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    Default Wired PC to Chromecast

    I think it sucks that this has to be used on a wireless PC. The wired PC is plugged into the same router...but whatever. Maybe they can resolve this sometime soon...
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    It can be used with a wired PC just fine. You only need a wireless device to do the initial setup. I've been casting a Chrome tab to it from my wired iMac with no problems whatsoever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALCingularUser View Post
    It can be used with a wired PC just fine. You only need a wireless device to do the initial setup. I've been casting a Chrome tab to it from my wired iMac with no problems whatsoever.

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    Hmmm, that must be what it is then. Will do thanks.

    Also, is there a way to stop it playing my youtube videos when I close chrome? I had to manually disconnect the USB for it to work.
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    Click the cast icon again, and you will get the option to return playback to Chrome. If you've already closed it, reopening it and returning to YouTube should allow you to grab the stream back.

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    I've had no problems casting from my wired PC. In fact, I streamed some MMA over the weekend from my desktop PC, since my wife was using her laptop and it was messing with the stream (locking up, pixelated - results of an outdated laptop running more than one thing at a time). My desktop streamed splendidly for 3+ hours straight.
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    I'll suck it up. I'm stuck LOL

    My Chromecast is setup. I've tested it from my 2nd Gen. Nexus 7. Worked like charm.

    Now on to the wired desktop. The Chromecast is "Ready to Cast" but Chrome on my desktop still says "No Cast devices found."

    Help?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dancandy View Post
    I'll suck it up. I'm stuck LOL

    My Chromecast is setup. I've tested it from my 2nd Gen. Nexus 7. Worked like charm.

    Now on to the wired desktop. The Chromecast is "Ready to Cast" but Chrome on my desktop still says "No Cast devices found."

    Help?
    Do you have a laptop that from wirless can see the desktop? Wondering if your wifi is in a vlan or something like that?
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    Ok, so I setup my Chromecast on my Android phone to my network, and even streamed Netflix.

    I downloaded and ran the Chromecast app and got the "It's no big deal but your WI-FI is off" error. How do I bypass that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dancandy View Post
    I'll suck it up. I'm stuck LOL

    My Chromecast is setup. I've tested it from my 2nd Gen. Nexus 7. Worked like charm.

    Now on to the wired desktop. The Chromecast is "Ready to Cast" but Chrome on my desktop still says "No Cast devices found."

    Help?
    Check the IP address on your wireless machine and see if the IP address on your wired machine is within the same network.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gabbott View Post
    Check the IP address on your wireless machine and see if the IP address on your wired machine is within the same network.
    My N7 is 192.168.1.17
    My desktop is 192.168.1.7

    Nothing else special about my network. Verizon FiOS router. Desktop wired and my wireless tablets, thats it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liquidretro View Post
    Do you have a laptop that from wirless can see the desktop? Wondering if your wifi is in a vlan or something like that?
    I don't have a laptop. Just my desktop and a couple tablets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dancandy View Post
    My N7 is 192.168.1.17
    My desktop is 192.168.1.7

    Nothing else special about my network. Verizon FiOS router. Desktop wired and my wireless tablets, thats it.
    Hrm, can you ping between the N7 and the desktop? Maybe your wifi ap has some sort of segregation setting between wired and wireless traffic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gabbott View Post
    Hrm, can you ping between the N7 and the desktop? Maybe your wifi ap has some sort of segregation setting between wired and wireless traffic?
    I had not tried that before, I just tried it now; And yes. I downloaded an app on the N7, it can ping the desktop and the desktop can ping the N7.
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    My wifi and LAN are the same segment, but Chromecast for my PC doesn't want to install unless I turn wireless on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman00 View Post
    My wifi and LAN are the same segment, but Chromecast for my PC doesn't want to install unless I turn wireless on.
    The app only works with wireless devices. What you want to do is make sure you have the chromecast already set up from a wireless device and the Chrome browser on your wired PC, then go to from Chrome on your wired PC. There should be a button on the bottom of the page that allows you to install the extensions into Chrome. Unfortunately, since I've already done it, I can't see the button anymore to see exactly what it is called. From what I remember, there were 2 buttons on the page, one to setup chromecast on the top of the page, and one to install the extensions on the bottom. After installing the extensions, casting from my wired PC worked perfectly.
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    Yeah that was my problem. Now I have a new problem.

