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Can't Cast to Nest Audio

Davy123
Community Member

I have installed a Google WiFi mesh system. Works very well with my Chromebook, Pixel phone.

However, when I try to cast from W10 Google Chrome browser to a Google Nest Audio, the cast searches for devices and then reports no devices found. The desktop Spotify app does not display any devices to cast to.

If I do the same thing from my mobile phone then the phone finds the Google Wifi point and will cast to it.

I have tried restarting Google Chrome browser and Windows 10 and ran Windows 10 in admin rights; but no improvement.

I have factory reset the puck and then re-added it in Google Home but no improvement.

Any more ideas anyone? Is this a W10 problem?

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Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey, Davy123.

Thanks for the update on the other post. I can go ahead and close this one for you.

Thanks.

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olavrb
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

How have you connected your PC? Not to the Google/ Nest Wifi guest network I hope? And Windows network profile is not set to public/ not allowing you to communicate with other LAN devices?


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Davy123
Community Member

Olavrb, thanks for your reply.

I can confirm that:

Not using the guest network, network is ‘private’
‘Network Discovery’ and ‘Automatic Setup of Network-Connected Devices’ are enabled

olavrb
Gold Product Expert
Gold Product Expert

Just so you don't think this has something to do with Windows itself, I have no problems seeing and connecting to my two Google Cast speakers (Sony SRS-HG1) from my Windows laptop. Rocking 2x Nest Wifi routers in wireless mesh, speakers connected to the primary one (<1m away), PC to the mesh node. I reserve the first 20 IP addresses for static IPs (as in reserved IP), for devices such as my NAS running Plex, but also Google cast stuff.

Other things I can think of:

  • You have no other access points in your home? Like a ISP router? Your PC is for sure not connected to that one? Could be NAT then.
  • Your PC and Nest Audio has DHCP enabled and gets IP addresses in the same subnet range? 192.168.86.0-255 by default for the primary network.
  • Have you tried while PC is wired to the Nest Wifi?
  • Have you tried from a different Windows PC?

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Davy123
Community Member

Olavrb, thanks for putting so much into that. I have been doing some experiments and find that it all comes down to whether I am using my ISP's Wifi router or Google Wifi. So I have created an new post 

Devices Dont Cast on Google WiFi 

and so would like to close this post. 

Many thanks

Jeff
Community Specialist
Community Specialist

Hey, Davy123.

Thanks for the update on the other post. I can go ahead and close this one for you.

Thanks.