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Master Geek

# 169857 28-Mar-2015 11:49
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Just looking at an issue with Chromecast at two locations, in all cases seem to have issues connecting to the Wireless on Spark VDSL Modems, both a Huawai 630B and TG589.
Has anyone any idea why this is - is it just co-incidence or has some firmware update broken something for me. All Chromecasts bought in NZ. I reset one and while it can talk locally to the tablet , does not connect to the modem Wi-fi

Thanks for any suggestions

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Ultimate Geek


  # 1271515 28-Mar-2015 16:25
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Are you broadcasting SSID's?

And are you using TKIP or AES authentication type, i would recommend AES if you have the option to change it.

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Master Geek

  # 1272683 29-Mar-2015 08:33
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Thanks for the suggestion.
Yes -broadcasting SSIds - not sure what has changed.
I will use a new AP that I can fully configure (and with logs) to see what is going one
Thanks and Regards


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Uber Geek

  # 1272999 29-Mar-2015 17:34
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I have a TG589. You have to change the channel on the WiFi every time you want to connect the Chromecast.

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Master Geek

  # 1273003 29-Mar-2015 17:48
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Thanks for the reply,

Just spent 4 hours trying to get the  system working, it seems to be Wifi issues.
I suspect the neighbour next door, who has ham equipment but no outdoor antennas, may be driving out high power and the resulting RF noise floor is hammering the Wifi intermittently - which is why it sometimes works, sometimes not, with no system changes.
But not sure this is the case as most HAMS I know are very aware of RF conditions and restrictions.
So next step is to run a Wifi analysis (using acrylicwifi) and look for RF burst, also to place the AP (using powerline adapters) with 5m of the chromecasts

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