Network and Internet Connect to Wireless Display with Miracast in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to wirelessly connect your Windows 11 PC to a TV, projector, another PC, or other kind of external display that supports Miracast.

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.

Starting with Windows 11 build 22557, when casting (WIN + K) from your PC, a Cast icon will appear at the lower-left corner of your taskbar to show you are casting. Clicking the icon will open the Cast Quick Settings where you can quickly stop casting if needed.

Starting with Windows 11 build 22631.2129 (Beta), build 23516 (Dev), and build 26040 (Canary), Microsoft is making some improvements that focus on educating people about the Cast feature, improving its discoverability, and simplifying the overall experience in Windows 11. Those improvements include:
  • When doing multitasking activities on your PC such as often switching between windows to complete a task or using Snap Assist to organize your screen space, it will provide the suggestion to Cast via a notification toast.
  • Microsoft has updated the Cast flyout in Quick Settings with additional support for you in case you face any trouble discovering nearby displays, fixing connections, and more.
  • Microsoft will now provide inline setup of a PC from within the Cast flyout in Quick Settings, with step-by-step guidance for users to enable:
Starting with Windows 11 build 23635.2486 (beta), the improved screen casting experience introduced with Build 22631.2129 has been temporarily disabled to fix some bugs. Microsoft plans to re-enable this in a future Beta Channel flight.

References:

It is required to enable Projecting to this PC on the PC you want to project to.

It is required to have the Wireless Display app installed and open on a PC you want to project to.

Projecting to this PC requires both devices to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.



Contents

  • Option One: Connect to Wireless Display in Quick Settings
  • Option Two: Connect to Wireless Display in Settings
  • Option Three: Disconnect from Wireless Display from Cast icon on Taskbar
  • Option Four: Disconnect from Wireless Display in Quick Settings


EXAMPLE: Cast icon on taskbar when connected to wireless display

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Option One

Connect to Wireless Display in Quick Settings


1 If projecting to this PC, open the Wireless Display app on the PC you want to project to.

2 Perform one of the following actions below on the PC you want to project from: (see screenshot below)
  • Press the Win + K keys.
  • Open Quick Settings (Win+A), and click/tap on the Cast or Wired display button.
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3 Click/tap on the wireless display you want to cast to. (see screenshot below)

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4 If projecting to this PC, you may get a Connect notification to Ask to project to this PC. You can select to allow or block the device to project to your PC, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshots below)

If you are projecting to a wireless display (ex: Smart TV), you may need to allow the connection on the wireless display you are connecting to.


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5 When connected to the wireless display, you can check (default) or uncheck Allow mouse, keyboard, touch, and pen input from this device for what you want. You may also be able to select Duplicate, Extend, or Second screen only for you how want to project the display. (see screenshots below)

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Option Two

Connect to Wireless Display in Settings


1 If projecting to this PC, open the Wireless Display app on the PC you want to project to.

2 Open Settings (Win+I) on the PC you want to project from.

3 Click/tap on System on the left side, and click/tap on Display on the right side. (see screenshot below)


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4 Click/tap on Multiple displays to expand it open. (see screenshot below step 4)

5 Click/tap on the Connect button for Connect to a wireless display. (see screenshot below)

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

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7 If projecting to this PC, you may get a Connect notification to Ask to project to this PC. You can select to allow or block the device to project to your PC, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshots below)

If you are projecting to a wireless display (ex: Smart TV), you may need to allow the connection on the wireless display you are connecting to.


Connect_notification-1.png
Connect_notification-2.png

8 When connected to the wireless display, you can check (default) or uncheck Allow mouse, keyboard, touch, and pen input from this device for what you want. You may also be able to select Duplicate, Extend, or Second screen only for you how want to project the display. (see screenshots below)

Cast_to_wireless_display-2.jpg
Projecting_to_this_PC.jpg




Option Three

Disconnect from Wireless Display from Cast icon on Taskbar


This option is only available starting with Windows 11 build 22557.


1 Click/tap on the Cast icon on the taskbar system tray. (see screenshot below)

2 Click/tap on Disconnect.

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Option Four

Disconnect from Wireless Display in Quick Settings


1 Perform one of the following actions below: (see screenshots below)
2 Click/tap on Disconnect.

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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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I don't know if this is the right place to seek help, but I'm going put in here because it's so hard to find anything about this anywhere.

I have a problem with the miracast settings where it shows if you want it on a game mode, working mode, or watching videos. After I updated my windows 11 to build 22621, the option is gone from the top screen. But I read that they changed it to appear at the taskbar, but there is nothing on my taskbar besides wifi, audio, and battery status.
 

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Hello @HaziqBD, and welcome.

It appears the Control Banner has been removed along with the game mode, working mode, or watching videos settings. :(
 

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Hello @HaziqBD, and welcome.

It appears the Control Banner has been removed along with the game mode, working mode, or watching videos settings. :(
Thanks for the info, kinda sucked that they remove this feature. I'm going to have to use the 1-second delay screen for now until they put it back.
 

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