If the wireless display is not working on Windows 11 and Windows 10, follow these tips to get it working again. There could be multiple reasons why it is not working on your computer. Here we have consolidated some of the issues and solutions so that you can fix the problem.
Wireless Display not working on Windows 11/10
If the wireless display is not working on Windows 11/10, follow these steps:
- Restart PC and reconnect
- Check Miracast compatibility
- Connect both devices to the same network
- Restart and reset adapter
- Install the latest drivers
- Check Firewall settings
To learn more about these steps, continue reading.
1] Restart PC and reconnect
Restarting the PC solves countless problems within moments. Even if your wireless display is not working, you can restart your PC and reconnect. If this problem occurs due to a bug or glitch, there is a high chance that the issue will be fixed within moments.
2] Check Miracast compatibility
If your computer doesn’t support Miracast, there is no way you can broadcast your screen to a wireless monitor. That is why it is suggested to verify if your computer supports Miracast or not. For that, you can open the Windows Settings by pressing Win+I first. Then, go to System > Projecting to this PC. If you see any error message regarding compatibility, you cannot use a wireless display with your computer.
3] Connect both devices to the same network
In order to project your screen to a wireless monitor, you need to connect both devices to the same Wi-Fi network. If you have multiple networks and you have connected each monitor to a different network, you cannot project your monitor. That is why it is suggested to ensure that your devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
4] Restart and reset adapter
If the wireless display adapter has some issues, you cannot broadcast your screen. That is why it is recommended to restart the adapter first. If that doesn’t help, you can reset it.
First, unplug the Wireless Display Adapter from the second monitor. Then, restart your monitor and reconnect it.
However, if it doesn’t help, you need to reset the adapter. For that, unplug the adapter from the second monitor first. Then, press and hold the Reset button for at least 10 seconds or until the LED blinks.
After that, reconnect the adapter to your monitor and reconnect the device to your host computer.
5] Install the latest drivers
It is very important to use the latest drivers for your Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter.
To check if there is an update available or not, you need to open the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter app and click on the Update & security option. Then, check if an update is available or not. If yes, install it accordingly.
You should also check for and install the latest Windows Updates.
6] Check Firewall settings
Windows Defender Firewall can allow or block Wireless Display from being used on your computer. If the firewall is preventing it, you cannot use Wireless Display with your host computer. That is why follow these steps to check the Firewall settings on Windows 11/10:
- Open Windows Defender Firewall on your computer.
- Click on the Allow an app or feature through Windows Defender Firewall setting.
- Tick the Wireless Display checkbox.
- Tick the Private and Public checkboxes.
- Click the OK button.
After that, check if it resolves your issue or not.
Read: Where to download Microsoft Display Adapter driver for Windows?
How do I enable Wireless Display in Windows 11?
To enable Wireless Display in Windows 11, you need to go through the Windows Settings panel. Press Win+I to open Windows Settings and select System > Projecting to this PC. Then, tweak the settings as per your requirements and find the display you want to connect to. You can then open the Action Center or Quick Settings panel to enable and connect the Wireless Display.
How do I fix Wireless Display installation failed Windows 11?
To fix the Wireless Display install failed or installation failed error in Windows 11, you can follow this article. In simple terms, you need to ensure that you are connected to the internet, change your internet source, disable your metered connection, etc. Whether you face this problem on Windows 11 or Windows 10, the solutions are the same.
That’s all! I hope this helped.
Read: How to add and remove Wireless Display feature in Windows.