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  1. jhimmel's Avatar
    try not only shutting off wifi on phone but forget your home wifi pw. Even if you shut off wifi on phone it turns on again when u pick smart view. It then automatically connects to home wifi. The dongle makes its own wifi so home wifi interferes with connection to it. You could also turn off wireless router at home.
    Never had to do that before, but tried your suggestion. Same result.
    08-30-2016 08:19 PM
  2. recDNA's Avatar
    so you plugged is usb and hdmi dongle first. What showed up on tv screen? Can you take a picture?
    08-30-2016 08:21 PM
  3. jhimmel's Avatar
    so you plugged is usb and hdmi dongle first. What showed up on tv screen? Can you take a picture?
    Of course. Its working fine with my other phone. I used it all the time. The Note sees it, and tries to connect. The TV shows the display adapter "Connecting to JimsN7..." then fails.
    08-30-2016 08:42 PM
  4. recDNA's Avatar
    Usually that happens if another wifi source interferes. You shut off wireless router? I would also shut off phone it CAN connect to. Give the dongle no other source.

    You're sure it is smartview you are activating on n7 right?
    08-30-2016 08:44 PM
  5. recDNA's Avatar
    BTW, yours does work with another phone? If u stream video for 30 min does hdmi get hot? You have to unplug hdmi to feel it.
    08-30-2016 08:45 PM
  6. jhimmel's Avatar
    No, I didn't shut off wireless router. I shouldn't have to start shutting off things in the house for it to work. Other people are using the wireless router. My other phone just finds it an connects, and I just disconnect when finished. Simple as can be. I don't even disconnect the phone from the wireless router before connecting to the display adapter. It all just works. If I have to tell my phone to forget my network (didn't help anyway), turn off wireless on phone (didn't help either) and turn off my router (didn't try, but shouldn't matter) then it kind of defeats the convenience of the whole thing.
    08-30-2016 08:55 PM
  7. jhimmel's Avatar
    BTW, yours does work with another phone? If u stream video for 30 min does hdmi get hot? You have to unplug hdmi to feel it.
    Yes, it always got pretty hot.
    08-30-2016 08:56 PM
  8. recDNA's Avatar
    No, I didn't shut off wireless router. I shouldn't have to start shutting off things in the house for it to work. Other people are using the wireless router. My other phone just finds it an connects, and I just disconnect when finished. Simple as can be. I don't even disconnect the phone from the wireless router before connecting to the display adapter. It all just works. If I have to tell my phone to forget my network (didn't help anyway), turn off wireless on phone (didn't help either) and turn off my router (didn't try, but shouldn't matter) then it kind of defeats the convenience of the whole thing.
    If your phone connects to wifi (and it will when u hit smart view because smart view turns wifi back on) then it interferes with connection process. Microsoft employee warned me about it. Forgetting the home network should do the trick though even with router on. My phone didn't connect properly until I forgot my home wifi. It only takes a sec to log back in. My guess is the dongle wants to connect to phone 1 so won't connect to phone 2 if wifi network at home is truly forgotten.

    If phone connects to home network and it will when u hit smart view dongle will never work. I had same issue.

    Aren't you worried hot hdmi will fry your tv hdmi port? I am.
    08-30-2016 09:04 PM
  9. jhimmel's Avatar
    My phone is not connecting to WiFi after I "forget" my network, so that shouldn't be it. The dongle doesn't even know phone1 is there until it initiates handshaking, so that shouldn't matter. I have three phones here that connect and disconnect with the adapter at will with no problems - two BlackBerry's, and an LG G4 still on Lolipop. Just the Note 7 won't connect.
    Yeah, I have been a little uncomfortable with how hot the adapter gets sometimes.
    08-30-2016 09:13 PM
  10. recDNA's Avatar
    Ya it is odd. Feels like cache has to be cleared but dongle remembers nothing. Obviously it has to do with the phone. I cannot imagine what. Wifi direct is similar to connecting to wifi network and we know that works. You could bring your N7 to microsoft store and ask if u could try connecting to one of their monitors. I did b4 I bought mine.
    08-30-2016 09:19 PM
  11. jhimmel's Avatar
    Might try the Samsung WI-FI All-Share Cast Hub. We mirror fairly often here, and so far the Note 7 has disappointed in that regard. I want it the be as convenient as my old phones. That's the appeal of it.

    I wonder if you have newer firmware on your adapter.
    08-30-2016 09:26 PM
  12. recDNA's Avatar
    Might try the Samsung WI-FI All-Share Cast Hub. We mirror fairly often here, and so far the Note 7 has disappointed in that regard. I want it the be as convenient as my old phones. That's the appeal of it.

