Netgear PTV3000

NetGear's PTV300 Miracast adapter has been available for some time now, but it just recently received a firmware update that made it compatible with a number of Android devices. Now at v2.2.9, which is the third official firmware update (Android functionality was added in 2.2.7), supported devices now include:

  • Samsung Galaxy S3  (Android 4.1.1 or above)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note II  
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
  • LG Optimus G  (Android 4.0.4 or above)
  • Google Nexus 4 (Android 4.2.1)
  • Sony Xperia (various models with Android 4.0.4 or above) 

Miracast remains a fairly new standard, so some hiccups may still arise. Lakeeast in our Nexus 4 forums says the recent Android 4.2.2 update might have affected things, but we've yet to confirm this. (Still trying to our PTV3000 updated from a the last firmware update.) If you've got one, give it a shot. And if you're still on the fence, keep an eye out to see what's what.

We've got the full v2.2.9 changelog after the break.

Download: PTV3000 v.2.2.9

NetGear PTV3000 Version 2.2.9 firmware update changelog

  • Miracast support for compatible mobile phones and tablets.
  • Combined Intel wireless display (Widi) and Miracast a single user interface.  There is no need to use the push button on the side of the PTV3000 unit to switch between Widi and Miracast modes.  The side push-button is strictly used to go into FW update mode.
  • (Miracast)  Both PIN and PBC methods for WPS are supported.  The device automatically communicates with the source device (mobile phone, tablet or laptop) to determine which WPS method to use.
  • (Miracast) The device is already PBC ready waiting for source to initiate connection.
  • Fixed HDCP connection error issue with some Sony mobile phones.
  • Fixed issue that screen projection does not take place until swiping action takes place on mobile phone.
  • Fixed some disconnection with mobile phone.
  • Device does not allow second Widi or Miracast souce device to interrupt existing Widi or Miracast session.
  • Enable 5Ghz Miracast operation with preferred operating channel as channel 40.
  • Reduced image size and faster boot time.
  • Fixed system lockup issue after wrong PIN entry.
  • Improved connectivity with Intel Widi running under Win8.  Repaired issue in win8 that device connection has issue after removal of device under Devices and Printers interface in Win8.
  • Fixed issue of connecting screen appearing after a session teardown on Win7 laptop.
  • Fixed issue of one Widi session affecting screen projection of subsequent Widi or Miracast session.
  • (Widi) Fixed issue of cursor position not updated until "resize TV picture" takes place.
  • Fixed kernel panic issue that system goes into a non-responsive state.
  • Implement regional domain control allowing shipment to Europe, Australia, and Canada.
  • Localization support for international languages.
 

Reader comments

Netgear PTV3000 gets a firmware update, now officially supports host of Android devices

17 Comments

Awesome! thanks, I would have missed this otherwise, i bought one and it wasn't working, i think this should help.

soapinmouth: if you have an S3, could you post if it works and what the lag is like? I thought about getting one but it'd only work w/ my laptop so there was no point :-P

Ugh. Hopefully something with miracast that works properly will come out soon. Isn't there a LG Miracast dongle in the works?

Well, I have a Note 10.1 and S3, both rooted with stock based custom ROM's and it connects no problem but then fails. My wife's completely stock S3 works with no issues. Anyone with a modified device got it to work?

Update: Got my Note 10.1 working by using triangle away and resetting the flash counter. This did not work for the S3 which had the flash counter at 0 anyways. Does anyone know if Allshare Cast is checking for modifications on the device and if so what?

Since Miracast was announced, then retracted, for the Nexus 10 can someone clarify for me if Miracast is software or hardware dependent to send the signal. In other words is the N10 incapable of this feature ? Or are we just waiting on a update/ROM to unlock it.

To answer the Sprint tv question. Short answer, not sure. But the resolution of Sprint tv is so poor, you should not even try. It would look terrible.

Does anyone knows if this was the update that us Nexus 7 owners, were looking for? Any Nexus 7 owenrs try it out as of yet?

Fausse alerte.

The updated PTV3000 works fine with a 4.2.2 Nexus 4. End of discussion.

Maybe it gets broken using some stock-ish roms, but I assure you its fine running 100% stock. Maybe all the OP needs to do is to re-pair his devices. Who knows.

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Got the PVT3000 today and updated the firmware. Connects with the missus' SG3 fine (just as our Samsung Allshare Cast device also does). Video runs nice and smooth. Nexus 4 running 4.2.2 also see and connects properly (it's unable to connect with the Samsung Allshare Cast dongle). Starts to play back but stutters badly and disconnects often. Dissappointing. Not sure what the issue is but clearly the Nexus 4 connection is much less robust than the Samsung one....

Got the PTV3000 last week and have been trying in vain to get my S3 to connect to it ever since. I start up Allshare Cast and it finds the PTV3000, I click to connect and the PTV3000 display changes to "Connecting to wireless device" and then I see "Allshare Cast is active" on my S3. After 5-10 seconds, I get a popup on the phone "Current Allshare Cast connection will end" and the PTV3000 goes back to "Ready for connection...". I haven't rooted the phone so it's just running stock Android 4.1.1 and the PTV3000 has been updated with 2.2.12 firmware. If anyone has any ideas, I would greatly appreciate it.

Still stuck transferring to Apple device then using Apple TV. An extra step...but it is reliable...With a Mixture of devices including my GN , not much choice.

If Roku wanted to break sales record's they could have had "Airplay" for Android built in to their Roku 3...I can dream.

I also have the PTV3000 and I'm happy with it. It does a good job of what I want it to do. It will stream a 1080p video from my LG G2 and look pretty good. As others have said, there is a small lag so you don't want to try playing a fast paced game over Miracast. But I find it useful to share pictures or a YouTube video with a group. It's also handy when traveling to plug into the hotel TV. It's really easy to set up but I have experienced it occasionally dropping the connection.