Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter with a monitor

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  1. jefhart

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    Does anyone know if you can use the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter to connect a second external monitor? I mainly want to use the second monitor to write code. I considered getting 2 Dell u2715h's and daisy-chaining them but there seems to be a lot of problems with those.

    Right now I am using the dock with a DP -> hdmi adapter to one monitor. I know the MS adapter was designed for tvs but I don't see why it wouldn't work with a monitor.
     
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    HDMI (actually HDCP in HMDI) only allows the one connection and because Miracast is Wireless HDMI you would need to use either a DP or USB with the Wireless Display.
     
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    I'm sorry, I don't follow. How would you use DP or USB with a wireless display? I thought the whole point was there were no cables.
     
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    I don't have a dock for my SP2; in my setup, I have two external daisy-chained monitors.

    When I elect to project to the WDA, the two external monitors go blank and I now only have my TV as a second, external monitor. Thus, I am able to project only to my WDA or only to my daisy-chained monitors; I do not have the ability to simply add the WDA/TV as a third external monitor when I am projecting to my two daisy-chained monitors.
     
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    Sorry....I was under the impression you wanted 2 external monitors..... if you want just want one Wireless will work.
     
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    No, you were right. What you're saying is the wireless device uses the same protocol as the hdmi cable, so it is an either/or situation? I kinda wanted one of these for my tv anyways, so it won't go to waste.
     
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    Have you had any problems with your daisy chain setup? A lot of reviews say there are hiccups with the Dells.
     
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    No, my Dell setup has worked flawlessly from the outset; however, I am very much aware of those posts from others who have problems. The only difference that I noticed is that I am using the 30" Dell monitors and they are not.

    Due to a previous and unrelated incident, I am definitely not a Dell fan; however, I have nothing but positive comments regarding daisy-chaining from my Dell U3014 to the U3011 because it has always worked.
     
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