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Wifi Analyzer – helped me analyse why an original Chromecast failed to see a Buffalo WLAE-AG300N

Posted by jpluimers on 2017/01/06

Brilliant! Helped me to track down why an original 1st generation Chromecast didn’t want to connect to a Buffalo WLAE-AG300N.

The problem there is that the original Chromecast does only 2.4Ghz WiFi and the WLAE-AG300N favours 5Ghz WiFi over 2.4Ghz when set to auto.

The solution is in the last picture: basically force the WLAE-AG300N to use 11n/g/b only which limits it to 2.4Ghz (it cannot use both frequencies at the same time).

Yes, I know the Microwaves drawback, but as the original Chromecast only does 2.4Ghz. I’d rather get the Chromecast Ethernet adapter but Google refuses to ship these outside the USA.

Source: Wifi Analyzer – Android Apps on Google Play


Force the WLAE-AG300N to use only 2.4Ghz

Force the WLAE-AG300N to use only 2.4Ghz

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How To Chromecast MKV, MP4, DVI Videos from Chrome (on a Mac, Windows or Linux machine)

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/11/18

There is a Chrome App called Videostream for Google Chromecast that lets you play your own local videos on your Chromecast from your PC with subtitles supported. Not like those Chrome Extensions, it’s a Chrome App that you can launch directly from your desktop through Chrome Launch.

Just launch the app, choose a video, select a Chromecast, and enjoy. Easy as 123.

via: [WayBackHow To Chromecast MKV, MP4, DVI Videos from Windows Computer | Next of Windows

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VidCast: Chromecast for the rest of the web

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/11/13

I know, friday 13, bla, bla, but this works great! VidCast: Chromecast for the rest of the web.

It works with: Vimeo, TED, and tons of other sites.

The first I tried is was a great half hour Devopsdays Amsterdam 2015 session “Leslie Hawthorn – Fear of Failing Fast: How to Avoid Sabotaging Your Success

The easiest way is to drag the VidCast bookmarklet button to your bookmarks bar once, then for videos you want to watch:

  1. Load the video page.
  2. Press the VidCast button.
  3. Click the play button.
  4. Choose the ChromeCast to cast to.
  5. Enjoy the cast.

The hard way is to get the download URL and paste it at, then press the Go button there.

Oh yes, of course:

You must have Chrome, Google Cast Extension, and a Chromecast or Chromecast 2015. See supported media.



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Ethernet Adapter for Chromecast – Google Store

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/08/08

As a reminder for self, order when I’m back in the USA: Ethernet Adapter for Chromecast – Google Store.

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How to change the WiFi network my Chromecast is connected to (via: Frequently Asked Questions – Chromecast Help)

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/07/15

Duh: don’t start the Chromecast extension in Google Chrome, but run on your Macbook (:

To change the WiFi network your Chromecast is connected to, simply open up the Chromecast app on your phone, tablet, or computer and select your Chromecast from the list. From the Chromecast settings page, select your current Wi-Fi network name and select a new network from the drop-down list.


via: Frequently Asked Questions – Chromecast Help.

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