    I wonder if you have newer firmware on your adapter.
    I wanted to buy direct from Samsung but they don't have thrm. Sounds like they stopped building them a while ago.
    08-30-2016 09:28 PM
  13. French's Avatar
    I'm using the Sunbeam dongle and for my testing I was either somewhere that there was no internet other than the phone or I physically unplugged my modem. In both scenarios I had successful connection. I'm only adding this in hopes it helps you or someone else. Perhaps unplugging the modem for a first time connection will do the trick? My hope would be that going forward that would be unnecessary (after the first successful connection)
    08-31-2016 04:27 AM
  14. recDNA's Avatar
    I'm using the Sunbeam dongle and for my testing I was either somewhere that there was no internet other than the phone or I physically unplugged my modem. In both scenarios I had successful connection. I'm only adding this in hopes it helps you or someone else. Perhaps unplugging the modem for a first time connection will do the trick? My hope would be that going forward that would be unnecessary (after the first successful connection)
    I don't think the modem matters. It's the wifi router. Modem brings internet to router. Router broadcasts. Phone can connect to router (and it will) even if modem is off. Of course you might have a combo modem/router in which case... You would be right.
    08-31-2016 06:23 AM
  15. nobrakes's Avatar
    I can mirror my phone to my fire tv fine without being on wifi using smart view.

    Edit: Just tried on my Sony tv without being on wifi and it works also
    08-31-2016 06:44 AM
  16. recDNA's Avatar
    I can mirror my phone to my fire tv fine without being on wifi using smart view.

    Edit: Just tried on my Sony tv without being on wifi and it works also
    Does HDMI plug get hot? You have to unplug and feel it right after 30 min or more play. Only warm on outside but my metal plug hdmi of dongle gets very hot
    08-31-2016 07:28 AM
  17. nobrakes's Avatar
    Does HDMI plug get hot? You have to unplug and feel it right after 30 min or more play. Only warm on outside but my metal plug hdmi of dongle gets very hot
    I used screen mirroring. I didn't use an hdmi dongle
    08-31-2016 08:17 AM
  18. recDNA's Avatar
    Cool. I bought the last year smart samsung tv that did NOT do full mirroring, only photos and phone videos and to do it I must be on home wifi network. The beginning of my story was my home internet was down so home wifi useless so I needed another option.
    08-31-2016 08:22 AM
  19. nobrakes's Avatar
    Cool. I bought the last year smart samsung tv that did NOT do full mirroring, only photos and phone videos and to do it I must be on home wifi network. The beginning of my story was my home internet was down so home wifi useless so I needed another option.
    Oh ok that is dlna. My tv and fire tv uses Miracast
    08-31-2016 08:25 AM
  20. French's Avatar
    I don't think the modem matters. It's the wifi router. Modem brings internet to router. Router broadcasts. Phone can connect to router (and it will) even if modem is off. Of course you might have a combo modem/router in which case... You would be right.
    Even with that, at my friend's house he has no internet at all...no wifi...no modem...no router...no cable. And it worked just fine. Again, only adding what I KNOW since it might help someone else. And of course I want to stay up on what others are discovering in this area.

    Oh, I did want to stream Netflix as part of my testing and I wasn't able to access the data because I think my phone was still trying to tap into the wifi connection via my home internet (which I had unplugged). So I turned it off (wifi on the phone) and then turned turned Smart View back on again which in turn reactivated wifi but it didn't reconnect to my router. I was then able to open Netflix on my phone using LTE.
    08-31-2016 08:27 AM
  21. recDNA's Avatar
    That was my experience. My Microsoft miracast solves my problem. I just don't like the burning hot hdmi and apparently Samsung has stopped making their hub. I wanted to buy direct from Samsung but they gave me the runaround.
    08-31-2016 09:11 AM
  22. wookiee2cu's Avatar
    I can mirror my phone to my fire tv fine without being on wifi using smart view.

    Edit: Just tried on my Sony tv without being on wifi and it works also
    Are you using the Amazon Fire TV Stick or the more expensive Amazon Fire TV?
    08-31-2016 11:50 AM
  23. nobrakes's Avatar
    Are you using the Amazon Fire TV Stick or the more expensive Amazon Fire TV?
    I have both and it works on both
    08-31-2016 05:34 PM
  24. Teamjones's Avatar
    This should be a sticky
    recDNA and French like this.
    09-01-2016 10:22 AM
  25. recDNA's Avatar
    Not that this issue is still important now that our Note 7 are being recalled but if anyone is still interested I found that using a female hdmi to female hdmi converter I connected the Microsoft wireless hdmi adapter to the connector to a 3 foot hdmi cable to my tv. I watched Netflix for 20 minutes. The converter hdmi gets very hot (as before) but the extension hdmi at the tv end stays cool. This setup might toast a 99 cent connector but keeps heat away from my tv. I also used a wallwart to connect to usb power rather than using the tv usb power source. As far as tv is concerned it is just a normal hdmi cable providing picture and sound. I would recommend this as one possible setup. Good picture. Good sound.
    09-02-2016 02:27 PM
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