Hi all, I am a tech newbie and struggling to find an answer to my question so please bare with me! What I want to be able to do, is to have my laptop conncted to my TV via an HDMI cable, and then to be able to sit on the sofa using my iPad to control said laptop. I don't want or need to be able to view my laptop on my iPad, I just want to use the iPad to control the mouse and keyboard so that I can view my movies etc on my TV without having to keep going over to the laptop and doing it from there... Is this possible and if so how? I don't have broadband but do have a netgear wireless router. Is there a way that I could connect the iPad, and the laptop to my netgear router even without it being used for internet, just so that they can be connected to each other for this one purpose? Thank you for any suggestions.. Jimmy.