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#245199 23-Jan-2019 12:49
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It appears that some change to Spark's wireless modem router (the rural broadband offering), now disables Chromecast devices from talking to eachother via the Google Home app.

 

I have a customer with two of the newer (round) Chromecasts that used to work fine with the same modem in the near past.

 

Despite resetting everything and then doing it all again while on the phone with Google's Chromecast help person, I have had to admit defeat!

 

She agreed that it is the "AP Isolation" setting that needs to be disabled. (also known as 'Client Isolation' or 'Guest Mode')

 

Google was willing to ring Huawei to get it sorted (ambitious!), as Huawei warn you in their introductory support phone message that modems are configured by the retailers (such as Spark),

 

Spark, in turn was only able to send me the generic How-to documentation - which confirmed that I had been unable to find this setting in their firmware on this modem - as its not there!

 

Solutions:

 

Go back to copper based ADSL: No

 

Get Spark to change their firmware: unlikely

 

Add an additional wifi access point for the home setup...

 

 

 

Any other ideas?

 

 

 

TIA


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  #2166235 23-Jan-2019 13:23
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RunningMan:

 

Existing thread:

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=40&topicid=240416

 

 

 

 

Thanks, but that thread kinda stalled without any real resolution..


 
 
 
 


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  #2166245 23-Jan-2019 13:28
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How about log into modem and disable AP isolation?




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  #2166247 23-Jan-2019 13:29
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We have the B315-607 but with Netspeed.

 

I have a chromecast but I also have a unifi access point and it works well.

 

I dont use the B315 wireless as it appears to be failing as I get 900ms + pings to local devices.

 

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  #2166270 23-Jan-2019 13:53
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Last i checked, Client isolation is not enabled on spark firmwares.

 

 

 

I have reached out to our wireless and device teams to ask them to check this.





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  #2340516 19-Oct-2019 12:55
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Any chance this got confirmed? Currently having my own Chrome cast 3 problems on a Spark supplied HG630b.

Looking more and more like I'll need to upgrade without SSH or Telnet access / no SU password if there even is an AP isolation setting on this routers firmware


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  #2340517 19-Oct-2019 12:58
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yosha:

 

Any chance this got confirmed? Currently having my own Chrome cast 3 problems on a Spark supplied HG630b.

Looking more and more like I'll need to upgrade without SSH or Telnet access / no SU password if there even is an AP isolation setting on this routers firmware

 

 

Totally different device. there is no client isolation there.

 

 

 

More likely your issue is only having 2.4ghz wifi, interference likely is killing the CC. 





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  #2341816 22-Oct-2019 14:00
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hio77:

 

yosha:

 

Any chance this got confirmed? Currently having my own Chrome cast 3 problems on a Spark supplied HG630b.

Looking more and more like I'll need to upgrade without SSH or Telnet access / no SU password if there even is an AP isolation setting on this routers firmware

 

 

Totally different device. there is no client isolation there.

 

 

 

More likely your issue is only having 2.4ghz wifi, interference likely is killing the CC. 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the heads up, will try another device and see how it goes.


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