Enable Wireless Display (WiDi) on Surface Pro Windows 8

Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) allows user to wirelessly stream video and photo to TV. With the new software updates, it is easy to use WiDi on Surface Pro tablet and Windows 8 computer.

How to Enable Wireless Display (WiDi) on Surface Pro tablet or Windows 8 PC
* It’s disappointing that the Pro tablet has a Marvell Wireless radio chip and it does not doMiracast either. Make sure you have WiDi 2.0 adapter with latest firmware 3.1.29.0, such as DLink DHD131, Netgear PTV2000 and Belkin F7D4501.
* Download and install the latest software:
Graphics driver for Intel HD 32-bit and 64-bit version link
Intel Wireless ProSet driver and software 15.5.6 version
Intel WiDi Software v3.5.40.0

* Run WiDi software to find your WiDi adapter and connect. When it show “Device Pairing”, on TV screen, enter four-digit security code > continue > IntelWiDiAdapter > Next > Enter the WPS PIN for your television > Next > Update firmware.
* The adapter will restart again > clcik continue on Device Pairing screen > select your WiDi Adapter while ask “Choose a device or printer to add to this PC”
* Now your television will duplicate the computer or Surface’s screen.

6 thoughts on “Enable Wireless Display (WiDi) on Surface Pro Windows 8

  1. Surface Pro does have Intel i5 processor but it does NOT have Intel Wireless adapter so WiDi will NOT be supported on Surface Pro. I don’t get why could’nt microsoft use Intel Wireless instead of Marvell?

  2. My question is why does the Surface Rt detect my Belkin WIDI?
    My belkin even provides me with a passcode when I try to connect both of them and my even detects this and let’s me input a passcode, just that after that nothing happens until it times out.

  3. The reason you’re able to detect the Belkin WiDi is because the Wi-Fi Direct (P2P) in Windows 8 is able to pick it up. You can detect and attempt the connection, but it does not pair because there’s no wireless display application associated to it.
    Unfortunately Intel wireless display (WiDi) application doesn’t run on the Surface due to an incompatible (non-Intel) wireless chipset.
    The alternative is ActionTech ScreenBeam Kit or you can swap to an Intel wireless chipset if you’re brave enough.

  4. Its a shame we pay this kind of money for junk like this,MS loves too screw people over in this day and age you would think they could put the right chip in these they know what they should do shame on you MS, Can’t even stream a pro tablet too a tv wirless

    • Hi Bill
      I have a TV with Miracast and it works with my Surface Pro, streaming Movies and drops no frames (and audio in sync).

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