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
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
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
|Industry Standards||IEEE 802.11n Draft 3.0
64/128-bit WEP, WPA, and WPA2
|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
|Maximum Data Transfer Rate||150 Mbps|
1280x1024, 1280x768, 1024x768, 800x600
|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|
|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
|Center Tip Polarity||Positive|
|Input Voltage||110V-240V AC|
|Output Voltage||5 DC|
|Power Source||AC Adapter Included|
|Product Height||27 mm [1.1 in]|
|Product Length||133 mm [5.2 in]|
|Product Weight||140 g [4.9 oz]|
|Product Width||71 mm [2.8 in]|
|Shipping (Package) Weight||0.4 kg [0.9 lb]|
|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|
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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 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 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 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.
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:
- Set the device into STA mode as per the Wireless Network Configuration section of the instruction manual.
- While the device is showing the "Configuring Network" message on the monitor connected to the device, unplug the network cable from the WIFI2VGA.
- 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.
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 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.
If the video on the remote display is being cut off or shifted, try the following:
Lower the resolution, wait a few seconds after the resolution change has taken effect, then adjust back to your desired resolution. This will force the screen to refresh itself and it should display normally.
If the image looks off and/or the text is offset, making certain features inaccessible, try the following:
- Right-click on the desktop and select Personalize.
- Click Display on the bottom left of the window.
- Ensure this is set to 100%. Setting this to 125% or 150% will cause the text in the software for this unit to shift, and not fit correctly.
Compliance and Safety
- If product has an exposed circuit board, do not touch the product under power.
- If Class 1 Laser Product. Laser radiation is present when the system is open.
- Wiring terminations should not be made with the product and/or electric lines under power.
- Product installation and/or mounting should be completed by a certified professional as per the local safety and building code guidelines.
- Cables (including power and charging cables) should be placed and routed to avoid creating electric, tripping or safety hazards.
* Product appearance and specifications are subject to change without notice.