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cgreenwood

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#142555 17-Mar-2014 10:19
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Have just ordered a Chromecast and thought would entertain myself whilst waiting for it to arrive by reading up on how to set this thing up.

Looking at the various guides out there it all seems quite straght forward to me with one exception: The chromecast has no keyboard/mouse/input device of its own so one must set it up via another deivce such as a tablet or windows PC, thats OK but how is the "other device" supposed to communicate with the chromecast? If the Chromecast is connected to your Wifi network then yeah, it communicates via the network but how can you do that before you have set up the Wifi on it? You need to tell it which Wifi network to connect to, type of security, password etc before it can connect to the Wifi and without the wifi you can't give it that information right? What am I missing here? Will I need to temorarily disable the security on my router to get the initial setup done?

I guess to summarise: how can you connect the Chromecast to your Wifi network when the Wifi network is needed to be able to do that in the first place?

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stuzz
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  #1007108 17-Mar-2014 10:31
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It firstly creates it's own wifi connection, where you get to input details of your normal connection.

I've found the setup works the most easily with an android device.


 
 
 

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  #1007159 17-Mar-2014 11:06
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Also set your local WIFI channel to something also used in the US, not any NZ specific channel (12 and 13) or the CC wont connect.

cgreenwood

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  #1007171 17-Mar-2014 11:24
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It firstly creates it's own wifi connection

 

 

So like a direct wifi connection between the android device and the Chromecast? Meaning the Android would have to be first disconnected from the Routers wifi network to connect to the Chromecast?

 

 

Also set your local WIFI channel to something also used in the US, not any NZ specific channel (12 and 13) or the CC wont connect.

 

 

Thanks for the tip



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  #1007175 17-Mar-2014 11:29
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cgreenwood:
It firstly creates it's own wifi connection


So like a direct wifi connection between the android device and the Chromecast? Meaning the Android would have to be first disconnected from the Routers wifi network to connect to the Chromecast?

Also set your local WIFI channel to something also used in the US, not any NZ specific channel (12 and 13) or the CC wont connect.


Thanks for the tip


Yes. It does it automatically through the Chromecast app.

cgreenwood

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  #1007180 17-Mar-2014 11:34
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Thats quite cool, thanks, happy now.

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