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Need to change WiFi password, where do I do this

dieselbug
Community Member

I set up my Chromecast without a problem a few years ago.  I changed my WiFi password a couple months ago but haven’t used my Chromecast since then.  I tried to change the password in Google Home but can’t find where I would do this.  On the “Home” page, I see “Settings”.   I don’t see “WiFi” or the WiFi icon.  

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robus_pl
Community Member

Why not to try the easiest way? Use your Chromecast settings, Network, forget network/find new one as it was for the first time. 

Cathal_S
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Hi there,

The easiest way would be to factory reset your Chromecast and then set it up again for your new network.

Factory reset:

https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/6254654 

 

 

Regards,
Cathal

🙂 only if the first one I mentioned, is not effective...

I did a factory reset and it still doesn’t see my WiFi.  I’m thinking my Chromecast just quit working because it’s a first gen and/or it’s not compatible with my router.  I think I’ll get a new one, thank you for the help,

robus_pl
Community Member

I don't see the reason that your 1st gen. chromecast woudn't be compatible with your router. Only if you have router which is not configured to work as 2,4G...

Anyway, if you need to follow technology, be up to date, get better performance, then it is suggested to get new chromecast as upgrades to older chromeacts are definitely limited. It is because this kind of device is simple as much as possible. With this - cheap, predicted to use within approx 2 years.

Jeran
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey there dieselbug,

Did you have any more questions or need any additional help? 

Thank you,
Jeran
 

JenniferV
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hi folks,

 

Thanks for the help here, robus_pl, Cathal_S, and Jeran.

 

dieselbug, it's us again. How's it going? If you're still having trouble setting up your Chromecast, 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 up again.

 

Best,

Jennifer

JenniferV
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hello dieselbug,

 

Just checking in to make sure that you've seen our response. Please let us know if you have other questions or concerns as we will be locking this in 24 hours if we won't hear back from you again. Feel free to start a new thread and we'll be happy to help.


Thanks,

Jennifer