Setup & Usage
Before you setup the base unit and adapters you first want to install the software on your computer. Included is an install CD. They do give you the option to download the latest drives from the internet so we went with that option.
Once the drivers were downloaded we went ahead and installed them. Once installation is complete it will ask you to update the firmware on each of the adapters. Simply plug them into an open USB port and go through the instructions. After they are updated you are ready to go.
Now you can go ahead and plug the adapters in; one in your laptop or computer and the other in the base. On the base you have 2 main outputs, VGA and HDMI. Since we will be using this with our LCD TV we are going to use HDMI, which is both audio and video.
Once you have everything all setup windows should automatically detect the adapters and try and make a connection. You should see a small Wireless USB icon in your taskbar. If you double click on it, it will show you the wireless USB connection and if the device is connected properly.
If everything is setup and running correctly Windows will automatically detect that there is an external display connected. You can choose to extend your desktop on to the display, clone your display, or only show the desktop on one of the displays. This is just as if you had another display directly connected to your system, except this one is connected wirelessly!
I tested out the adapter with my Sharp Aquos 42-inch LCD TV. I had my laptop about 7 feet away from the base adapter. It was nice to be able to watch YouTube and other videos on the big screen without having to connect a HDMI cable and having my laptop sit really close to the TV. To test the distance I started moving back from the TV and noticed at about 20 feet the picture on the TV started to get a little distorted. We tested streaming a 720p movie to the TV and the system load was about 40%.