1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 17, 2013 9:21 AM by roonz
iEatGoldenDelicious Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



I would like to mirror my iPad3 to a projector using Apple TV and Airplay.


I only want to show files stored on my iPad, so don't need to access the internet.


From my understanding, my iPad3 and my Apple TV need to be connected to the same wi-fi network in order for Airplay to work.

1st question: does the wi-fi network have to be connected to the internet for Airplay to work? or can Airplay work without internet access, just using the connectivity of the WLAN?

2nd question: can I use an Airport Express router to create the "wi-fi network", connecting my Apple TV and iPad3 to the router, but NOT connect the router to the internet, and then use Airplay to mirror files stored on the iPad3?


  • 1. Re: Apple TV, Airplay, Airport Express, using with no internet connection?
    roonz Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Ok so we now have a solution to the problem.   A friend of mine came round to work this out with me last night and we were able to get it working, but it is not as easy as I had hoped.  Fisrtly we plugged the airport express into my router using the ethernet cable  (for this I am using an Airport Express Base Station") and in airport utilities selected the airport express.  In edit, we then gave the airport express a new range of IP address which did not conflict with any of the other applications that I have already assigned.  We also named the Airport Express with a distinguishable name.  We then waited for the changes to be registered then unplugged the Airport Express from the router.  I then plugged my AppleTV via HDMI into a tv to test it and selected the new wifi network with the new Airport Express distinguishable name.  I was able to watch a video that I have on my ipad directly on my tv without being connected to the internet, and was able to play Airplay presentations.

    No the easiest solution, and certainly not something that anyone at Apple has talked me through in my lengthy conversations with them at Applecare. 

    Hope this helps.