Issues with Wireless Display and Mobile Hotspot in Windows 11


Elektrify

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Hello everyone,
I'm also using Windows 11 23H2 OS 22631.2715
(I think it's the latest version because when I go to windows update it updates to date. And, I tried uninstalling and reinstalling WD feature in Power Shell with Admin permission. )
. I also looked at the patches in the Beta, Dev, Canary branches... Then I read that there was some change to "Wireless Display Addtional Feature" aka "Connect" in win 10.
About 2 to 3 weeks ago, I was still using "Wireless Display" to project my phone screen onto my computer (including sound) very well.
But currently my "Wireless Display" app doesn't know whether I turn wifi on or off. When I press "share screen" on my phone, the laptop's name (the name of the WD app) appears and disappears intermittently.
I also cannot access Mobile Hospot on laptop.
I tried every solution but it still doesn't work so I thought this is a windows 11 bug, right?
I would really appreciate it if you could give me advice.
Thank you.
 
Windows Build/Version
Windows 11 Pro 23H2 OS 22631.2715

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
Sorry no one has answered your questions. I do not have an answer about wireless display but I will give you my experience with using a hotspot.

I had no experience with hotspotting and tried every way I could find to hotspot my iphone to Windows 11 when a tornado destroyed the wireless tower that serves my internet. Since my ipad connected easily, I thought connecting the PC would be a piece of cake. NOT.

No matter what I did, the iphone never showed up as an available wireless network on the PC. I was about to give up when I stumbled onto not a solution to the way it's supposed to work, but a way that did work....kind of. In my case, I found the hotspot worked when I plugged the phone into one of my usb 3.2 ports. It would not work using USB 2.0.

I couldn't get it to connect until I powered off both PC and phone. Power on phone, wait about 5 min then power on PC. Sometimes I had to do this several times. Then the iphone would finally showup in wireless network list and connect with the iphone key. It worked that way for days as long as I didn't let the computer sleep. When it did, I had to go through the whole ordeal all over again as the connection would drop. Not ideal but OK for emergencies.

PS: I couldn't get it to work in Windows 10 at all. No USB 3.0 on that machine.

So if someone knows a fool-proof way to hotspot an iphone with Windows, I'd like to hear it, too.
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 23H2 22631.3155
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900 10 core 20 threads
    Motherboard
    DELL 0J37VM
    Memory
    32 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    none-Intel UHD Graphics 630
    Sound Card
    Integrated Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1tb Solidigm m.2 +256gb ssd+512 gb usb m.2 sata
    PSU
    500w
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    MT
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    Dell Premium
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    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    so slow I'm too embarrassed to tell
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
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    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 19045.3930
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell factory
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Internet Speed
    still not telling
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
Hi, @Elektrify, and welcome to the Windows Eleven Forum (aka 11F).

Mobile HotSpot is where a device typically takes in a cellular data signal, and shares it to other devices via Wi-Fi. So, if you're connected to a Wi-Fi connection, it's gonna kinda get in the way of a HotSpot.

For the Wireless Display (Project?) see this tutorial here:


At the end of the first post, there are also related tutorials, which are all about using Project, including how to clear the display cache, and uninstall (so you can try to reinstall) the Windows Display App, so you can try installing it again.

But, I suspect that it's actually the Wi-Fi - verify if it is set to public or private network:

Settings --> Network & internet --> Properties in the middle - does it say public or private?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 23H2 Current build
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HomeBrew
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
    Memory
    4 * 32 GB - Corsair Vengeance 3600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 ULTRA GAMING (12G-P5-3955-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2x Eve Spectrum ES07D03 4K Gaming Monitor (Matte) | Eve Spectrum ES07DC9 4K Gaming Monitor (Glossy)
    Screen Resolution
    3x 3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    3x Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe 4 M.2 2 TB SSD (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM) } 3x Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 1 TB SSD (USB)
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
    Cooling
    NZXT KRAKEN Z73 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (3x 120 mm push top) + Air 3x 140mm case fans (pull front) + 1x 120 mm (push back) and 1 x 120 mm (pull bottom)
    Keyboard
    SteelSeries Apex Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S | MX Master 3 for Business
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
    Browser
    Nightly (default) + Firefox (stable), Chrome, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender + MB 5 Beta
  • Operating System
    ChromeOS Flex Dev Channel (current)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude E5470
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell laptop display 15"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
    INTEL Cherryville 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SATA III SSD
    PSU
    Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S (shared w. Sys 1) | Dell TouchPad
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
Hi, @Elektrify, and welcome to the Windows Eleven Forum (aka 11F).

Mobile HotSpot is where a device typically takes in a cellular data signal, and shares it to other devices via Wi-Fi. So, if you're connected to a Wi-Fi connection, it's gonna kinda get in the way of a HotSpot.

