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How to Fix the “Device Doesn’t Support Miracast” Error in Windows 11

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Nothing ruins a mood like an error message, and this common Miracast one is no different. Fortunately, it can be fixed with a few easy steps.
The Connect app on Windows 11 lets you mirror your Android, iOS devices, tablets, and even another Windows computer screen to your PC. However, when you launch the app, you may encounter the “this device doesn’t support Miracast, so you can’t project to it wirelessly” error.
This error is often triggered for various reasons, including incorrect network configuration. Here we show you how to fix the “your PC or mobile device doesn’t support Miracast, so it can’t project wirelessly” error in Windows 11.
Miracast uses the Wi-Fi network to receive signals from your phone or tablet wirelessly. Most modern devices with Wi-Fi support Miracast and wireless display technology out of the box.
Related: What Is Miracast? How to Use Miracast for Wireless Media Streaming
While the error indicates the device to be Miracast incompatible, the problem often is triggered due to external factors. It includes devices not connected to the same Wi-Fi network, display driver issues, incorrect Wi-Fi configuration, and third-party mirroring app conflict.
Miracast requires both devices to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Connect your Windows 11 computer to a Wi-Fi network if you are using an Ethernet connection. Also, connect your phone or tablet to the same Wi-Fi network.
To enable Wi-Fi on Windows 11:
If the wireless connectivity is not working, here’s how to troubleshoot Wi-Fi not working problem in Windows 11.
Most modern Windows computers are Miracast compatible. However, if you have installed Windows 11 on an older system, check if it supports Miracast. This involves verifying the NDIS driver for the Wi-Fi card.
To check the NDIS driver version:
You can also view the Wireless Display support using PowerShell. Here is how to do it:
You can update your network drivers to get the latest version of the NdisVersion driver. Follow these steps to update your Wi-Fi adapter driver in Device Manager.
Related: What Are Computer Drivers and Why Do You Need to Keep Them Updated?
If no new drivers are available for the Wi-Fi adapter, you can reinstall the Wi-Fi device to fix common network problems. Here’s how to do it.
Windows Firewall may prevent the adapter from connecting to the source device. You can temporarily disable the Windows Defender Firewall to determine if it is causing the issue. If so, you can allow the Wireless Display through the firewall to resolve the problem.
To disable Windows Defender Firewall:
Once the firewall is disabled, try connecting to a wireless display and check if the Miracast error is resolved. If yes, enable Windows Defender Firewall and then follow the steps below.
To allow Wireless Display through Windows Defender Firewall:
Another workaround to fix this error is to set the Wireless Mode Selection value for the adapter to Auto in Device Manager. If the default value is set to 802.11 bg, it may create issues with pairing.
To change the Wi-Fi adapter Wireless Mode Selection value:
Miracast feature is a handy utility to project another device’s screen onto your PC. If you encounter a compatibility error, make sure both the devices are on the same Wi-Fi network to work. Also, reinstall the Wi-Fi adapter device to resolve the problem.
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Tashreef is a developer and works as a technical writer at MakeUseOf. With a bachelor’s degree in Computer Applications, he has over 5 years of experience and covers Microsoft Windows and everything around it. When not looking for a missing semicolon or churning out text, you can find him trying FPS titles or looking for new animated shows and movies.

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