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Wireless AC USB adapter to connect to wireless display or miracast adapter

alphatrion 75 10 August 6, 2015 at 03:35 PM
Does anyone know if I can use an external USB adapter like the linksys usb AC wireless adapter to connect to a miracast adapter plugged into my TV like the Netgear PTV 3000

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No you can't with a general wifi adapter. Only specific devices support it for example: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...-_-Product

There are also mircast transmitters that connect to an hdmi port on your computer or other device.
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Tell us a little more what your trying to do. There might be other options.
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So basically I have an old Intel centrino n2200 wireless adapter in built on my laptop (Lenovo y580) the adapter is super bad in maintaining a decent connection but it does support wireless display . I was hoping to replace it with an external wireless adapter that could give me AC speeds but also with the wireless display capability . Unfortunately Lenovo has blacklisted any internal ac adapters
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Quote from alphatrion View Post :
So basically I have an old Intel centrino n2200 wireless adapter in built on my laptop (Lenovo y580) the adapter is super bad in maintaining a decent connection but it does support wireless display . I was hoping to replace it with an external wireless adapter that could give me AC speeds but also with the wireless display capability . Unfortunately Lenovo has blacklisted any internal ac adapters
You can keep using the existing internal card for widi/miracast and use a usb adapter for wifi only.

There may be other internal cards that are supported and also work with widi even if they aren't AC some of these may be an improvement. However, the number and type of antennas in your computer could be a limiting factor. There may also be some settings like the channel that would improve your wifi performance with your existing hardware.
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