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If it's anything like the HD-10 Miracast adapter, then it's using 2.4Ghz WiFi to connect to your device. In case your device is already using the 2.4 GHz frequency to connect to the internet, both connection might interfere. Best thing to do is use a 5Ghz frequency to connect to the internet. Most routers/access points nowadays support it (802.11n if I'm not mistaken).
Shouldn't be an issue- devices like this were made to be used while the internet is connected. Hence the requirement of separate hardware (Wi-Fi direct). IF there was interference (which is most unlikely) he would still be able to see the device, but he would have poor/laggy performance or have trouble connecting.
Not being able to see it at all means the drivers aren't working or someone nearby is using a precision tuned wifi jammer to target Miracast.
Search the net for Miracast connection issues, you'll find quite lot of threads referring to these interferences. And I experienced the very same.
Hey guys thank for the replies. I have an ASUS K53SV laptop. BTW I just rolled back to Windows 8.1 and still doesn't work.... Everythings installed so I guess my device isn't supporting Miracast. Gotta wait until I can pay for a surface then!
Many, many people have problems with the push to TV 3000- the source of your issue is very likely the device being stupid. It's not very good.
Just to give further info, all you need for your PC to support Miracast is a modern WiFi driver (and so a WiFi dongle that supports it) and a vid card driver that supports Miracast (this is as stated by MS if you search). Both Intel and Nvidia cards (modern ones) support this, don't know about ATi. The problem comes with WiFi. I cannot find even one WiFi dongle or card that states it supports Miracast in the spec. Ruddy annoying.
Can anyone recommend a suitable dongle? Must be 5 & 2.4 and ideally would support 450meg N speeds like my router (3 spatial streams rather than 2 like the 300meg sticks).
Um, no. Microsoft say 'Wireless display is available on most new Windows 8.1 PCs, but some PC manufacturers might choose not to include it on some new and upgraded PCs. Specifically, your PC needs WDDM 1.3 display and NDIS 6.4 Wi-Fi drivers, enabled by the IHV and OEM for Miracast.'
I did tell you to search.
So, if you build your own PC and so you are the OEM all you need is a compatible vid card and WiFi card.
Try this link: