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WiFi to VGA Wireless Video Extender with Audio – 1280x1024 / 720p

Connect a laptop or desktop computer to a VGA television, projector or monitor using a WiFi network

Product ID: WIFI2VGA

  • Wireless VGA connectivity from computer to projector or display
  • Wireless transmission up to 180 ft (55m) on open sites
  • Supports resolutions up to 1280x1024 / 720p
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  • 192kHz, 24-bit stereo audio supported
  • Compliant with IEEE 802.11n/g wireless adapters
  • Integrated USB port for mouse/keyboard connection
  • Also offers RJ-45 Ethernet port for LAN connectivity
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Overview

The WIFI2VGA VGA over Wi-Fi Adapter enables you to send a VGA signal (resolutions up to 1280x1024/720p), as well as the supporting audio from a laptop or desktop computer, to a remote projector or display over a wireless IP network.

Unlike other wireless VGA solutions which require devices at both ends of the connection, the WIFI2VGA is a single compact device that can be situated by your remote display, saving the hassle of carrying a secondary device, making it perfect for business applications such as boardroom presentations and data sharing. All that is required is installation of the included software on each computer you intend to connect to the WIFI2VGA.

Compatible with Wireless N (IEEE 802.11n) and backward compatible with Wireless-G (802.11 g) networks, this wireless VGA extender supports data rates up to 150 Mbps, for optimum video and audio quality. The extender also features an integrated USB port, for keyboard/mouse connection.

The WIFI2VGA VGA Wi-Fi Adapter is backed by a StarTech.com 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Saves the cost of running bulky VGA cables
  • Unique single unit design with built in WIFI integration eliminates the need to install a local unit
  • Compatibility with 802.11n/g adapters ensures that a connection can be made with almost any wireless adapter

Applications

Send a VGA signal from your laptop to a ceiling-mounted projector in boardrooms and office buildings

Deliver multimedia presentations to VGA displays at trade-shows and vendor fairs without running cables

Display spreadsheets, graphs and business proposals wirelessly on a display or projector

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Audio Yes
Cabling Wireless Ethernet
Daisy-Chain No
Industry Standards IEEE 802.11n Draft 3.0
64/128-bit WEP, WPA, and WPA2
Ports 1
Performance
Audio Specifications 192kHz, 24-bit stereo audio supported
Frequency Range 2.4 GHz ISM Bands (2.412-2.484 GHz)
General Specifications DDC pass through is not supported
Maximum Analog Resolutions Wide Screen: 720p
Standard: 1280x1024
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 150 Mbps
Supported Resolutions Standard:
1280x1024, 1280x768, 1024x768, 800x600

Widescreen:
1280x720
Connector(s)
Remote Unit Connectors 1 - 3.5 mm Mini-Jack (3 Position) Female
1 - RJ-45 Female
1 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0 Female
1 - VGA (15 pin, High Density D-Sub) Female
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® 8(32/64bit)/ 7(32/64bit)/ Vista(32/64)/ XP(32/64) NOTE: The PC2TV software is not compatible with Windows® 8.1
Special Notes / Requirements
Note The PC2TV software is not compatible with Windows® 8.1
System and Cable Requirements Intel P4 3.0 GHz or better
1 GB RAM
802.11 b/g/n Wi-fi or 10/100 Mbps Ethernet port
Power
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Input Current 0.2A
Input Voltage 110V-240V AC
Output Current 1A
Output Voltage 5 DC
Plug Type M
Power Source AC Adapter Included
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Enclosure Type Plastic
Product Height 1.1 in [27 mm]
Product Length 5.2 in [133 mm]
Product Weight 4.9 oz [140 g]
Product Width 2.8 in [71 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.9 lb [0.4 kg]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - Wifi to VGA Adapter
1 - Universal Power Adapter (US/UK/EU/AUS/JP)
1 - Software/Driver CD
1 - Instruction Manual

Compatibility

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Windows® 8(32/64bit)/ 7(32/64bit)/ Vista(32/64)/ XP(32/64) NOTE: The PC2TV software is not compatible with Windows® 8.1

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Frequently Asked Questions

Before You Buy

You should only use video converters and extenders if it is absolutely necessary to do so. In many cases, most video converters and extenders are not necessary if you purchase the correct cable.

The following table lists the maximum length of cable for common video standards.

Video standard Maximum length
DisplayPort 50 ft. (15.2m)
HDMI 50 ft. (15.2m)
DVI 50 ft. (15.2m)
VGA 200 ft. (71m)

Note: StarTech.com offers cables longer than what is listed above, including active cables, which typically include built-in active signal boosters that allow for longer cables. Active cables are specifically designed to exceed the suggested maximum lengths and are tested at the listed specifications (for example, the maximum listed resolution).

Video adapters

Video adapters passively adapt a cable from one connector type to another. Video adapters do not change the signal type, or change the video standard.

Examples of common applications for adapters include the following:

  • DVI-I to VGA

  • RCA to BNC

  • Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort

  • Couplers (female to female, or male to male)

Note: You can use a coupler to extend a cable for a short distance. However, each coupler that you use can introduce signal loss, which degrades the signal quality.

Video converters

Video converters actively process and change the signal type from one video standard and convert it to another standard. They are typically used to convert digital to analog and vice versa, but can be used to convert a digital signal to another digital video standard (for example, HDMI to DisplayPort).

Video converters work over short distances from the source to the destination: up to 15 feet or 3 meters.

Video extenders

Video extenders convert an input signal to a higher voltage for transmission over longer distances and then convert the input signal back to the original video standard. The input and the output signal will match on a video extender, as the same video standard is maintained end-to-end. If a cable is extended with adapters or converters, the signal quality degrades.

Note: For more information on using a video adapter or converter with a video extender, see the following FAQ: http://www.startech.com/faq/video_signal_converters_convert_then_extend.

Unfortunately a single video source can not output to more than one WIFI2VGA device.  This is a limitation with the software used, and applies to both AP and Client mode.

Installation

Some network equipment may cause a conflict with the WIFI2VGA, preventing the device from entering STA mode. If you're having difficulty setting the WIFI2VGA into STA mode, try the work around method below:

  1. Set the device into STA mode as per the Wireless Network Configuration section of the instruction manual.
  2. While the device is showing the "Configuring Network" message on the monitor connected to the device, unplug the network cable from the WIFI2VGA.
  3. Once back to the "Ready" screen, if it is not showing as being in STA mode, power off the device wait 5 seconds and power it back on.

Once it shows STA mode on the ready screen, run the PC2TV software again.

Troubleshooting

When you troubleshoot issues with a video extender, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:

  • Video and Ethernet cables

  • Video extender

  • Video source (such as a DVD player or computer)

  • Video destination (such as a monitor or projector)

Note: When you are testing setup components, you should avoid using video adapters. For example, if you are converting a VGA source to HDMI for use with an HDMI extender, you should use an HDMI source when you test the components.

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the cable, video extender, video source, and video destination in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.

  • Use a different cable, video extender, video source, and video destination in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test your cables, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Test each cable individually.

  • Use short cables when you are testing.

When you test the video source and video destination, it is recommended that you do the following:

  • Remove the video extender from your setup and test to make sure that the video source and video destination work together without the video extender.

  • Test to make sure that the video source and video destination work together at the resolution that you want to use.

Note: In order for your setup to work properly, the video source, extender, and destination all need to support the resolution that you are using.

WiFi to VGA Wireless Video Extender with Audio – 1280x1024 / 720p

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