Using Peer-to-Peer with Luna Display

What is Peer-to-Peer?

Peer-to-Peer is a connection method that allows devices to connect directly to each other, cutting out the need for a connection intermediary. This is different from how we connect regularly via conventional Wi-Fi networks.

In an average Wi-Fi connection, like the ones you would see in a home network, we would use a router as the medium for connection between two devices. This is the most common type of wireless connection and it can be subject to issues like network traffic, Bluetooth interference, etc. Peer-to-Peer eliminates the need for a router and allows devices to connect to each other directly.

Peer-to-Peer requirements

Peer-to-Peer is only available in Luna Display 5.3, and it is limited to Mac-to-iPad and Mac-to-Mac modes.

  • Mac: macOS 10.15 or later on both Primary and Secondary devices
  • iPad: iOS 15 or later

How do I use Peer-to-Peer?

Ensure that Wi-Fi is enabled on both devices  (you do not need to be connected to a network).  Wi-Fi acts as an antenna so that the two devices can talk to each other.

On the Luna Display primary Mac app, click on Connection Options in the top right corner. When connecting your devices wirelessly, there will be options for Peer-to-Peer and Wi-Fi connection modes. Select Peer-to-Peer. If the devices are incompatible, peer-to-peer will be automatically greyed out. 

There will also be an option to specify your connection environment. This is mainly for those that use Luna in an environment with multiple Luna Displays active at a time, or for those that are using Luna in a public space like a coffee shop or school.

You can also designate your preferred connection method through the Luna Secondary apps before a connection is made, as shown in the image of the Luna Secondary Mac screen below.

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