Connecting a SMART display with the iQ experience to a network
To use all features of the iQ experience, you need to connect the display to a network and make sure the network is configured properly. See Configuring your organization’s network for a SMART display with the iQ experience
The display can connect to a network using either Wi-Fi or an Ethernet connection. Network administrators can also add a browser proxy or install a certificate.
To connect to a Wi-Fi network
If an Ethernet cable is connected to the display or iQ appliance, disconnect it.
From the Home screen, tap Settings.
Ensure Wi-Fi is turned On.
Select a wireless network.
If the Wi-Fi network is not password protected, the display connects to the network.
If the network requires a password, enter the Wi-Fi password and tap Connect.
If the network requires a user name and password, enter the user name and Wi-Fi password and tap Connect.
Use the crosshairs to move the on-screen keyboard.
To connect to an Ethernet network
For SMART Board 7000 and 7000 Pro series interactive displays, connect an Ethernet cable to the RJ45 jack on the display.
For SMART Board 6000 and 6000 Pro series interactive displays, connect an Ethernet cable to the RJ45 jack on the iQ appliance.
The network must provide network settings via DHCP. If you require a static IP, use DHCP reservation on your router.
When you connect your device or computer to the display using Screen Share, the screen sharing protocol compresses the image from your device or computer. The protocol may transmit only areas of the screen that change. This can make it difficult to estimate the impact of Screen Share on a network where many users would like to screen share simultaneously.
For example, in a school where 30 teachers are using Screen Share simultaneously, 10% of teachers might be streaming video while 90% might be sharing static content with occasional updates. In such an instance, you could expect to see an additional 5 Mbps in network traffic. Use the following table to help estimate the impact of wireless Screen Share on your network.
Content being shared
Data rate transmission
Static content with minor screen movement
Static content with periodic scrolling or refreshes
Spikes briefly to 500–600 kbps, returns to 20 kbps
Gaming or streaming video with major screen changes
700 kb/sec–1.2 Mbps