I have a Windows 10 machine and a projector. Both of them are connected to the same network (well, not exactly - addresses are: and And I need to share my screen on this projector.

Usually WIN + P does the job, but in this case auto-discovery cannot find the projector (most probably because of not exactly the same subnet).

However, in Windows 7 (and Windows 8, apparently) there is an option to specify an IP-address to connect to, when auto-discovery fails. I've just tested it, because I have a Windows 7 machine too, and everything works fine, I can share my screen from Windows 7 on this projector if I specify its IP-address manually:

manual connection to projector

setting the IP address of projector

But in Windows 10 there is no such option. I cannot find it anywhere - how can I specify the IP-adress of projector? Is there at least some PowerShell command in case it's not possible via standard settings GUI-dialogs?

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    What is the subnet mask? because and are on the same subnet for a /23 or larger network.
    – Hennes
    Commented Apr 12, 2017 at 12:13
  • Can you show us a screenshot where you can specify the IP in Windows 7?
    – Scorpion99
    Commented Apr 12, 2017 at 13:29
  • @Scorpion99, added screenshots to the post.
    – retif
    Commented Apr 12, 2017 at 14:13
  • @Hennes, I changed IP-addresses from real values in this post (just in case), however third octet is different. Anyway, they question is about how to connect to projector via IP-address in Windows 10.
    – retif
    Commented Apr 12, 2017 at 14:16
  • Is there any software which came with your projector?It might have this option inside.
    – Scorpion99
    Commented Apr 13, 2017 at 5:14

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I had a chat with the official Microsoft support and after 1 hour, 2 different support specialists and updating to Windows 10 1703, I finally got the answer about connecting to a projector via network on Windows 10:

...the only way for now in Windows 10 1703 is auto-detection

Although, there is a chance that this particular support specialist doesn't know everything about that, I tend to believe that it is so - you cannot specify the IP address of a projector manually. You can only rely on auto-detection.

Anyway, I've created a corresponding feature-request in their Feedback Hub (can't give you the link, because there is no share option there). Will see, if it will be noticed.

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