Wireless Screen Sharing with an Apple Laptop

Apple laptops use Apple’s AirPlay technology for wireless screen sharing. AirPlay is available on most Apple laptops made since mid-2011, and on OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or later. 

Connection Steps

  1. Click the WiFi icon in your computer’s menu bar and select the network for your conference room (for example: asb-2015). The network name and password will be shown on the display screen in the room. It may take a few seconds for the network to appear in the list. 
  2. Enter the password for the WiFi network
  3. Deselect Remember this network” and click the Join button.
  4. Click the AirPlay icon in the menu bar and select the conference room display. Your computer’s content will be mirrored on the conference room display. 
  5. When you are done sharing, click the AirPlay icon and select “Turn AirPlay Off”.

Hints and Troubleshooting

  • To learn if your computer is capable of AirPlay, from the Apple menu click System Preferences > Displays. If the “Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available” check box is not displayed, then AirPlay is not supported on your device.
  • If you don’t see the AirPlay icon in the menu bar:
  • Click System Preferences > Displays and make sure that “Show mirroring options in the menu bar when available” is checked.
  • If you like, you can extend your display to the conference room screen rather than mirroring it. When connecting, click the AirPlay icon and select “Use As Separate Display” from the list of displays.
  • If you have difficulty using AirPlay, try connecting using the Chrome browser.

Disconnecting From the Conference Room’s WiFi

  • When you are done working in the conference room, change your WiFi network back to MWireless for the best network performance. This may happen automatically when you leave the room.
Last Updated: 
Thursday, March 21, 2019