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    Question Wireless & wired same desktop

    Excuse a potentially dumb question...

    ..want to use Airplay to send iPad to projector screens. Working with legacy projectors that don't have HDMI so using an Apple TV is fraught on some with horrible converter boxes and worse.

    We could use Reflection or Air Server apps on the desktops to act as AirPlay receivers from the iPad. But for them to work with iPads the desktop would need to be on the wireless network.

    So we could pop a wireless dongle in each PC. But is this going to play havoc with the wired connection? They're all on a speedy network so don't really want them using the wireless when not required.

    Advice appreciated!

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    I assume your school wireless ties into your wired network. As such the tablet can talk to the ap which goes through the wired network and to the desktop. No need to duplicate and open up security holes + interference sources.

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    Apple AirPlay is picky unfortunately and whatever end device you're sending the signal to if it's not specifically on the same wireless network it won't work, even if the devices are all wired together in the background.

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    Iuck, apple rubbish.

    Are you sure it is not just the same network segment, dump it all in the same vlan and it should work surely. All those individual p2p wireless networks would be a big bag of nightmare for reliability and security.

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