How to Connect Laptop to Projector [Various Easy Way]

Last updated by Nitish_Lakra on June 20, 2022

How to Connect Laptop to Projector

If you are a teacher, business folk, and home theater enthusiast. Then today’s article is going to be very important. In this article, I am going to tell you various to Connect a Laptop to Projector.

In this article. I have tried to describe every laptop to projector connection. By image, so you can understand easily.

Between these steps, I will also tell you how you can resolve issues. If you are not successful, connect your laptop to the projector.

And at the end of the article, I resolve some big problems people face. When they try to connect the laptop to the projector.

So stick to the end of the article. You will get everything on how to connect a laptop to a projector.

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How to connect the laptop to a projector with the HDMI?

Turn off everything and start from step one.

Step 1: Turn On Projector

First of all we power up the projector. It’s the best time to restart the projector. If you haven’t restarted the projector for a long time.

Step 2: HDMI to the Projector

Projector Ports

Now the projector is warm up. This time to take the good quality HDMI cable. And then identify the HDMI port in the port interface of your projector. Connect any end of the HDMI cable tight in the HDMI port of the projector. And move to the next step.

Step 3: Power on the laptop

Power on/restart projector. I will suggest you to restart the projector.

Step 4: HDMI to the Laptop

VGA, HDMI and USB ports in the laptop

It’s time to connect the second HDMI cable end with the laptop. When you insert the HDMI cable inside the HDMI port of the laptop.

It will immediately recognize the HDMI cable connection. And you will see the projection of the screen on the screen. 

If not then. Press the input search button on the projector, so you can choose the right HDMI slot for projection. Or press the Windows + P button simultaneously on your projector. And you get the different screen settings.

On your laptop screen. Like Pc screen only, Duplicate, Extended and Second screen only. From these screen options most of the time you should go with the Duplicate.

And you get the projection of your laptop screen on the projector.

Still facing issues, restart the projector and laptop again. And repeat the connection process.

Things to be noticed

In three simple steps, you can connect the laptop to the projector. But there are some things you should care about. Your connection direction should be from projector to laptop

This is the ideal direction to connect your projector and laptop. Because it loads the signal in the right way. And your projector connects with the laptop immediately.

And when you connect the laptop to the projector. Your laptop will do not recognize the HDMI cable correctly. And you have to disconnect the HDMI cable once from the laptop to see the projection.

What about the audio?

As we all know HDMI cable carries both audio and video signals. If you want you can use the projector speakers for small gatherings. Or can connect the external speakers with the projector through the aux cable.

And also you can connect the external speakers with the laptop directly. By using the aux cable and aux port available on the laptop. The choice is up to you, for audio output. How you want the audio output, according to your comfort.

And also you can choose the audio output settings from the laptop audio settings. Go to your audio output settings on your laptop. You will get the Dialogue box-like “Choose audio output settings” on your laptop. 

Here it could be a different interface for you. But the option will be the same audio output by laptop speakers or by the projector you have connected.

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How to connect the laptop to a projector with the VGA Cable?

Step 1: Power Source Setup

Right now our projector is off. We take a power cable and connect it to the power board and switch it on. And press the power button on the projector.

Step 2: Take a VGA cable

Now we select the good quality VGA cable for the connection. Which have two VGA heads. As you can see in the image. And don’t confuse between which side of the cable goes in the projector and laptop. You can start with any side.

VGA cable

Step 3: VGA cable to a projector

Projector Ports

Now the projector is on. In my case, I have only one VGA port, as you can see in the image. If you have two VGA ports you can go with any VGA port. 

You to have figured out which VGA port you will go with. Then hook up the one end of the VGA cable in the VGA port of the projector.

And press the input search button on the remote or the projector. To select the VGA port slot of your projector. So your projector can recognize it. And the response to it.

Let’s go ahead.

Step4: VGA cable to a Laptop

HDMI, VGA and USB ports in the laptop

This is our last step. To do this step. Power on the projector. And Take the other end of the VGA cable. And plug the VGA cable in the VGA port of the projector. If you wanna see how VGA ports look like in the projector you can see in the image I have added. 

Make sure your laptop is in the correct settings. I mean to say your laptop should recognize the VGA cable. If it doesn’t check your laptop output settings.

Verdict: If you had correctly plugged both side VGA cable in the projector and laptop. And if you select the VGA port on both devices you will see the projection of your laptop screen.

VGA ports only carry video signals. So for the audio output. You have to plug the aux cable into the laptop. And connect that aux cable with the external speakers.

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How to connect a laptop to a projector Wirelessly?

How to connect a laptop to a projector with Wireless and Wifi

For the wireless connection, your windows laptop should have windows ten pre-installed. And your projector should support miracast. If not you can buy the cast dongle, like google chrome cast.

And both devices should be committed to the same wifi network. So let’s start a step-by-step connection tutorial.

Step 1: Setup Wifi 

Turn on your home wifi. Here I would like to name the wifi for example so we don’t get confused. The wifi name will be wifi1952, it could be different for you.

Step 2: Wifi settings on the Bothe Device

Go to network settings on your projector. And in wifi settings find the wifi1952. And connect with it. Also, don’t forget to connect the laptop with the same wifi wifi1952. Move to the next step.

Step 3: Wireless settings on the laptop

Press the Windows + K button on your projector. And you will get something like this as you can see in the below image.

Wireless device available to connect in the laptop

As you can see in the image. You will get the option like this to connect. In the image, you are seeing my Dell 4d55 monitor. You will get the option to connect with the projector if it supports miracast.

When successfully connecting both the projector. On the top of the screen. You will get the setting logo when you click on that logo. 

You can change the screen preference to Gaming and Video. By default, it will be on the Working Video. So these are some simple steps to connect your laptop to a projector wirelessly with the help of wifi. And the major thing about this way. You can connect the projector and laptop without any need for VGA/HDMI cables and ports.

Conclusion.

So in this article, we learn the various way on How to Connect a Laptop to Projector with the various cables, adapter, and devices. I hope you all guys enjoy this article. 

Get the way you want to connect your projector to your laptop. And at the end of the article, I have added some queries which people repeatedly people ask.

See you next time…


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