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Wireless Display Adapter with HDMI - 1080p

Connect - Collaborate - Communicate

Product ID: WIFI2HDMC

  • Native compatibility with hundreds of devices (Miracast)
  • Software included for additional device compatibility (Windows)
  • Built-in media server for wireless or USB storage devices
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  • HDMI output with 1080p support
  • Optional LAN port for wired devices
  • Optional analog audio/video out with included cable
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Overview

Wirelessly broadcast your smartphone, tablet, or laptop onto any HDMI display with this wireless Miracast adapter. The HDMI over wireless adapter natively supports Miracast enabled mobile devices such as Android smartphones & tablets, and Windows® 8.1 laptops, Ultrabooks & Surface tablets. Additional Software is also included with the Miracast receiver for guaranteed compatibility with Windows based computers through a standard Wi-Fi or wired LAN connection.

Connect

Keep your boardroom free of clutter by wirelessly connecting your HDMI projector to almost any mobile device. With native support for a broad range of Miracast smartphones and tablets including Samsung devices that run All-share and Screen Mirror software, this Miracast receiver is perfect for BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) office and boardroom applications.

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Collaborate

Synergize with your co-workers by effortlessly and wirelessly sharing and switching your display between different video source devices. The Miracast adapter has an intuitive interface that ensures hassle-free operation.

Tablet shares it's screen with a boardroom display

Communicate

Your mobile device is designed to be portable. This means the screen is too small to share with more than two people. Present big ideas on the big screen from the comfort and portability of your own smartphone, tablet, or laptop.

The WIFI2HDMC is backed by a 2-year warranty and free lifetime technical support.

The StarTech.com Advantage

  • Connect wirelessly, and make BYOD simple without the hassle of cables and clutter
  • Collaborate with co-workers by easily and wirelessly switching between mobile source devices
  • Communicate by presenting on the big screen from the comfort of your own tablet, smartphone, or laptop

Applications

Display audio/video content such as a presentation from your smartphone or tablet on a boardroom projector

Share photos or video with audio from your smartphone or tablet to your home theatre system

Display multimedia presentations on HDMI displays at trade-shows and vendor fairs from a portable smartphone or tablet

Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty 2 Years
Hardware
Audio Yes
Cabling Wireless Ethernet
Daisy-Chain No
Output Signal HDMI
Ports 1
Performance
Maximum Digital Resolutions 1920x1080/1080p
Supported File Formats in Media Server Mode AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-TS, MPEG-4, 3GP, 3GP2, MOV, WMV and DVR-MS
Wide Screen Supported Yes
Connector(s)
Connector A 1 - Wireless N (IEEE 802.11n)
Connector B 1 - 3.5 mm Mini-Jack (3 Position) Female
1 - HDMI (19 pin) Female
1 - RJ-45 Female
1 - USB Type-A (4 pin) USB 2.0 Female
Software
OS Compatibility Windows® 10 (32/64)
Windows 8 / 8.1 (32/64)
Windows 7(32/64)
Windows Vista (32/64)
Android (v.4.3 and above)
Indicators
LED Indicators 1 - Power/Activity LED
Power
Input Voltage 100 ~ 240 AC
Output Current 1A
Output Voltage 5 DC
Power Consumption (In Watts) 5
Power Source AC Adapter Included
Environmental
Humidity 20%~80%
Operating Temperature 0°C to 45°C (32°F to 131°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
Physical Characteristics
Color Black
Enclosure Type Plastic
Product Height 1 in [26 mm]
Product Length 2.6 in [65 mm]
Product Weight 2.8 oz [79 g]
Product Width 3.3 in [85 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 16.9 oz [478 g]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - Wireless Display Adapter
1 - Power Adapter (NA)
1 - USB Cable to Power Adapter Port (optional for USB Power source)
1 - 4 position A/V cable
1 - Software Installation Disc
1 - Quick Installation Guide

Compatibility

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Windows® 10 (32/64)
Windows 8 / 8.1 (32/64)
Windows 7(32/64)
Windows Vista (32/64)
Android (v.4.3 and above)

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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.

This device outputs HDMI video signals. If you have a display or video destination that uses another type of video connection, there are ways that you can convert the video signal or connection. These options are outlined below and organized by the target connection.

HDCP

When you consider whether to convert an HDMI video signal to another connection type, it is important to know if the media that is being converted from the HDMI video connection is protected by High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). If the media is protected by HDCP, you cannot convert to analog video connections because they do not support HDCP. You may experience this issue when you use devices like Blu-ray players, DVD players, and certain gaming consoles.

