Screencasting via Solstice

This article provides instructions on how to use Solstice to wirelessly share your device's screen to the monitors in the GSRs and classrooms.

Before you begin

  • The device you want to share wirelessly must be connected to AirPennNet or AirPennNet-Device.

NOTE: AirPennNet-Guest is NOT recommended for students, faculty and staff who want to connect to the wireless network. This option is designed for guests at the University and has limited bandwidth.

To use Solstice to share your device with a classroom or GSR screen, there are two steps to follow:

  1. Solstice software must be installed on the device you want to share from, and you'll need to launch the software.
  2. Solstice must be launched from the classroom or GSR screen (it's already installed on these systems).


To use Solstice in Wharton classrooms, you must log into the classroom's computer:


To use Solstice in Wharton's Group Study Rooms:

Solstice Client

To project your device's screen to the room's screen(s) you need to install the Solstice client.

Windows & MacOS



Troubleshooting Steps

Can’t see the list of displays on my laptop/mobile device 

Open Solstice Client on your device, click/tap Settings, and ensure is entered for Solstice Directory Service Address.

Can’t connect to a display from your device

Make sure you are connected to AirPennNet or AirPennNet-Guest.  A device connected to any other network (including cellular networks and private hotspots) will not be able to share to Solstice. If you are using AirPennNet-Guest, you won’t be able to use Solstice Directory Service – instead, you’ll need to enter the IP address displayed on the room’s screen.

Can’t see the room you’re in from your device

Tap Wireless Presentation on the touch panel to ensure Solstice Display is open. Close and reopen Solstice Client on your device. If the display still doesn't appear, click/tap Enter IP in Solstice Client and enter the IP Address from Solstice Display.

Trouble scrolling when in Full Screen Mode

If you're in full screen mode, there is no way to scroll.  You need to minimize or exit the system, choose a new screen, and then go back into full screen mode.

Screen displays sideways

If your screen displays sideways you'll need to rotate the picture within the photo app on your phone.  This is a limitation of the software which we are hoping will be remedied in future releases.


Contact: Wharton Computing Student Support