You can connect your Oculus Quest 2 to your PC in two ways: using an Oculus Link cable (or other high-quality USB-C cable) or wirelessly using Air Link. This will unlock a range of PC-only VR experiences and let you harness the power of your PC to deliver even better on-screen visuals.
- Connect Oculus Quest 2 to PC: Use Oculus Link
- Connect Oculus Quest 2 to PC: Using Air Link
Here’s how to connect your Oculus Quest 2 to your PC in a few steps.
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Connect Oculus Quest 2 to PC: Use Oculus Link
If you prefer to use a wired connection, follow the steps below to connect your Oculus Quest 2 to your PC via Oculus Link. This method should work on Oculus Quest and Quest 2 headsets. You can use the official Oculus Link cable or a high-quality USB-C 3.0 cable. Be sure to check out individual reviews of third-party cables, though, as not all cables have VR performance ratings.
Step 1: Review the Compatibility Requirements to make sure your computer and headset meet all hardware and software requirements.
Step 2: Go to the Oculus app on your computer and power on the headset.
Step 3: You will need to plug one end of the USB or Oculus Link cable into your PC’s USB 3.0 port. The other end should then be plugged into the headphones.
Step 4: In VR, you will see the “Allow access to data” prompt. Please be sure to select *Decline*.
Step 5: When you see the “Enable Oculus Link” prompt, select “Enable.”
Connect Oculus Quest 2 to PC: Using Air Link
If you prefer to use a wireless connection and have a Quest 2 headset, follow the steps below to connect the headset via Air Link. This method only works with Quest 2 headsets. You’ll need to make sure the Oculus app on both Quest 2 and PC is updated to version 28 (v28) or higher.
Step 1: Make sure your PC and Quest 2 are connected to the same network. Then, navigate to the Oculus app on your PC and open the Quest 2 headset.
Step 2: Put on the headset and press the Oculus button on the right Touch controller to bring up the universal menu.
Step 3: Open the Quick Settings panel and select set up gear.
Step Four: Select task link from the left menu.
Step 5: Select Start task link.If necessary, switch it to existthe first.
Step 6: Toggle use air link arrive exist.
Step 7: Select your computer from the “Available computers” list and then select pair.
Step 8: The pairing code will be displayed in the headset. Take off the headset and confirm that the code is the same as the one on the computer screen.then choose confirm on the desktop application.
Step 9: Next time you want to start Quest 2 with Airlink, just do it from the Quick Settings menu.
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