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Topic # 136722 6-Dec-2013 18:44
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I have a wifi router that is cabled to a 4-port switch ... off the switch I have a second wifi access point.  I can access the internet with no problems using either the A network (wifi router) or the B network (access point).

I've also been using the A network for 'casting' to my TV using Chromecast unit.  However, because the B network's access point has a stronger signal (and I've fitted a higher dB antenna) I'd like to run Chromecast through it instead of the A network router.

Setting the Chromecast unit up for the B network went fine and connected to the network correctly.  HOWEVER, when trying to 'cast' the unit fails ... the on-screen message says 'unable to connect to the internet', and the error message in Chrome just says it has experienced a problem.

Since random laptops and other devices connect to the internet using the B network (in fact both networks) with no problems at all, I wonder why the Chromecast unit is playing up this way?

Any ideas folks?

R.

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  Reply # 946724 6-Dec-2013 19:07
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Have you tried doing a reset on the Chromecast and changing its name just to be sure? Is it successfully connected to the B Network (as can you see it in the AP list of connected devices)?








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  Reply # 946729 6-Dec-2013 19:16
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Hi Mauricio,

Didn;t think the Chromecasr could be "reset".

I'm sure it is connected to the B network ... comes up on-screen as saying so .... unfortunately the AP is a basic Level 1 unit that doesn't show what's connecetd to it.

What I'll do now is watch the A router lights to see if they show any data activity when I attempt to cast ... might show where the block lies?

R.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 946731 6-Dec-2013 19:24
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Yes, you can. In the Chrome app on your Android device select the Chromecast tap the menu and there are "Reboot" and "Factory reset" options there.






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  Reply # 946918 7-Dec-2013 08:15
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Reboot worked ... turned it all on this morning and away it went! Poor little device probably got confused as to who was it's mother ... ha ha ha.

Sadly, the extra network connections negated the stronger wifi signal, and TV display was grainy and jerky.

Back to the drawing board but placing the Chromecast away from behind the plasma TV is probably the answer ... I have a wifi capable media player on the shelf above the TV, and it gets signal and playback pretty good.

Thanks anyway,

R.

PS what are the alternatives for similar BUT ethernet cabled device?



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  Reply # 946923 7-Dec-2013 08:31
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Just the re-boot.

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  Reply # 947167 7-Dec-2013 18:02
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Chromecast seems to have horrid wifi that freaks out when it changes AP it is connected to and needs a powercycle to work again.




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  Reply # 947180 7-Dec-2013 18:23
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Yeah, seems that way.

I have Chromecast Extension on my PC, and a Chromecast App on daughters phone, but I'm looking to put the App on a tablet ... for the life of me I cannot find it other than BUYING at Google Play.

I'm pretty sure we git it free onto the phone in the first place.

Anyone got a URL to save me drinking more G & T's than is good for me?

R.

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Yeah, I think that is it ... thanks.

However, my tablet keeps returning a "No device found" error message, so cannot install it. Specs say Android 2.3 or higher, and this tablet has 4.0.3.

Any ideas folks?

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  Reply # 947447 8-Dec-2013 14:00
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Yes.

Oddly, the tablet cannot 'see' the Chromecast in its wifi list either.

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  Reply # 947665 8-Dec-2013 21:29
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Now when I access the Google Play site i get myriad "Security warning" notices, certificates out of date or don't match!

Is the App actually available to NZ users ... I thought there was some problem in this regard?

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  Reply # 947704 8-Dec-2013 23:27
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>Are the time and timezone correct on your tablet?<

Yes they are .... I spotted that requirement on the web. Tried using both manual setting and auto-set off network.

The Chromecast device did pop up once on the tablet's wifi list, then cut out with a message saying 'not in range', then dissapeared altogether.

R.





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