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#195539 23-Apr-2016 15:39
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I can't for my life find out why this doesn't work (I'm a newbie).

 

If I use my Macbook Pro laptop or Samsung Galaxy S5, I CAN'T find the Chromecast, when I go into the Google Cast app and look for devices.

 

However, I CAN still stream content to the Chromecast.

 

But if I try to stream from a Samsung Galaxy tablet, I CAN'T stream (this is particular important, as this is the only device, which my mother in law can use to stream for example Netflix to the TV.

 

I've restarted the router several times, I've pulled Chromecast out of the TV and restarted it.

 

I've even gone in to the router settings and set the channel to a certain one (and not just let it choose an automatic number).

 

Then I've read elsewhere that someone else is having the same issues with the same router (Thomson TG585 v8 router).
https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/chromecast/11iSR0Xl_QQ

 

Apparently I need to disable the 'AP isolation', but there's no such option to do this, when I log into the router.

 

I'm starting to believe that I have to buy another router for my mother in law. Although that I can stream from the Macbook Pro or the Galaxy S5, it's still a bit weird that neither of the devices says that they can find the actual Chromecast.

 

Surely that can't true though...

 

Any help is much appreciated.


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  #1540730 23-Apr-2016 16:39
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To be fair, I've never met a Thomson router I liked...




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  #1540739 23-Apr-2016 17:11
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It was one which the mum in law got from Telecom (many moons ago)

 
 
 
 


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  #1540750 23-Apr-2016 17:25
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Dunnersfella:

 

To be fair, I've never met a Thomson router I liked...

 

 

they are fine if they are not routing.. (modem in bridge mode). 


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  #1540754 23-Apr-2016 17:29
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If they have had it ages, then they might be able to get a newer one free from the ISP in exchange for another 12 months of contract.

 

 





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  #1540772 23-Apr-2016 17:39
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danepak: It was one which the mum in law got from Telecom (many moons ago)

 

Yeah, they also didn't work with Panasonic 'smart TV's back in the day either.

 

Basically, add another router to the chain and you'll be fine.


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  #1540789 23-Apr-2016 18:35
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Do you have a "Client isolation" or "Guest mode" in the AP configuration?

 

 





 

 

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  #1540801 23-Apr-2016 19:07
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That router is pretty old, and wasn't especially good when it was new. Honestly, just get a better one. You won't regret it.

 
 
 
 




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  #1540879 23-Apr-2016 20:35
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OK. When we had fibre installed, Spark were so nice to give us an extra Huawei HG659 modem...
I guess she can have that one then.
Will also future proof her, for when fibre is available in her area.

Edit: Just noticed that modem is primarily for VDSL and fibre. Will get her a cheaper one somewhere.



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  #1540890 23-Apr-2016 21:04
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Would a Netcomm N300 or a Dynalink RTA1025W be a better buy?

 

I'm aware they're probably rather old too, but I don't really want to spend too much (ideally not more than $30).

 

We used to get away with an old D-Link DSL G604T and it worked fine for both Chromecast and Sonos.


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  #1540903 23-Apr-2016 22:43
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danepak: OK. When we had fibre installed, Spark were so nice to give us an extra Huawei HG659 modem...
I guess she can have that one then.
Will also future proof her, for when fibre is available in her area.

Edit: Just noticed that modem is primarily for VDSL and fibre. Will get her a cheaper one somewhere.

 

 

 

The hg659 will be totally sweet for ADSL.  if you already have a spare one, go for that.




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  #1540904 23-Apr-2016 22:47
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Apparently it's not that straight forward:

 

https://community.vodafone.co.nz/t5/Modems-home-Wi-Fi/Read-me-Converting-your-HG659-to-enable-ADSL/td-p/172701

 

My questions is if the settings are the same (as the link above from Vodafone), as my mum in law is with Flip.

 

 


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  #1540910 23-Apr-2016 22:54
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The Vodafone supplied HG659 might not be preconfigured for ADSL but the Spark one (which you noted above is the one you have) seems to be preconfigured with ADSL, VDSL and Fibre access profiles.

 

 

Spark documentation seems to suggest there is a preconfigured "INTERNET_TR069_ADSL_0_100" profile:

 

https://www.spark.co.nz/help/internet-data/equipment/huawei/hg659-gateway/setting-up-your-huawei-hg659-hg659b-gateway/



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  #1540911 23-Apr-2016 22:58
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Sweeeeeeeeeeeeet!

 

Will give it a go. Thanks for all the help.


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  #1540944 24-Apr-2016 01:07
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The Spark modem will work on anything you throw at it even including 3G (via one of their mobile broadband sticks). Just plug it in and you're away.







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  #1540954 24-Apr-2016 07:48
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So the Spark modem will even work, although she's with Snap?

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