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  1. Posts : 1,611
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit v22H2
       #21

    Username Ed said:
    Your steps are similar to mine, but after choosing the AnyCast display, the top of my screen says "connecting to your device" but nothing happens, then after a minute or so I get a Windows notification "Something went wrong Your device couldn't connect".
    1. What is the manufacturer and model for your AnyCast device?
    2. Do you have a manual for it? If so, what does it say about using it with Windows 10?

    How old is your TV? Miracast has been around since about 2013 so I expect most TVs made since about 2015 to support it.
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  2. Posts : 5,007
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
       #22

    Interesting.

    My system supports Miracast but I not been able to have it really work.
    I wonder if the signal is going through my system Wi-Fi or via my router.

    Have to test that.

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  3. Posts : 137
    Windows 10 Pro Ghost Spectre 21H1 (2009) 19043.1021 x64 SUPERLITE
       #23

    Do you have another device that you could connect to besides that Anycast dongle (Blu-ray player, other Windows 10 PC etc.)? This is to see if the problem is with your PC or the dongle. Even if you don't have another Windows 10 PC do you have a friend who can bring their laptop over so you can try mirroring your screen to theirs? My TV is old too but I bought a mini HTPC with Windows 10 that I use for screen mirroring and it works perfectly. I don't have any Zonealarm, Avast or any crud installed on my PC, they cause more problems than they solve.
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  4. Posts : 813
    windows 10
       #24

    From what I've read about miracast, it's not a universal implementation, so it works randomly.
    I have already tested miracast with a laptop and tv, from memory, to start the connection between the devices, the 2 devices must be on the same wifi, 2.4ghz or 5ghz.

    On my tv I have the miracast option which is hidden in the tv options. To activate it I have to activate, with a manipulation of the buttons on the remote control, the pro menu.
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  5. Posts : 137
    Windows 10 Pro Ghost Spectre 21H1 (2009) 19043.1021 x64 SUPERLITE
       #25

    Miracast uses WIFI direct and doesn't connect to your router. That's actually one of the requirements - device must support WIFI direct.
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  6. Posts : 5,007
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Various Linux Builds, Networking, Storage, Cybersecurity Specialty.
       #26

    ClippyBeer said:
    Miracast uses WIFI direct and doesn't connect to your router. That's actually one of the requirements - device must support WIFI direct.
    Sound about right. I'm about 30 feet from the downstairs TV.

    Laptop works OK within 10 feet but nothing beats Apple AirPlay.

    Thanks.

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  7. Posts : 813
    windows 10
       #27

    ClippyBeer said:
    Miracast uses WIFI direct and doesn't connect to your router. That's actually one of the requirements - device must support WIFI direct.
    From my miracast tests to start linking between devices with wifi direct, miracast requirement, the 2 devices must use router wifi and maybe same frequency band. I don't use Miracast maybe I'm wrong.

    Yes they must support wifi direct.
    Last edited by itsme1; 01 Feb 2023 at 12:13.
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  8. Posts : 1,611
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit v22H2
       #28

    ClippyBeer said:
    Miracast uses WIFI direct and doesn't connect to your router. That's actually one of the requirements - device must support WIFI direct.
    I agree that is how Miracast is supposed to work.

    I tested this with both my Samsung phone and ASUS laptop. I disconnected each from my router. Each one showed I had no Internet connection. However, I had no problem using Miracast (with WiFi-Direct) to project their respective screens to my Samsung TV.
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  9. Posts : 10
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #29

    I've now found a new problem. I found the user manual (attached) and looked at it more closely. I hadn't realized that before using the dongle I'm supposed to connect to it as a wi-fi connection. The problem now is that it's not showing up in the wi-fi list. I wouldn't know where to begin in fixing that.
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  10. Posts : 1,387
    Windows 10 Pro (+ Windows 10 Home VMs for testing)
       #30

    Username Ed said:
    I've now found a new problem. I found the user manual (attached) and looked at it more closely. I hadn't realized that before using the dongle I'm supposed to connect to it as a wi-fi connection. The problem now is that it's not showing up in the wi-fi list. I wouldn't know where to begin in fixing that.
    Top of page two shows two scenarios and what to do.

    Why not temporarily turn your router off so there's no wifi except WiFi Direct between the AnyCast dongle and another WiFi-capable device of yours like a phone or laptop?
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