I purchased a Netgear PTV 1000 and Belkin Screencast and after installing various Intel Video, Wifi, and WIDI drivers, it didn't work. Intel has a bad job of offering so many variation of each of those drivers and was very confusing with no reliable information available online. My Alienware m11x R3 would connect to WIDI but get the error message stating cannot output to display. I've seen Intel Support personnel state that the Core i3 2357M is not supported even though on Intel CPU specs it CLEARLY state WIDI is supported.
My Alienware m11x R3 has Core i3 2357M, Intel Video HD 3000, and Intel Centrino Wifi link 1000 bgn
The combination that worked for me are:
Intel Video Driver 188.8.131.52.2696
Intel Wifi Driver 15.1.1
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY Intel WIDI version 184.108.40.206 here Download Center .
I think you can get latest drivers for Video and Wifi, BUT not WIDI. I tried to install a later version of WIDI and it said my platform is not supported. I even tried the CPU trick method but didn't work until I got this specific version of WIDI driver. Good luck and I hope this helps someone as I spent weeks of frustration.
I understand that you have some questions in regards of the Intel® Wireless Display Technology.
Note that the Intel® Wireless Display Technology will be available in your computer only if your system complies with all the requirements for this technology.
The requirements can be located at:
Be aware that one of the requirements is that the software must be preinstalled and enabled by the system manufacturer, if that is not the case the widi technology will not be available in your system.
Thank you for the generic and uninformative answer, but as you can see, I got it working. Why does intel website for processor specs for i3-2357m shows it supports WiDi, but then WiDi support site only shows a few processor. I think various Intel branches of CPU, graphics, and WiDi team needs to do a better job of consistent drivers and cooperation.
Teaberry, I agree with your observation 100%. You pay for a company's technology and that's the type of answer you get back from them. It's the long way of saying "we don't know, but you probably a computer expert that knows our product better than ourselves". If only they'd at first read the question.
I've been trying to get my Alienware M11x R3 to work with Widi for over a year. I've kept it updated with the latest drivers and even updated the firmware in the Netgear PTV2000HD. I know the Netgear device works as I can get my wife's HP dv6-6173cl to connect without a problem.
My Alienware M11x R3 is configured with:
I would truly love to get this working!