Mike, I have X220 laptop with Intel N6205 advanced network adapter and I also tred to connect to my LG LM6700 TV. So far I couldn't go that far... How did you connect (steps)?
The "Intel My WiFi Technology" screen on my laptop gives me 3 options for adding a new device. It's not clear how to use any of them with this TV.
I guess you didn't add the device (TV) from your laptop, but rather enabled the "Wi-Fi Screen Share" on the TV and let it scan for the laptop?
Please could you explain the steps? Then I will be able to test it too.
Thanks a lot,
As I understand it, you have to:
- Enable the WiFi Screen Share setting on the TV
- Enable the Intel My WiFi Technology on your laptop
- Run the program called "Intel(R) WiDi" on your laptop (if you didn't install this already, you can find it as item #3 in the table shown on this page)
- Click on Scan for available adapters (you may have to do this several times before it sees the TV)
- Once it has found the TV, click Connect
- The TV will prompt you to allow the connection, use your remote to accept the connection.
If you are connecting the two devices for the very first time, there is an additional step where it prompts you for a 4 digit PIN number. Sorry, I don't recall exactly when and how that happens, but it's easy to do.
Please let me know if you have the same problem that I described in my original post - where WiDi will only connect properly if the laptop has been rebooted, and will time out if it has been on standby.
On this case the recommendation is to change the power option to not have the system to be on stand by, use the following power options: under the select a power plan heading: check to ensure the balanced radio button is marked and next to the current plan click change plan settings, change the Dim the display by, Turn off the Display, under either / or On Battery and plugged in deadings set update the computer sleep option to a longer time setting.
try this Mike:
I have the same problem coming out of standby where the adapter keeps displaying "cannot obtain network address". but this simple workaround avoids rebooting the laptop.
Thank you ElectronicsGuy!
That workaround worked for me perfectly. A shame to have to do this every time, but infinitely better than rebooting.
In case the link to the other thread breaks, for the benefit of anyone else with this issue, here is the workaround:
- Open Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network Connections
- Find the wireless connections with the device name: "Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter". Note that you may have more than one of these. You need to figure out which one is related to your Intel WIDI connection. For me, it was the one with the status of "Unidentified Network".
- Disable that connection. After a few seconds you should get a notification in the system tray from Intel My WiFi that it cannot find the adapter. (If you don't get this notification, try a different "Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter".)
- Wait a few seconds, then re-enable that connection.
From this point, your Intel WIDI should be able to connect as designed.
For anyone from Intel reading this - note that I have upgraded since the original post, and can confirm this problem still exists in WiDi software version 188.8.131.52.