Sometimes, when you try to connect your Chromecast to a Windows PC running under Window 10 OS a sign may appears telling that the WiFi connection is off, although it is working correctly.
How to Run Chromecast on a Windows Computer:
To send and cast streamed media from a Windows PC to your TV via a Chromecast dongle you must have the most recent version of the Google Chrome browser, one or more applications that support Chromecast, such as latest version of the BBC iPlayer, Netflix and so on.
If you want to cast any media content stored on your PC you need two Chrome browser add-ons called Chrome Cast and Videocast. They can be downloaded in Chrome by going to Controls > Tools > Extensions. Providing your setup meets all of these criteria, and the PC is connecting normally to the Internet then it should work. Try running the initial setup again, but first, perform a Full Data Reset (FDR), which puts Chromecast back to factory condition.
To do that hold down the button on the dongle for at least 25 seconds while it is plugged in until the light starts flashing. It may also help to clear the router’s cache memory before you begin, so switch it off, and anything that connects to it. Then switch the router back on and wait for the lights to stop blinking before powering up the PC, then plug in the Chromecast.
If the problem persists there may be some configuration issues with the router Also the VPN service you may be using can stop it working and if all else fails there is a simple to follow troubleshooter on the Chromecast FAQ.
The international 2014 hit among the TV gadget lovers – Google Chrome cast media player – is holding strong as Amazon Stores’ bestselling electronics item.
Great Device, but How to Use Without Manual:
Unlike many other new TV-related gadgets, this HDMI dongle that can cast streaming media to your television set from the Internet, local network or single computer-like device is incredibly affordable. This makes it also a perfect gift even for an early adopter. The only downside to be aware of when buying it for your non-techie darling one: there is no setup manual in this box.
The fact is pretty common with electronic items these days. Software is updated so often and swiftly, core features of the device can change from one minute to the next. Still, if your mother is wondering where to plug this in or your father can’t figure out how to cast TV shows from that “cool” device, then pass this on as the missing Chrome Cast manual.
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