Connect to Wireless Display with Miracast in Windows 10

    Connect to Wireless Display with Miracast in Windows 10

    How to Connect to a Wireless Display with Miracast in Windows 10

    Published by BrinkCategory: Hardware & Drivers
    19 Jun 2016 Last Updated: 06 Apr 2017 at 11:55

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    How to Connect to a Wireless Display with Miracast in Windows 10

    information   Information
    Miracast is a wireless technology your PC, laptop, or tablet can use to project your screen to wireless TVs, projectors, and streaming media players that also support Miracast. You can use this to share what you’re doing on your PC, present a slide show, or even play your favorite game on a larger screen.

    This tutorial will show you how to project your Windows 10 PC screen to a wireless TV, projector, or streaming media player with Miracast.

    Note   Note
    Both your Windows 10 computer (PC, laptop, or tablet) and device (TV, projector, or streaming media player) must support Miracast to be able to project your computer's screen to the device.

    The device (TV, projector, or streaming media player) must support Miracast, and have Miracast turned on. To see if your device supports Miracast, you will need to check its manual to see if it's a supported feature.

    Miracast requirements:
    • Graphics driver must support Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 1.3 with Miracast support
    • Wi-Fi driver must support Network Driver Interface Specification (NDIS) 6.30 and Wi-Fi Direct
    • Windows 8.1 or Windows 10

    How to Check if Windows 10 PC Supports Miracast




    Here's How:

    1. Do step 2 (Connect), step 3 (Project), or step 4 (Action Center) below for how you would like to open Connect.

    2. Press the Win+K keys, and go to step 5 below.

    3. Press the Win+P keys, or swipe in from the right edge of the touch screen.

    A) Click/tap on the Connect to a wireless display link, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

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    4. Open the Action Center, click/tap on the Connect button, and go to step 5 below. (see screenshot below)

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    5. Do step 6 (connect) or step 7 (disconnect) below to either connect to or disconnect from a wireless display.


     6. To Connect to a Wireless Display

    A) Click/tap on the wireless display you want to project to. (see screenshot below)

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    B) Once connected, you can click/tap on the Change projection mode link to choose one of the options below: (see screenshot below)

    Projection Mode Description
    PC screen only You’ll see everything on your PC. (When you're connected to a wireless projector, this option changes to Disconnect.)
    Duplicate You’ll see the same things on both screens.
    Extend (default) You'll see everything spread over both screens, and you can drag and move items between the two.
    Second screen only You’ll see everything on the connected screen. Your other screen will be blank.

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     7. To Disconnect from a Wireless Display

    Note   Note
    If you move your PC beyond the range of the wireless display (such as to another room), or if you make your PC sleep or hibernate, the two devices will automatically disconnect.


    A) Click/tap on the Disconnect button for the wireless display you want to stop projecting to. (see screenshot below)

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    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    07 Aug 2016 #1
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    Nice tutorial Shawn!

    I'm happy that Anniversary Update seems to have solved connectivity issues with Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter, it was before like a lottery to try to connect to it, sometimes you won but often not. Now with 14393.10 it connects every time, keeping the connection alive.

    Just one small inconvenience: is there a way to change display properties defaults? In my case when connecting to wireless display from this laptop, I need it to be left from laptop display but it will always be placed to right. See screenshot, display 1 is laptop, #2 is external display, #3 MS Wireless Display. I would need it to be placed when connected last at left:

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    Now I need to move it manually every time in Settings.

    Additional question is there a way to make it connect automatically whenever I sign in?

    Kari
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  2.    07 Aug 2016 #2
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    Hey Kari,

    I'm not aware of a way for both either.
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  3.    07 Aug 2016 #3
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    OK, was worth a try
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  4.    07 Aug 2016 #4
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    Hopefully one day.
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  5.    1 Week Ago #5
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    I am using Windows 10 on lenovo yoga 500 with touchscreen.
    Sometimes steps 2, 3 and 4 stops working on my laptop and I don't know why. This gets correct when I restart the laptop.
    I have got tired restarting the laptop every time. Can you help avoiding restart to correct the issue?
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  6.    1 Week Ago #6
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    Hello tikeshrane, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If you haven't already, you might see if restarting the explorer process instead may get it working again for you.

    Restart explorer.exe Process in Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials
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  7.    1 Week Ago #7
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    Thanks a lot for the response.
    I restarted the "Windows Explorer", but unfortunately it did not help

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello tikeshrane, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If you haven't already, you might see if restarting the explorer process instead may get it working again for you.

    Restart explorer.exe Process in Windows 10 General Tips Tutorials
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