Ad hoc connection to a projector

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  1. ejomby

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    Hi. I am looking for a way to connect wirelessly, without a network, directly to a projector with my ipad mini. Do you know of anyway to do this? Are there any projectors out there that support this?
     
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    I think that's a tall order. The only possible connection methods would be BlueTooth or AirPlay, and BT is pretty hobbled on the iPad.

    So are there any AirPlay projectors?
     
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    Ad hoc connections between PCs have been possible for at least 10+ years. Shouldn't be that hard to find them between iPads and projectors, right?
     
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    I wouldn't count on it. Right now AirDrop on a Mac is not compatible with Airdrop on an iPhone 5S. Things have a habit of being different in AppleLand.
     
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    One of the things that is supposed to be coming with iOS 8 is the ability to AirPlay directly to an Apple TV, without a shared network. If it happens, and it looks like it should, then all you need is an Apple TV and the appropriate cable to make any projector ad-hoc capable with your iPad.

    Heck, with a good selection of cables, you could skip carrying the projector and just borrow whatever is available at your destination.

    Until then, you still need a shared network (or connect directly to the projector from the iPad). Though you could carry your own router and set it up as a private network, just for your iPad, Apple TV, and projector.
     

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