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


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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.

You will see a control banner at the top of your screen when you are connected to a wireless display. The banner keeps you informed of the state of your connection, allows you to quick disconnect or reconnect to the same sink and allows you to tune the connection based on what you are doing. This tuning is done via the settings gear, which optimizes the screen to screen latency based on one of the three scenarios:
  • Gaming minimizes the screen to screen latency to make gaming over a wireless connection possible.
  • Watching videos mode increases the screen to screen latency to ensure the video on the big screen plays back smoothly and without glitching.
  • Working modes strikes a good balance between game mode and video mode where the screen to screen latency is responsive enough that typing feels natural, while ensuring videos don’t glitch too often.
By default, all connections start off in working mode.

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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.

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.


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 Control Banner
  • Option Four: Disconnect from Wireless Display in Quick Settings


EXAMPLE: Control banner at top of screen and 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 a 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)
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2 Click/tap on the wireless display you want to cast to. (see screenshot below)

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3 You may be prompted to allow the connection on the wireless display you want to connect to.

4 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 a 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 You may be prompted to allow the connection on the wireless display you want to connect to.

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)

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Option Three

Disconnect from Wireless Display from Control Banner


1 Click/tap on the Disconnect button on the control banner at the top of the screen.

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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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