site licences and have installed it on another colleagues pc. It is running but her iPad only recognises my pc which is in a different room. Any ideas