Target connection Conversion
VGA HDMI to VGA: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=HDMI&filter_AVOUTPUT=VGA.
DVI

HDMI to DVI: https://www.startech.com/Cables/Audio-Video/HDMI/HDMI-to-DVI/.

DisplayPort HDMI to DisplayPort: https://www.startech.com/AV/Converters/Video/?filter_AVINPUT=HDMI&filter_AVOUTPUT=DisplayPort.

 

Installation

Note: In firmware 2.0.2, you need to press the Mode button to show the PC, NB, Phone, or Tablet splash screen.

Complete the following steps to install the AirFun software.

  1. To connect to your device, do any of the following:
  • If you are using a wired setup, use an Ethernet cable to connect to your device. 
  • If you are using a wireless setup, add your device to the network. 
  • If you are in AP mode, connect your device directly to its own wireless network. See the home screen on the TV, monitor, or projector for instructions.
  1. To open the web interface, open a web browser and type the IP address on the home screen into the address bar.

Note: You need to be on the same subnet as the WIFI2HDMC, which means that for an IP address similar to WWW.XXX.YYY.ZZZ, WWW, XXX, and YYY must be the same number, and ZZZ must be a different number.

For more information about how to change your IP address, refer to the following FAQ: https://www.startech.com/support/faqs/technical-support?topic=networking#ip-address-change-windows-mac-os.

  1. On the home screen of the web interface, click the Download For Windows button.
  2. Right-click the AirFunInstall setup file, and click Run as Administrator.

Complete the following steps to run the AirFun software.

  1. Double-click the AirFun software.
  2. In the Device List, click WIFI2HDMC.
  3. To add items to playlists, drag and drop media files into the Photo/Music Playback playlist or the Video Playback playlist. Once media files are added to either playlist, the media starts playing immediately.

Note: You cannot use both types of playlists at the same time. To stop using one playlist and switch to another, close the software and reopen it again.

The AirFun software includes a media playback tool with basic features like repeat, previous, next, play or pause, volume control (for the WIFI2HDMC specifically), and a timer that displays how far into the song or video you are and how much is left.

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.

PlayTo is an alternative to AirFun in Windows 8.1 only.


Note: In Firmware version 2.0.2, you need to press the Mode button to open the PC, NB, phone, tablet, iPhone, iPad, Miracast, or WiDi splash screen.

Use Windows Explorer to access PlayTo

  1. To connect to your device, do any of the following:
    • If you are using a wired setup, use an Ethernet cable to connect to your device.
    • If you are using a wireless setup, add your device to your network.
    • If you are in AP mode, connect your device directly to its own wireless network.
    • Use WiDi to connect to your device.
    • Use Miracast to connect to your device.
  2. Right-click the media files that you would like to play.
  3. Click PlayTo.
  4. Click WIFI2HDMC.
  5. To add items to playlists, drag and drop media files to the playlist window. You can also rearrange the playlist by dragging and dropping the media files.

Use Microsoft applications to access PlayTo

  1. Use a Microsoft application to play the media files.
  2. Press Windows key + C.
  3. Click Devices.
  4. Click Play.
  5. Click WIFI2HDMC.

Note: The media files are still being played using the Microsoft app.

You can follow the steps listed above with any app that comes in the Microsoft App Store or that comes installed on your computer, tablet, or phone.

Note: In firmware 2.0.2, you need to press the Mode button to open the Miracast or WiDi splash screen.

Complete the following steps to check Miracast capability.

  1. To open the Charms menu, press the Windows key + C.
  2. Click Devices.
  3. Click Project.

If you see an Add wireless display link, the computer supports Miracast.

Note: If this option is missing, check for video card and wireless networking card driver updates.

Complete the following steps to connect using Miracast.

  1. Click Add wireless display.
  2. Click WIFI2HDMC. The screen will mirror to your TV, monitor, or projector.

The video card driver must support WDDM 1.3 or higher to use Miracast. To check this, do the following:

  1. Press Windows key + X.
  2. Click Run.
  3. Type dxiag.exe and press Enter.
  4. Click the Display tab.

The wireless card driver must support NDIS 6.3 or higher. To check this, do the following:

  1. Press the Windows key + C.
  2. Click Search.
  3. Type Windows Powershell.
  4. Right-click Windows Powershell and click Run as administrator.
  5. Type Get-NetAdapater | Select Name, NdisVersion.

Note: The wireless card and the video card must also support Miracast specifically.

Note: Miracast must be natively supported by the device.

In firmware 2.0.2, you need to press the Mode button to show the Miracast or WiDi splash screen.