    It installed the extension, but each time I tried to play a YouTube video it wouldn't. I rebooted the Chromecast. It downloaded an update, and now Chrome doesn't see the Chromecast despite the fact that it works perfect with my cell phone on the same network.

    I have restarted Chrome several times (and even ended task on it afterwards) but it still doesn't see it. I also tried disabling the Windows firewall, but no joy.

    Lastly I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the Chrome app. No help.
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    Found this thread:



    Which mentions this:

    You need to, on your router, disable the block between devices seeing eachother, or between wireless seeing the wired side, etc.

    It might be "isolation", or require toggling the IGMP setting, or whatever else it is or isn't your router doing, but that is where to look. Check it's settings, review it's help files, there you'll find the answer for your brand/model/version router.
    In my router (ASUS RT-AC66U) I found the following option which I enabled:

    Enable efficient multicast forwarding (IGMP Snooping)

    And now it is working fine Thanks again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman00 View Post
    Found this thread:



    Which mentions this:



    In my router (ASUS RT-AC66U) I found the following option which I enabled:

    Enable efficient multicast forwarding (IGMP Snooping)

    And now it is working fine Thanks again
    Now this seems like it makes sense. I can ping between all devices but just because pinging can make it doesn't necessarily mean that the ports necessary for Casting can make it.

    I have Verizon FiOS. Here's a screenshot of the only IGMP settings on the entire thing. I'm sure what's supposed to be on or off or whatever. If anyone has any insight - please do share.
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    I have a proxy option too but I have it disabled. Try that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman00 View Post
    I have a proxy option too but I have it disabled. Try that.
    That's exactly what I did and it WORKED.

    To clarify, those of you who have Chromecast working properly on other devices but cannot connect through a WIRED/ETHERNET pc, you should look in your router settings for anything relating to IGMP and DISABLE it.

    After disabling, I rebooted my router. Once Chromecast reconnected my Chrome browser saw the Chromecast device and could cast perfectly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dancandy View Post
    That's exactly what I did and it WORKED.

    To clarify, those of you who have Chromecast working properly on other devices but cannot connect through a WIRED/ETHERNET pc, you should look in your router settings for anything relating to IGMP and DISABLE it.

    After disabling, I rebooted my router. Once Chromecast reconnected my Chrome browser saw the Chromecast device and could cast perfectly.
    I wouldn't disable ANYTHING IGMP, but definitely the Proxy looks good to disable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman00 View Post
    I wouldn't disable ANYTHING IGMP, but definitely the Proxy looks good to disable.
    Now that you mention it, that's probably a good idea. IGMP Proxy only, for starters. My router only had that one set of options relating to IGMP and another user I spoke to; their router referred to it as IGMP Snooping. In both cases, when disabled, Chrome detected the Chromecast device. Hence, my blanket statement of "anything IGMP"
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    Quote Originally Posted by dancandy View Post
    Now that you mention it, that's probably a good idea. IGMP Proxy only, for starters. My router only had that one set of options relating to IGMP and another user I spoke to; their router referred to it as IGMP Snooping. In both cases, when disabled, Chrome detected the Chromecast device. Hence, my blanket statement of "anything IGMP"
    As you can see though I had to enable IGMP snooping to get mine to work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milkman00 View Post
    As you can see though I had to enable IGMP snooping to get mine to work.
    Eff. Well, this is confusing.
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    The .EXE that you download from google.com/chromecast/setup is JUST for setting up the device (which has to be done via WiFi). Once that is done though, any chromecast controller can find it. That .EXE is not a controller, instead, you need do download an extension for Chrome called Google Cast. THAT is what will find the chromecast and allow streaming a chrome tab to it. You don't have to ever download that .exe from the setup page if you've already set it up from an android device.
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