I recently changed my Internet provider and got a new WiFi router. The other day I tried to set my chromecast 2nd gen to the new network from Google home app on my android phone. It detects the chromecast and I all the way to selecting the WiFi network and then it starts trying to connect. After about a min of trying it shows an error on the TV (chromecast) screen saying 'check Internet connection', a min or so later the phone comes up with an error 'connection problem during setup'.
I have tried resetting the WiFi, factory resetting the chromecast, setting up with different phone, splitting WiFi to seperate 2.4 and 5g networks and trying each seperatly, I've ensured that the phone is connected to the same WiFi as I want to use. I even tried using a different WiFi network (set up a hotspot from another phone). All the time, I get the same issue.
Convinced the chromecast was the problem, I got hold of another one today (this time 3rd gen). But to my disappointment it did exactly the same thing.
Anyone have any ideas on how to get it working again?
So am I. We have all tried the standard so called solutions, without success. Why is the manufacturer not sorting this out. The product is clearly faulty so what should happen is a free replacement for all those affected, so we might just believe this product is worth having.
I will definitely not waste any more money on Google products.
Thanks for reaching out and I'm sorry to hear that you're having an issue setting up your Chromecast device.
Quick questions — what's the LED light status in your Chromecast (solid or flashing white)? What's the distance between the router and the Chromecast device? Please manually connect to the Chromecast SSID. Here's how: Go to the phone settings > Open Wi-Fi and connect to the Chromecast SSID (Example: Chromecast1234, Living Room TV, Bedroom TV, etc.) > Go to the Google Home app and try to set it up again.
Let me know how it goes.
Diego3, thanks for the suggested steps. We appreciate it.
stevo13, ErikaJS, Geetee, and MamaKunesh, how's it going? Did those steps help? Also, if possible, you may try the suggested steps provided by Diego3 and let us know how it goes.
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Hi Jennifer. I have now been in conversation with Jayson at support and he has solved the problem. I can now set up and cast.
The problem was that I was pressing the LED light to reset, not realising there was a not very obvious button nearby, which Jayson pointed out. I did ask a question about this at the beginning, but nobody answered it.
Perhaps Chromecast should make the button a different colour to make it visible.
I would like to think this will help others with the same issue, but they probably aren't as stupid as me, so that's not their issue.
Thank you for all your help, so that's me over and out.
Awesome — good to hear! I'd suggest you send feedback about this using the Google Home app. Here's how.
Also, since your issue is now resolved and we haven't received any response from the other users, I'll go ahead and lock this thread now. Feel free to create a new one should you need help in the future.
Have a good one!