In a previous post I raved about the Splashtop app I’d purchased for my iPad. However, I was only able to connect to a computer that was on the same wireless network. After going to the help site, and following the directions for “internet discovery,” it’s working! I made sure that I had my gmail address enabled in the Splashtop Streamer on both my school and my home computer and on my iPad. I am at school, and I was able to successfully to connect to my laptop at home! I love the fact that I can now grab a picture from my home laptop using the screen-capture feature of the iPad and have that picture available (at a lower but very adequate resolution) in my Camera Roll on the iPad.
The only thing I regret is not having investigated further before I purchased Splashtop for my iPad. I found out that if I had purchased Splashtop Whiteboard for $19.99, it included Splashtop Remote and would also have let me project wirelessly to the SmartBoard in my lab. Oh well, I am really pleased, otherwise.
One caveat: I just tried to connect to my home laptop again, and it could not be reached. I am not sure why, but I know it’s possible, so back to troubleshooting.