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Windows 7: Wireless connection to a projector

27 Apr 2015   #1
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Wireless connection to a projector

Hi guys.

I'm a long-time reader of these forums, and have found a lot of solutions here throughout the years. This time I have a very specific question and I don't think it's been asked yet.

I have an older desktop PC in my living room (AMD A4-3400 APU) running Windows 7. I'm looking for a good way to hook it up to a projector, without running a cable from my PC to the projector and preferably with the projector being recognized as a secondary screen. Any ideas on how to do so are welcome!

What I have considered so far:

The only built-in support I can think of is connecting to it as a network projector. What exactly makes a projector qualify as a network projector to Windows 7? I suppose having Wifi doesn't suffice. What kind of specification should I be looking for?

I could buy a projector that runs Android 4.2 and has Wifi with Miracast support. (I would actually prefer this because these are very versatile devices.)
I have been looking at the newer Wifi Direct standards such as Miracast and Intel WiDi. As far as I can tell, my PC's hardware doesn't support either, and buying a simple Wifi dongle won't do the trick. (My PC is hooked up to a LAN cable.)

Finally, I have seen some wireless VGA adapters, but I find them very expensive. If anyone knows of reasonably priced alternatives, please let me know!


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27 Apr 2015   #2
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I've never seen one in action or read any reviews but this springs straight to mind and may be worth a little research - Buy Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter - Microsoft Store United Kingdom Online Store

Personally I use a wireless projector - Epson EH-TW6100W Full HD 1080p 3LCD 3D Wireless: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics
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27 Apr 2015   #3
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Windows 7 Enterprise 64x
 
 

The specs say that you need "Miracast-enabled" Windows 8.1 for that. Will it work on 7?
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27 Apr 2015   #4
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Oops. Double post.
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