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    Default Chromecast dropping off the network and undiscoverable, cast icon disappears.

    Love my chromecast.
    Everything works great, then the cast icon disappears.
    Have to reboot to get the icon back and use chromecast.
    Anyone else have this happen with the S4, Wifi porblems and chromecast?
    Any workarounds?

    Sincerely,
    An amazing S4
    Galaxy S4
    XOOM
    Tab 2
    rootless
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    Default Re: Chromecast Wifi being dropped

    If you don't have the Chromecast plugged into the short HDMI extender cable that came with it, doing so would be my first recommendation. The extender also acts as a WiFi antenna, augmenting the Chromecast's network connection abilities. You're not the only one that's had networking issues with the Chromecast:

    Chromecast causing wifi issues?
    Chromecast never stays discoverable

    Maybe something in one of those will be of help. It seems at least a few people with similar issues found this to be the fix:

    Quote Originally Posted by JiminCO View Post
    Problem solved. I found a comment on a user forum that was explaining the same problem I was experiencing. The solution presented there was to replace the USB cable powering the Chromecast device. I did that and have been casing video from my laptop and phone for over 6 hours straight without one drop. The USB cable that I replaced was the one that came with Chromecast. I love the simple fix we most often overlook. Hope this helps others.
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    Default Re: Chromecast Wifi being dropped

    Great.. Thanks! I had the cable and plugged it in. We'll see if it helps. I never used it because I didn't read where it was recommended or required. I just plugged the chromecast directly in the hdmi port.
    Thanks again, this was really interfering with my
    Breaking Bad binges. Lol

    Sincerely,
    An amazing S4
    Galaxy S4
    XOOM
    Tab 2
    rootless
  4. Thread Author  Thread Author    #4  

    Default Re: Chromecast Wifi being dropped

    Has worked flawless now for several episodes.
    Thanks!
    Galaxy S4
    XOOM
    Tab 2
    rootless
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    Default Re: Chromecast dropping off the network and undiscoverable, cast icon disappears.

    I had this issue too.

    Turns out it had nothing to do with wifi signal or a dodgy power cable

    (neither of which make sense to me:
    • dodgy power cable would probably manifest itself by the device rebooting randomly
    • most people have a decent wifi signal strength - otherwise you'd use a wired connection.

    )

    I had to disable the DHCP service on my router - then all was fine.

    This makes some amount of sense: if something is going wrong when the chromecast asks for a network address (or indeed goes partially wrong), then you could expect the device to not be "visible" on the network even though it may think it's doing ok.... hope this helps someone.

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