How do I set up a password and why might I need one?

Last Updated: Mar 02, 2014 02:17AM UTC

When AirServer is running on your computer, it will be listed on any other iOS device connected to the same network. Anyone who sees your computer would be able to stream to AirServer unless you enable your password settings. AirServer for Windows allows you to enter a fixed password. Open AirServer preferences and select "Fixed Password." Enter a password of your choosing and hit the rebroadcast button. Anyone who tries to connect to AirServer would be prompted to enter the password. Without the correct password, they will not be able to stream or mirror to AirServer.


The options available are:

  • No Password

    No password will be required to connect to AirServer.


  • Fixed Password

    Manually type a password of your choice. Any iOS device wishing to connect to AirServer will be prompted for the password. Only those who have the correct password will be able to stream and mirror to AirServer.


  • Onscreen Password

    This option will work with all iOS Devices. A password will be displayed on the screen. Anyone wishing to connect to AirServer would be prompted to enter this password. Once a user enters the password in their iOS device, they would be able to stream or mirror to AirServer until the next time the app is quit.


  • Onscreen Passcode

    This option will only work with iOS 6.0 and higher. A randomly-generated passcode will be displayed on the screen. Anyone wishing to connect to AirServer would be prompted to enter this passcode. Once a user enters the passcode in their iOS device, they would be able to stream or mirror to AirServer until the next time the app is quit.


  • Ask Me

    This will prompt you for permission when someone tries to connect to your computer. You can either accept or decline the incoming device.