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ripdrinto
Level 7

AirPlay on Dorm Wi-Fi/Large Shared Network?

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I tried multiple times resetting my Roku TV, turning my iPhone on and off, playing around in the AirPlay/Homekit settings screen, but my TV can't be detected on my AirPlay menu on my phone.  When using the Homekit QR code on my TV, my iPhone's Homekit app loads for minutes, but eventually says that it can't find the device.

I'm wondering if my TV can't be found because I am connected to a dorm network.  More info: while I'm connected to dorm Wi-Fi, the way the network is set up, it didn't require me to log in through "hotel or dorm" settings.

Help, please! Super desperate.

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StreamerUser
Level 20

Re: AirPlay on Dorm Wi-Fi/Large Shared Network?

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Yes - its likely using AP/Client isolation, preventing different devices from accessing others.

Try getting a mini router that you connect your devices to (wired and wireless) and then connect that device to the school's network (your devices will be on a mini LAN/WLAN, and will be able to access each other).

Temporarily you may be able to use your phone as a HotSpot and connect (tether) your Roku TV to it and AirPlay to the TV.

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StreamerUser
Level 20

Re: AirPlay on Dorm Wi-Fi/Large Shared Network?

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Yes - its likely using AP/Client isolation, preventing different devices from accessing others.

Try getting a mini router that you connect your devices to (wired and wireless) and then connect that device to the school's network (your devices will be on a mini LAN/WLAN, and will be able to access each other).

Temporarily you may be able to use your phone as a HotSpot and connect (tether) your Roku TV to it and AirPlay to the TV.

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ripdrinto
Level 7

Re: AirPlay on Dorm Wi-Fi/Large Shared Network?

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Perfect!  Thank you so much.  Tethering worked.  I'm now seeing if personal routers are allowed.

It was throwing me off that the Roku mobile app was working for me but AirPlay wasn't.

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