Can You Make the Valve Index Wireless?

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By Ralph Torres

Are you tired of being tethered to your PC while using the Valve Index VR headset? Do you want the freedom to move around without worrying about tripping over wires? If so, then you’re in luck because there are ways to make the Valve Index wireless.

Wireless Adapters

One option is to use a wireless adapter. There are currently two main options on the market: the HTC Vive Wireless Adapter and the TPCAST Wireless Adapter. Both of these adapters work with the Valve Index headset, but they require some additional setup.

Before purchasing a wireless adapter, make sure that your PC meets the minimum system requirements. You’ll also need an available PCIe slot for the adapter’s card. Once you’ve installed the adapter, you’ll need to download and install any necessary software.

HTC Vive Wireless Adapter

The HTC Vive Wireless Adapter is one of the most popular options for making VR headsets wireless. It uses a WiGig wireless signal to transmit data between your PC and headset.

To use this adapter with your Valve Index headset, you’ll need to purchase an additional accessory called the “Vive Pro Attachment Kit.” This kit includes a mounting plate that allows you to attach the wireless adapter to your Valve Index headset.

TPCAST Wireless Adapter

The TPCAST Wireless Adapter is another option for making your Valve Index wireless. It uses a proprietary wireless signal that transmits data between your PC and headset.

Like with the HTC Vive Wireless Adapter, you’ll need an additional accessory to use this adapter with your Valve Index headset. The “TPCAST Plus Wireless Adapter” comes with a mounting kit specifically designed for the Valve Index.

Pros and Cons of Using Wireless Adapters

There are some pros and cons to using wireless adapters with your Valve Index headset.


  • No more tripping over wires
  • Freedom to move around without restrictions
  • Easy to install (with some setup required)


  • Additional cost (wireless adapters can be expensive)
  • Potential for wireless interference or signal loss
  • Possible latency or lag in the wireless signal


In conclusion, it is possible to make your Valve Index VR headset wireless. Using a wireless adapter such as the HTC Vive Wireless Adapter or the TPCAST Wireless Adapter can give you the freedom to move around without wires getting in the way.

However, there are some potential downsides to consider such as additional cost and potential signal issues. Ultimately, whether you choose to go wireless or stick with wired connections will depend on your personal preference and budget.