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Chromecast Connect to Network

Introduction

If you need assistance in setting up your Chromecast to work on the College of Wooster Wifi network, then this page is for you. 

Before you get started…

If you do not already have the Chromecast application on your machine, please visit this link and download the app/executable. Alternatively, download it from your machine’s App Store. 

Step 1: Register MAC of your Chromecast
  1. Visit this link
  2. Enabling airplay may help your device connect.
Step 2: Setup
  1. Connect your computer to the College of Wooster Network.
  2. Plug in your Chromecast and set it up correctly.
  3. Open up the Chromecast app on your machine. 
Step 3: Connect to the Chromecast wireless network
  1. When the Chromecast application starts, it will search for a wifi network titled “Chromecast_XXXX”. These X’s will correspond to a number displayed on your television screen. Select your Chromecast’s set of numbers and continue.
  2. Select Setup on your Chromecast app. 
  3. Verify your 4-digit code.
    1. This is the code that displays in the bottom right-hand corner of the Chromecast display.
  4. The Chromecast will prompt you to connect to a network.
    1. Select on the dropdown menu the option “Select other Network”.
    2. Enter in the following credentials into your new entry boxes:
      1. Network: Chromecast (uppercase “C”)
      2. Security: WPA2
      3. Password: chromecast (lowercase “c”) 
Chromecast login window, as pictured
Chromecast login window, as pictured
Step 4: Migrate back to the College of Wooster wireless network
  1. Once your Chromecast says that it has connected, manually return your computer to the College of Wooster Network. There are a variety of ways in which you can do this:
    1. System Preferences -> Network -> Choose Network -> “College of Wooster”
    2. Click the Wifi option on the top bar of the screen and select “College of Wooster”
  2. Your App should register this change. It will then say, “Ready to Cast!”
  3. Enjoy your streaming!
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