Windows 10: MS Wireless Display Adapter Solved

  1.    10 May 2016 #1

    MS Wireless Display Adapter


    I have a MS Wireless Display Adapter for my TV set.
    It works with my SURFACE, but will not work with my Desktop PC!

    I purchased a Bluetooth dongle & installed it on me Desktop Win 10.
    The Bluetooth was purchased from Maplin in Dublin Ireland.
    I used the CD install disk & the dongle shows up in the DEVICE MANAGER as working!
    But it does not work with my Desktop PC!

    My question is:

    Will my MS Wireless Display Adapter work with a Bluetooth USB adapter on a Desktop PC?
    If SO, how do I set it up!
    If NOT, what do I have to do to get it to display on my TV?

    It works using my Surface Tablet!
    What does the Surface Tablet have that my Desktop PC Doesn't have?
    It is a ASUS Motherboard in my Desktop PC.

    Any help is appreciated as this is intended to be used in a retirement home to teach
    the "OLD FOLKS" about computers. I am one of them (87) but I am very computer literate!

    That "OLD FART"
    TULLY

    The oldest member of Win 10 Forum
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  2. Posts : 1,178
    Windows 10 Home
       10 May 2016 #2

    Hi, Tully. "Bluetooth" and "Wireless" ( "WiFi") are two separate and distinct radio frequencies. You would need a WiFi dongle for this job unless the wireless display adapter already hooked to your TV has a Bluetooth option built-in/switchable.
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  3. Posts : 11,525
    Windows 10 Pro
       10 May 2016 #3

    Word Man said: View Post
    Hi, Tully. "Bluetooth" and "Wireless" ( "WiFi") are two separate and distinct radio frequencies. You would need a WiFi dongle for this job unless the wireless display adapter already hooked to your TV has a Bluetooth option built-in/switchable.
    Exactly.

    The Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter uses Miracast technology which in its turn uses WiFi.

    Read more:

    Kari
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    10 May 2016 #4

    Blue Tooth


    Did not know "Mira Cast" was " Wi-FI"!

    "We get so soon old & so late smart!"

    Tully
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    10 May 2016 #5

    Blue Tooth


    Did not know "Mira Cast" was "WiFi!

    "I get so soon old & so late smart"

    Tully
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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