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#272057 8-Jun-2020 07:17
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Hi there, I have extended my network (powerline) to a room outside.


Can I connect my chromecast to this network without using Google Home? If I use Google Home I will have to forget the inside network and this will cause havoc with my kitchen speaker, Lounge TV, wife, and kids.



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  #2500287 8-Jun-2020 08:17
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I'd say yes, that should work.

I have two different WiFi APs/SSIDs on my home network, and I can see the Chromecast from devices on both; so it's not tied to a specific SSID name for access [although clearly the CC is only signed into one AP/SSID].

Technically, the traffic will be via multicast or broadcast packets; so as long as you're not routing a different subnet via the Powerline you should be ok...

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  #2500288 8-Jun-2020 08:18
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as @jamesrt has said, the key is it must be all one broadcast domain.




You might need to change your powerline to be in "bridge mode" if it's creating it's own subnet.

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  #2500289 8-Jun-2020 08:22
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Powerline and another accesspoint arent really an extended network. The problem device for chromecast and other things that use broadcast are the universal wifi extenders that act as a client, bridge and accesspoint all in one cheaply made poor performing device. They do dodgey mac address spoofing and other things that break most protocols, and then add in stuff to try to correct that which works some of the time and not others.


You just have a larger network, powerline is a bridge, should pass all broadcast and multicast, and an AP at the other end is just an AP, again, bridging all traffic that is needed. Just name the other AP the same as the house one and it shouldnt need reconfiguring.


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