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Connecting to a Wireless Display with Windows 10

Microsoft Surface Pros and the more recent models of Dell laptops purchased at BSU can connect to Microsoft Wireless Display Adapters, or the wireless display capability built into some televisions used in campus conference rooms. Instructions for the Crestron AirMedia wireless displays in the HMU conference rooms can be found here.

To connect to a MS Wireless display adapter or the built in wireless display on a TV:

  1. Connect the Wireless Display Adapter to the TV and set the TV to the correct HDMI input. If you are connecting to a built in wireless display, set the TV to the built-in input, often called Miracast or Screen Mirroring. The TV will display a screen showing the name of the wireless display adapter.
  2. Open the Windows 10 Action Center by swiping from the right of the screen or clicking on the notification icon in the bottom right corner of the screen
  3. Click on the Connect icon. If the icon is not showing, you may need to click on the Expand link to show all the Action Center icons. The laptop will search for available wireless displays.
  4. Click on the name of the wireless display shown on the TV screen. Your laptop screen will be duplicated on the TV.

More instructions can be found at the Microsoft Support site.

If you would like to use the wireless display adapter in the classroom, make sure that the classroom is equipped with an HDMI connection. If the classroom has a touch screen control panel for the projector, it will also have an HDMI connection for the laptop which you can use. You will need an HDMI coupler and a USB power adapter.

Connect the wireless display adapter to the HDMI cable designated for laptop use with the HDMI coupler, and connect the USB plug on the display adapter to the USB power adapter then plug it into an electrical outlet. You may need to bring an extension cord if there isn’t an electrical outlet on the workstation counter top.

Turn on the projector and select the laptop input. The screen should show the wireless display adapter identification. On Windows 10, swipe from the right edge of the screen and tap Connect -> Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter.