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how to display ipad on projector

Posted on 2014-07-18
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How do I display my ipad on my projector via wireless?  I already have an wireless HDMI  stream device that streams to my projector, so I was thinking if I connect an apple TV to it, then I can stream to the projector, but I guess my question is, will an ipad connect to an apple TV about 80 feet away if there's no walls or anything in the way?
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by:afacts
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Does the apple TV need to be on a wifi network, or can the Ipad connect directly to the apple TV unit wirelessly?
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by:schaps
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will an ipad connect to an apple TV about 80 feet away if there's no walls or anything in the way?
iPads and other iOS devices do not connect directly to Apple TV's. Assuming you have a wireless router or access point in the environment, both devices connect to it and the streaming goes through the network. The Apple TV can also connect to your network via an ethernet cable, if that is an option, so the streaming only has to be wireless from iPad to router, and this increases the reliability and reduces the impact on the wireless network of streaming.

If you do NOT have a wireless network, then the only option is if you have a 3G/4G capable iPad and set up a hotspot with it, and join the Apple TV to the hotspot signal. The iPad will then see the Apple TV via Airplay and be able to stream to it.
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by:afacts
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I do not have a wireless router or wireless AP.  I do NOT have internet access at this location either.

Here's what I have so far.
1. infocus projector (not wireless)
2. Peerless-AV HDS200 HD flow pro wireless multimedia kit
http://www.peerless-av.com/en-us/professional/products/HDS200

I was hoping there's some kind of adapter or connector that will allow me to connect from an Ipad to this Peerless AV HDS200 HD flow wireless device, as it has 2 hdmi ports, rca ports, and a vga port.

Any suggestions?
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So your iPad does NOT have 3G or 4G right?
You could set up the iPad to mirror to the Apple TV, but both would have to connect to some sort of wireless router to pass the traffic, any old cheap 802.11n router should work. This could be set up in advance by not hooking the router up to a valid network, connecting the IPad and Apple TV to its wifi signal, and it should work. Easy enough to try in advance, anyway, and you definitely should.

I have no experience with the Peerless AV stuff, but it's possible it could be used instead of a router to connect the iPad with the Apple TV. In my googling, it does not appear that Peerless supports Airplay, which is the protocol used whereby an Apple device can mirror its display wirelessly.
I guess you'll have to consult with Peerless or your dealer on that.
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by:afacts
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Thanks, I'll do just that, I bought an apple TV, and I have an old dlink router, it says it does draft N, so not sure if  that's truly N or not?

I will give that a shot.
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