Ok, not a techie. I have an iPad (2018) connected via Ethernet cable, I am planning to get an Apple TV (also connected via Ethernet). Will I be able to connect thru AirPlay to ATV, and cast to my TV, thru my IPad (and modem/network)??? Not keen on Wifi anymore so want to mostly use Ethernet. thanks!

  • How/with what do you connect your iPad via Ethernet? And where will the Ethernet cable from you iPad and your TV get plugged into on the „other“ end?
    – nohillside
    Jan 27, 2019 at 12:42
  • A network is a network, wether the medium is wire or radio. That said it should work but it is an unusual configuration and nothing I have ever heard of before. Jan 27, 2019 at 13:14
  • Are you connecting your iPad with a method like this?
    – IconDaemon
    Jan 27, 2019 at 15:20
  • It doesn’t matter for this question how it is connected - they all work the same way for AirPlay. Doesn’t matter if you use the Apple Camera Adapter and a USB-Ethernet dongle, if you use a Lightning-Ethernet adapter, or you use one of the new iPad Pros and a USB-C Ethernet dongle.
    – jksoegaard
    Jan 27, 2019 at 16:14

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Yes, that works without problems. I have used such a setup myself.

Note both devices should be connected to the same local network. It doesn’t work remote over the Internet without special VPN.

  • Jksoegaard, thanks! Yes, I connected my ipad to thru Ethernet with a lightning to USB camera dongle (with power), and then to a USB-Ethernet dongle. Works fine. Both devices will be connected on the same network - have no idea at this point (haven’t purchased ATV yet) how to connect thru airplay but will follow my nose and see how I go!!
    – Katejc
    Jan 29, 2019 at 3:48
  • There’s nothing special to do - works exactly like on WiFi!
    – jksoegaard
    Jan 29, 2019 at 7:17

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