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    Question do I need a router to use miracast

    I want to buy a miracast dongle to use in my brothers Internet-less house to watch Netflix on his big screen. Does he need a router for me to use miracast? I have unlimited 4g and he has zero internet. Also do you know if Samsung Or netgear is releasing a new miracast dongle because its been over a year since they released a new miracast dongle and I want a newer one without bugs. I'm leaning towards the un realeased sony IM10 miracast dongle http://www.sonymobile.com/gb/product...-display-im10/
    Last edited by Tyler Lietz; 11-08-2013 at 03:18 AM.
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    Default Re: do I need a router to use miracast

    These Miracast dongles have 'WiFi direct' like this Sony has, therefore you'd not need a router controlled WiFi home network.

    But if I had a Note I'd look for a Samsung Allshare dongle, just to be sure
    Last edited by Adamsberg; 11-08-2013 at 03:43 AM.
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    Default Re: do I need a router to use miracast

    Quote Originally Posted by Adamsberg View Post
    These Miracast dongles have 'WiFi direct' like this Sony has, therefore you'd not need a router controlled WiFi home network.

    But if I had a Note I'd look for a Samsung Allshare dongle, just to be sure
    Well does my phone need to use wifi to load browser pages and netflix while on miracast or will it just use my 4g while beaming it to the tv using wifi direct
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    Default Re: do I need a router to use miracast

    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler Lietz View Post
    ... will it just use my 4g while beaming it to the tv using wifi direct
    With my HTC phone on 3G I'm beaming Youtube via WiFi direct to a HTC Miracast dongle on my Sony TV ... your Note should also be able to do this.
    With the phone and the dongle both on WiFi home network I get even some lagging.
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    Default Re: do I need a router to use miracast

    Quote Originally Posted by Adamsberg View Post
    With my HTC phone on 3G I'm beaming Youtube via WiFi direct to a HTC Miracast dongle on my Sony TV ... your Note should also be able to do this.
    With the phone and the dongle both on WiFi home network I get even some lagging.
    Thanks. Miracast websites didn't really give much info on data use when it came to miracast.
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    Question Re: do I need a router to use miracast

    Were you able to get it to work? I have a note 2 and my phone switches from 4g to wifi about 30 seconds into the connection and that cuts out my screen mirroring. If I switch to wifi before I connect the mirroring the mirroring seems to stay connected most of the time. But I need the 4g speed because my wifi is not the best.

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