In large scale wifi network deployments it is often necessary to implement peer-to-peer blocking protocols in order to stop devices interfering with each other. While this does provide a much better, and arguably safer, end user experience, the approach does restrict the use of screen sharing devices such as Apple TV or Chromecast.
There is good news on the Apple TV front. The latest iOS and Apple TV software now provide added functionality which solves this challenge. Lets zero in on the needed settings.
On the Apple TV end you need:
- software version 6.1 with
- Airplay = ON
- Conference Room Display = ON
- Bluetooth = ON
and an newer iPad/iPod/iPhone running iOS version 7.1
This combination of devices and settings will let the “iDevice” connect to the Apple TV through bluetooth. Once connected, all of the display functionality works as you would expect.
I was able to successful test this functionality in my WRDSB office.
Happy mirroring and sharing!