the title is quiet long, but I did not know how to make it shorter.
I’m a teacher in a classroom without Internet and WiFi.
I want to give access to videos for my students, they have iPhones and iPads.
The idea is that:
- The iPhones and iPads connect to the gl.inet Wifi
- The students get a QR-Code containing the ftp-URL for a single Video which is on the gl.inet router USB-Stick
- they scan the QR-Code and the video is playing on their iPhone iPad
I did this a few years ago with a AVM Fritzbox router, but I do not have any AVM Product anymore , and I’m wondering now if it would be possible to do it with a gl.inet travel wifi router ?
Is there one specific model that would be better for this task?
There are so many different models of gl.inet travel routers on amazon and I do not realy know what I have to look for.
I already own a GL.iNet GL-AR750S-Ext (Slate) which is set up for an other project. I do not want to break that setup only for testing if a FTP server is possible on it.
Thank you for your help
It seems that iOs devices do not allow to connect to FTP using Safari.
For this reason I’ve started a new topic HERE to ask you if it is possible to host a local Wordpress site on a USB-stick connected to a gl.inet travel router.
How about using the File app instead of Safari? iOS devices have the File app by default.
docs 4.x, samba client
Thanks for your reply.
could scanning a qr-code redirect to files app and open videos?
It requires a few steps in the File app. Please check the docs.
I think with samba in Files App , students see the content of a folder and have to find the right video file in the middle of all video files.
What I need, is
- to come into my class,
- connect the router to power outlet
- Show a Wifi SSID / Password QR-code to connect the iPads to my WiFi
- give each student a second QR code which brings up only one specific Video file.
Yeah, I see. Let me see if there’s another way.
What do you think about my Wordpress idea on a USB -stick ? In this topic HERE
unfortunately I have to sleep now, as here in Europe I have to go to work in 4 hours.
I greatly appreciate your help, as I’m not an IT man, but a sports teacher
I haven’t checked if this works in real life, but in the experimental features in iOS Safari settings there is an option to activate the feature you want.
@agent_smith thanks for your help,
but unfortunately my students do not have access to these settings as their iPads are managed.
I’ve setup a wordpress an a RPi4 connected to a Slate, this seems to dork