To use Miracast with an Android device, do the following:

  • If you are using a wired setup, use an Ethernet cable to connect to your device. 
  • If you are using a wireless setup, add your device to your network.
  • If you are in AP mode, connect your device directly to its own wireless network. See the home screen on the TV, monitor, or projector for instructions.
  1. Click Settings.
  2. Select the Screen Mirroring option. You should see a mirror image of the Android device on the TV, monitor, or projector.

Note: Samsung devices with Miracast may require a patch from the Google Play store to function correctly with Miracast and WIFI2HDMC.

Note: The computer must be WiDi certified. WiDi is a built-in protocol that is based on Intel’s CPU and wireless networking cards.

In firmware 2.0.2, you need to press the Mode button to show the Miracast or WiDi splash screen.

  1. To use Intel’s online Driver Update Utility to automatically check for new drivers and the WiDi application, navigate to http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect.
  2. Open the WiDi application on your computer.
  3. To start mirroring the screen, select the WIFI2HDMC option.
     

Note: In firmware 2.0.2, you need to press the Mode button to switch between the two splash screens. The splash screens appear as follows:

  • PC/NB, phone, tablet, iPhone and iPad
  • Miracast and WiDi

There are three ways that you can connect to the WIFI2HDMC, and they are listed below in order of performance.

Wired

  • The HDMI source is connected directly to the device using an Ethernet cable. By default, the IP address is assigned by DHCP but a static IP address can be set.

AP Mode
Note: This option is disabled when an Ethernet cable is connected or Wi-Fi is connected to another access point.

  • The device acts as an access point that can be directly connected to and does not involve a network. The two encryption options are Open Network and WPA.

Wireless

  • The device is added to a wireless network and can be accessed by any other device on the network. The device is controlled by using the Web interface, which you can access by typing the IP address of the unit into a web browser. Initially, you need to set up some options. The IP address is assigned by DHCP, and a static IP address cannot be set by this device. The two encryption options are Open Network and WPA.

Note: Miracast and WiDi use their own encryption methods.

Note: The MAC address is listed on a splash screen with the 2.0.2 firmware update.

  1. Use an Ethernet cable to plug the device directly into a Windows computer.
  2. Click Start. If you are using a computer that is running Windows 8, press the Windows key + X.
  3. Do one of the following:
  • Click Command Prompt or Run.
  • Type cmd and press Enter.
  1. In the Command Prompt window, type arp -a and press Enter. A list of all of the IP addresses connected to the computer will be displayed, along with the MAC addresses associated with them.

Note: The IP address for WIFI2HDMC is listed on one of the splash screens that is displayed when you move through the different modes.

  1. To determine the MAC address for WIFI2HDMC, compare the IP address displayed on the splash screen with the list displayed in the Command Prompt window.

This device's default static IP address is 192.168.59.254.

You should not upgrade your device's firmware if you do not have any issues with the functionality of your device. The only time you should consider an upgrade is if you are experiencing a problem with the device, and you have confirmed that the firmware addresses this problem.  You can confirm this is the case by reviewing the documentation included with the firmware or by consulting with our Technical Support team. Incorrectly upgrading firmware can result in diminished performance so it is best to contact StarTech.com if you would like to perform this operation.

Wireless Display Adapter with HDMI - 1080p

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(4 stars) Good solution with limitations

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The notebook needs to be on the podium, not within cable distance to the projector. Clickers force the speaker to turn their back to the audience: bad idea. Startech's adapter fixes that problem. However, it misses critical features for some applications. 1. It does not retain its connection if the HDMI signal is momentarily interrupted by an HDMI source. If a kiosk-powerpoint presents one PowerPoint presentation for timed announcements or meeting agenda, and another PowerPoint presentation supports a speaker's presentation, the device reboots when they are switched, even from the same notebook. HDMI switches have the same problem when the MC's notebook is different than the guest speaker's notebook. 2. The adapter is vulnerable to the issues that bother WiFi transmission. However, metal reflection and ballast transformers are something that no WiFi receiver can tolerate, including this device. 3. Apple computer devices have compatibility issues with this device because Apple products have their own proprietary protocols. IEEE standards compliance matters. Apple Computer learns its economics lessons the hard way.
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(4 stars) Good product

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So I've been on the search for a product like this for about 3 months. I have Samsung devices (phones and tablets) and decided to use the Samsung allshare cast dongle. It worked but lagged all. When I ordered this device from Startech, didn't expect much but boy was I surprised. Setting it up was ok, but could be better, but once you get it setup, there is very very little lag at all, everything streams well and is better than the Samsung dongle.
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