by Scott Blenkhorne on Aug 27, 2013 at 3:41pm

To begin, make sure that AirServer is open. You will know that it is open if you see this icon in the list of icons along the top of your screen.  

If you do not see that icon, open a new Finder window by clicking the Finder icon in your dock . Click the Applications tab along the left side of the window that opens. Find and double-click on AirServer.

Now that you have AirServer open, you will need to get your iPad onto the same network as your laptop. To do this, we're going to create an ad hoc network.

In your dock, you should have an icon that looks like this . If you don't, click here to download the app.

Double click the downloaded file to unzip it, and double-click the Connect iPad app. 

The Connect iPad app uses your WiFi card to create a local wireless network named after your username that you can connect to using your iPad.

On your iPad tap the Settings icon , tap  and tap on the network that is named after your username.

The next steps are depend on which version of iOS your iPad is running.

For iOS 7 or later:

Swipe up from the bottom of the screen with 1 finger.

Wait up to 10 seconds for the word Airplay to appear at the bottom. 

If it doesn't appear after 10 seconds, click on the AirServer icon on your laptop . Select Rebroadcast Services. After a few seconds, Airplay should appear. When it does, tap Airplay. You should then see the workstation of your laptop appear above it as well as iPad. Select your workstation number, and then tap the slider next to Mirroring.

For iOS 6 or earlier:

Once you are connected, tap the Home button twice (it is the physical button below the screen). 

A dock will appear that shows you all the apps that have been opened recently. Using one finger, swipe across the dock from the left side of the screen to the right side. You should see a new set of controls, including the AirPlay icon. Tap the AirPlay icon to see a menu looking similar to this

One of the options should be the name of your laptop. Tap on that option and make sure Mirroring is set to ON.

It may take up to 10 seconds for it to register, but eventually you should see your iPad's screen mirrored on your MacBook's screen. If you have your MacBook hooked up to your projector, you should also see your iPad on your projected image.

PLEASE NOTE: Using the Connect iPad app will cause your laptop to lose its internet connection. If you require internet access on your laptop while mirroring your iPad, you can plug in an ethernet cable to the wall (blue cable) and your internet connection will be restored. When you are finished mirroring your iPad, click your Wifi icon on your laptop and select your preferred network again to restore your network connection.

IMPORTANT NOTE: I strongly recommend that you protect your AirServer with a password. This will prevent other unwanted users from pushing their screen onto yours in the middle of a lesson! To do this, click on the AirServer icon in the menubar . Select Preferences. By default you should see a Password field that is currently set to No Password. Click the triangle next to it and select Fixed Password. Then enter your desired password in the field that appears to the right. Close the window to apply the change.


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