Can I Connect My Laptop To My Tv Wirelessly?
Yes you can connect your laptop to your TV wirelessly.
All modern laptops have an HDMI output which would typically be used to connect the laptop directly to a monitor.
If you have a TV that has an HDMI input then you should be able to use it as a computer monitor through Wi-Fi or powerline.
For example if your TV is connected to the internet and has smart features such as Netflix installed then it should be able to display anything you can view on your laptop.
You would need a wireless network connection between the two devices but this can be achieved using Wireless Display Technology (WDD).
To set this up follow these steps:
1) Select “Start” > Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > “Change adapter settings” on the left-hand side of the menu.
2) Right-click the wireless connection and select “Properties”.
3) Select “Wireless Display” from the drop-down list below where it says “Show additional adapter options”.
4) In this new window check if there is a display icon next to Wireless Display if not then you will need to install the software for your laptop.
When installed right click your desktop and choose Intel(R) WiDi.
Then go to playback devices and make sure that HDMI output is selected as an audio playback device.
You can now connect wirelessly by going back to Network and Sharing Center > Change Adapter Settings > Wireless Adapter properties > Security tab selecting security type ‘WPA & WPA2 personal’ and entering the password.
5) You can then select your TV from the list of available wireless displays in the right-click menu on the desktop.
The other way to wirelessly connect the laptop to TV is through a powerline.
Powerline works by using your existing electrical wires as a network connection between two nearby rooms this means that you can use your home’s mains wiring for internet access without having to deal with cables strung across walls or long Ethernet cables running along skirting boards.
There are several different standards for powerline adaptors but HomePlug AV is reasonably common and should work fine with most modern laptops.
If your TV doesn’t have an HDMI input you can still connect to it wirelessly but this usually means using a Wireless Display adaptor (WDA) like the Google Chromecast or Amazon Fire Stick.
The main reason for wanting to do this is that these devices typically support file sharing so you should be able to stream any media from your laptop.
You just need to check if your laptop has a compatible Bluetooth connection such as Bluetooth 4 although this will normally require some additional software such as Kiserena Blue Stack or iMediaShare Lite.
If you don’t already have a wireless network set up at home then we recommend buying one of our Wi-Fi extenders which will give you better coverage and a stronger signal without the need for any additional cables.
You’ve Connected Your Laptop To Your TV Wirelessly!
These are just a few of the ways to wirelessly connect your laptop to your TV if you have experience with other methods please let us know in the comments section below.
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