How to Wifi connect windows 7 desktop pc to tv

August 4, 2015 at 06:29:29
Specs: Win7 64x prof, Intel core 2 Duo E8200 / 4Gb I think DDR2
Hi i want to connect my desktop pc upstairs to my tv downstairs so i can play games watch films ect downstairs without the noise of the fans and without a bulky tower in the living room

Problems is the desktop pc is windows 7 and about 4 years old so it doesnt support miracast and is not windows 8 either

I do not want to spend good money replacing a pc and i do not want windows 8 either when windows 7 apart from this is perfect for me

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August 4, 2015 at 06:49:24
Assuming you have a router, you could purchase a USB Wireless device for the TV if there is a USB port on it.

More details as to your setup might be helpful.

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August 4, 2015 at 10:27:17
How do you think you are going to control the pc from the living room?
Best you can do is make the pc a media server. This will work with songs and video but not games. Otherwise you need a direct video and sound connection from the pc to the TV

Both the TV and the PC have to be connected to a router either by wired or wireless connection. TV has to support connecting to a media server. Some have software to download to the pc so the TV can address the media.

Frankly I find a Roku and subscriptions to Netflix and Amazon video on demand well worth the price considering ease of setup and what you have available to see.

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August 4, 2015 at 12:25:03
Thanks for the replys i am a bit of a layman though when it comes to wifi and routers etc, controlling the pc wouldnt be a problem with a wireless keyboard and mouse im assuming

Short of drilling 2 holes in the front of the house and routing a hdmi lead from the base unit upstairs to the tv downstairs ( which is feasable ) and having a wireless keyboard and mouse downatairs plus wireless speakers, i was hoping for a wireless beaming adapter like from a windows 8+ laptop to a vga or hdmi input on the back of a tv

Ive had problems with wifi networking in the past and have always just gone down the ethernet route.

I know it sounds a faff with allbthis juat to have the base unit in a different room but the sound or even slight humm if i upgrade rhe fans is a distraction to games and films.

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August 4, 2015 at 12:32:15
Oh Beachy ive been renovating my first home and i still havnt got a broadband package and router yet, Just using 4g on my phone and wifi hotspot to my laptop upto now, so you mean that if i just setup my broadband with the router that is supplied.. all i have to do then is connect the tv to the router by ethernet or a wireless dongle to usb?

I would still need the wireless mouse and keyboard downstairs plus speakers for better sound

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August 5, 2015 at 11:07:40
The TV would have to have built in wifi or Ethernet port. You can not use a wifi dongle because you have to load software to run it. You can't do that on a TV.

Bluetooth mice and keyboards don't have unlimited range. The signal may not go through the ceiling.

Is your TV a smart TV as in it has wifi or Ethernet port?
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August 9, 2015 at 02:38:32
I don't have a tv yet or broadband, sorry I know I wrote my tv in the original question but I meant for when I get one, I just threw the question out so I know what items or features I need when the time comes so I don't waste money.

just a quick search on youtube I have now found this...

it looks promising but 1 thing that wasn't mentioned was from pc to tv, I am assuming though that the wifi boxes are just a link between each hdmi port and all I would need is a hdmi card for the pc and I can then have the tv as a monitor, and for television programs I can just sign upto internet subscriptions and negate the need for a set top box :)

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