For the Wireless Display (Project?) see this tutorial here:


At the end of the first post, there are also related tutorials, which are all about using Project, including how to clear the display cache, and uninstall (so you can try to reinstall) the Windows Display App, so you can try installing it again.

But, I suspect that it's actually the Wi-Fi - verify if it is set to public or private network:

Settings --> Network & internet --> Properties in the middle - does it say public or private?
Thank you but it seems mine is not. I use the 'wireless display' feature and project my smartphone screen onto my laptop. I understand what you mean by "wireless display adapter". I can't test it now but it's not what I mentioned.
I have also tried things like resetting the network adapter, reinstalling the application, resetting the network settings. And of course I set the wifi to a private network (even turned off the windows firewall). But it still doesn't work.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
Sorry no one has answered your questions. I do not have an answer about wireless display but I will give you my experience with using a hotspot.

I had no experience with hotspotting and tried every way I could find to hotspot my iphone to Windows 11 when a tornado destroyed the wireless tower that serves my internet. Since my ipad connected easily, I thought connecting the PC would be a piece of cake. NOT.

No matter what I did, the iphone never showed up as an available wireless network on the PC. I was about to give up when I stumbled onto not a solution to the way it's supposed to work, but a way that did work....kind of. In my case, I found the hotspot worked when I plugged the phone into one of my usb 3.2 ports. It would not work using USB 2.0.

I couldn't get it to connect until I powered off both PC and phone. Power on phone, wait about 5 min then power on PC. Sometimes I had to do this several times. Then the iphone would finally showup in wireless network list and connect with the iphone key. It worked that way for days as long as I didn't let the computer sleep. When it did, I had to go through the whole ordeal all over again as the connection would drop. Not ideal but OK for emergencies.

PS: I couldn't get it to work in Windows 10 at all. No USB 3.0 on that machine.

So if someone knows a fool-proof way to hotspot an iphone with Windows, I'd like to hear it, too.
Thank you but previously the features I mentioned worked very well. I can connect to wifi with my laptop and broadcast a hotspot for other devices to connect to. The same goes for the "wireless display" aka "connect" feature. Works fine until I discover it's broken.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
But currently my "Wireless Display" app doesn't know whether I turn wifi on or off. When I press "share screen" on my phone, the laptop's name (the name of the WD app) appears and disappears intermittently.

Realize also this could be an issue with the phone, meaning a recent update to he phone is causing it issues, especially as the phone is not reliably seeing the computer.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 23H2 Current build
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HomeBrew
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
    Motherboard
    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
    Memory
    4 * 32 GB - Corsair Vengeance 3600 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 ULTRA GAMING (12G-P5-3955-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2x Eve Spectrum ES07D03 4K Gaming Monitor (Matte) | Eve Spectrum ES07DC9 4K Gaming Monitor (Glossy)
    Screen Resolution
    3x 3840 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    3x Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe 4 M.2 2 TB SSD (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM) } 3x Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 1 TB SSD (USB)
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
    Cooling
    NZXT KRAKEN Z73 73.11 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (3x 120 mm push top) + Air 3x 140mm case fans (pull front) + 1x 120 mm (push back) and 1 x 120 mm (pull bottom)
    Keyboard
    SteelSeries Apex Pro Wired Gaming Keyboard
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S | MX Master 3 for Business
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
    Browser
    Nightly (default) + Firefox (stable), Chrome, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender + MB 5 Beta
  • Operating System
    ChromeOS Flex Dev Channel (current)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Latitude E5470
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6300U CPU @ 2.40GHz, 2501 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520
    Sound Card
    Intel(R) HD Graphics 520 + RealTek Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell laptop display 15"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 * 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 128GB M.2 22300 drive
    INTEL Cherryville 520 Series SSDSC2CW180A 180 GB SATA III SSD
    PSU
    Dell
    Case
    Dell
    Cooling
    Dell
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3S (shared w. Sys 1) | Dell TouchPad
    Keyboard
    Dell
    Internet Speed
    AT&T LightSpeed Gigabit Duplex Ftth
Realize also this could be an issue with the phone, meaning a recent update to he phone is causing it issues, especially as the phone is not reliably seeing the computer.
Thanks for your advice but I don't know how to check it. It is just a system feature and does not appear in the Play Store.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
If I had to guess, I would say it's Windows 23H2 since did it ever work under 23H2?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10/11, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-8750H 8th Gen Processor 2.2Ghz up to 4.1Ghz
    Motherboard
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Memory
    32GB using 2x16GB modules
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD 630 & NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC3266-CG
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" 4K Touch UltraHD 3840x2160 made by Sharp
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba KXG60ZNV1T02 NVMe 1024GB/1TB SSD
    PSU
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Case
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Cooling
    Stock
    Keyboard
    Stock
    Mouse
    SwitftPoint ProPoint
    Internet Speed
    Comcast/XFinity 1.44Gbps/42.5Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft EDGE (Chromium based) & Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender that came with Windows

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