1. No6's Avatar
    The Adapter works flawlessly with my Surface Pro 3 but it ignores the phone completely. The firmware has been updated using the Surface and still no success. Can anyone shed some light to this, good or bad? The device is quite useless to me if the phone (plus the wife's) can't communicate with it, since I can always connect the Surface to the TV by means of a simple cable and save a few dollars.

    Any nudge to the right direction is appreciated.
    10-05-2016 02:22 PM
  2. Summer_Moon's Avatar
    The Adapter works flawlessly with my Surface Pro 3 but it ignores the phone completely. The firmware has been updated using the Surface and still no success. Can anyone shed some light to this, good or bad? The device is quite useless to me if the phone (plus the wife's) can't communicate with it, since I can always connect the Surface to the TV by means of a simple cable and save a few dollars.

    Any nudge to the right direction is appreciated.
    Do you have wifi turned on, on the phone(s)?
    10-05-2016 02:27 PM
  3. No6's Avatar
    Do you have wifi turned on, on the phone(s)?
    Yes, WiFi is on, BT is on. Under adapters however the Wireless Adapter is not showing and when I hit the button to Connect it just jumps back to the main screen.
    10-05-2016 03:45 PM
  4. No6's Avatar
    Update: Wife came home from work, I tried connecting her phone to the Wireless Adapter again, and this time it connected. Mine still doesn't connect and I'm the geek in the family. So, I can't figure out what's different, I set up both phones myself when we got them, and they have identical setups.
    10-05-2016 05:32 PM
  5. Summer_Moon's Avatar
    Update: Wife came home from work, I tried connecting her phone to the Wireless Adapter again, and this time it connected. Mine still doesn't connect and I'm the geek in the family. So, I can't figure out what's different, I set up both phones myself when we got them, and they have identical setups.
    Although most people really hate this option, have you tried a hard reset?
    10-05-2016 05:39 PM
  6. No6's Avatar
    Although most people really hate this option, have you tried a hard reset?
    I know, it's my last resort. Still hoping for a less painful solution.
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    10-05-2016 07:59 PM
  7. No6's Avatar
    I reset the phone and now it connects. I which I knew what went wrong, restoring a backup reverts back to not being able to connect.
    10-05-2016 10:34 PM
  8. Rosebank's Avatar
    what adapter is it exactly?
    10-06-2016 07:16 AM
  9. Summer_Moon's Avatar
    what adapter is it exactly?
    I assumed it was the Microsoft Wireless Adapter, but I could be wrong
    10-06-2016 10:03 AM
  10. No6's Avatar
    what adapter is it exactly?
    The Microsoft Wireless Adapter.
    10-07-2016 12:08 AM
  11. hacer619's Avatar
    I got this adapter in a bundle with the purchase of my lumia 950xl (Microsoft foldable keyboard was also included). I had this problem too with my phone connecting but not showing anything on a Haier 32" TV.

    What I did is I connected it to a 42 inch Samsung tv and it worked. Updated the adapter's firmware and got it working on both TVs.

    I'm glad you got it working with a reset. now you can enjoy continuum.

    What I like about continuum is I can always watch youtube while using the phone. Also, you can always switch to screen mirroring from display settings when your phone is connected.
    10-07-2016 04:04 AM
  12. Summer_Moon's Avatar
    I got this adapter in a bundle with the purchase of my lumia 950xl (Microsoft foldable keyboard was also included). I had this problem too with my phone connecting but not showing anything on a Haier 32" TV.

    What I did is I connected it to a 42 inch Samsung tv and it worked. Updated the adapter's firmware and got it working on both TVs.

    I'm glad you got it working with a reset. now you can enjoy continuum.

    What I like about continuum is I can always watch youtube while using the phone. Also, you can always switch to screen mirroring from display settings when your phone is connected.
    What is screen mirroring? Maybe it's just me, but that's the first time I've heard that
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    10-07-2016 09:22 AM
  13. daimv's Avatar
    When using an external screen like in this case, you have the option if either continuum (i.e. Independent screen) or just mirror you phone's screen. That's what it means, and in the phone's screen configuration when you're connected you can change it.
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    10-07-2016 09:29 AM
  14. Rosebank's Avatar
    Reason I asked is there is a hd10 screen mirror device which uses NFC to connect, does your adapter need internet connection to work, ie home network or does is communicate directly with the wireless display adapter, considering my options. Thanks.
    10-07-2016 11:10 AM
  15. Krystianpants's Avatar
    Have you tried plugging the USB into a different port? If you don't have a different port plug the usb into your surface just for it to get power and test it. And make sure you are not on an insider build.

    EDIT: Oh you fixed it.

    Yah that's why I never recommend restoring backups. The backup can actually mess up your phone, it's sort of absurd but I guess that's why MS is in no rush to promote windows mobile.
    10-07-2016 11:22 AM
  16. hacer619's Avatar
    When using an external screen like in this case, you have the option if either continuum (i.e. Independent screen) or just mirror you phone's screen. That's what it means, and in the phone's screen configuration when you're connected you can change it.
    Thanks daimv! that's the answer.
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    10-07-2016 12:23 PM
  17. Summer_Moon's Avatar
    When using an external screen like in this case, you have the option if either continuum (i.e. Independent screen) or just mirror you phone's screen. That's what it means, and in the phone's screen configuration when you're connected you can change it.
    I did not know this! Where is that option at? Definitely going to try that out
    10-07-2016 12:35 PM
  18. hacer619's Avatar
    When connected to an external display via continuum, on the touchpad screen tap the (...) -> Display settings -> Advanced settings -> Mirror what's on my device.
    Last edited by hacer619; 10-07-2016 at 04:52 PM.
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    10-07-2016 03:37 PM
  19. Ejay Lozano's Avatar
    Try using a Microsoft HD-10 Miracast adapter. I was using it during the w8.1 days, now that I have a L950, continuum works with it well and wirelessly.
    10-07-2016 04:21 PM
  20. daimv's Avatar
    Also the wireless display adapter doesn't need to be connected to a network, but you do need to have wifi on.
    Rosebank likes this.
    10-08-2016 02:00 AM
  21. Summer_Moon's Avatar
    When connected to an external display via continuum, on the touchpad screen tap the (...) -> Display settings -> Advanced settings -> Mirror what's on my device.
    Thank you! Tried this out the other day, works great! Especially for like Netflix which isn't Continuum yet and seems to run slightly better than going through Edge. Nice to know that you can mirror :)
    10-10-2016 02:01 PM

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