How to Connect to a Wireless Display in Windows 11

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This post shows students and new users steps to connect to a wireless display in Windows 11. Windows supports multiple technologies that allow users to connect to a wireless display, including Miracast and WiGig.

When using Miracast or another supported technology, you can wirelessly connect your Windows PC to a TV, projector, another PC, or other kind of external display that supports Miracast. WiGig will let you connect with a WiGig dock.

Once connection is established, you can share and extend content on your Windows PC to external displays, including your TV, projector, another PC or any device that supports Windows display. This is a easy way to display content on larger TVs from a Windows PC.

There are multiple modes available once connection is established. By default, all connections start off in Working mode. Other modes include, Gaming and Watching videos.

The steps below will show you how to use wireless display in Windows 11.

How to connect to external TV with wireless display in Windows 11

As mentioned above, Windows allows users to connect wirelessly to a TV, projector, another PC and any device that supports Windows display.

Below is how to use it.

First, turn on your TV, projector or the device you want to display your content on. If you’re using a Miracast dongle or adapter, make sure it’s plugged in to the display.

On your Windows PC, make sure Wi-Fi is turned on.

Next, press the Windows Key + K or Windows Key + A to open the Quick Settings. If you can’t use the keyboard shortcuts, then on the right side of the taskbar, select the Network icon > Cast, then select your display or wireless adapter.

windows 11 cast to wireless display

You’ll see available devices on the list you can connect to. You should then be able to connect to the devices listed.

Connect to a wireless display from the Settings app in Windows 11

Another way one can connect to a wireless display is using the Settings app in Windows 11.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from the System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

windows 11 start settings

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Privacy & security, then on the right pane, and select the Display tile to expand it.

windows 11 change display resolutions

On the Display settings pane, select the Multiple displays tile to expand it. Once expanded, click on the Connect button for Connect to a wireless display.

windows 11 connect to wireless display connect button

Select the wireless display you want to cast to and connect. By default, mouse, keyboard and other peripherals will be used with the connection.

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to connect to a wireless display in Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

3 Comments

  1. I went out and paid money for the latest Office home & students because the hyperlink within a document, which is correctly set up because Right click and hyperlink works, doesn’t work if I just click the hyperlink. Nothing happens.

    I can’t access Easy connect. It says I own this app but it is not listed in the apps on my computer so I still don’t know how to get help for my problem when all the things it says to do I already did and they don’t work.

    And none of this is any help. So I’m still stuck with hyperlinks that don’t work and no way to get help.

    1. https://www.groovypost.com/howto/follow-hyperlinks-word-outlook-without-ctrl-key/

      good instruction for opening links in a document

      Easy connect may be available from doing a search, press the Windows key + S
      when the choice box opens select apps, type STORE click Microsoft Store, when the store opens click Library on the left margin there will be several apps listed choose your Easy Connect, notice in the very right next to OPEN there three dots, click the dots and choose PIN to Start

      now you will be able to access Easy Connect from the Start Menu, you could also choose to Pin to taskbar

  2. I’ve tried tirelessly to connect my PC (Windows 11) to my firestick TV, and for a few seconds it says “connecting,” but then it is “unable to connect.” Both on the same wi-fi network, firestick is in mirroring mode and waiting for PC, but no joy. I am still not able to cast from my PC to my firestick tv. I’ve tried most all methods mentioned on the internet and nothing is working. Any help? Thanks.

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