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How to Setup Chromecast on Hotel WiFi
Posted: 9:09 p.m. August 6, 2014
By Teresa | I Bet You Didn't Know
Are you looking for detailed steps on how to setup Chromecast on hotel WIFI? Well, there is a workaround, and one that I'm familiar with, too. From time to time I read over comments on my articles and came across one of my previous articles where someone posted information about detailed steps in the comments section. I was curious and decided to buy the 'Chromecast Finally Works in Hotels: Detailed Steps How to Make it Work in Hotels' manual by Tracy Mitchell. The steps detailed in this manual are fairly similar to what I did.
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My Setup Vs. Tracy's Setup
The major difference is, the setup in this book uses Windows XP to aid in the network setup. However, I have Windows 7. So I redid everything and tested that manual with Windows 7, and believe it or not, it actually worked to connect my Chromecast to a hotel's WIFI network.
Straightforward Steps Great for a Newbie
I was going to eventually type out the steps for my hub, but I see someone has already beat me to it. The steps are very straightforward and quite easy to follow. I mean it is extremely detailed. The manual is so detailed that it even includes this as one of the steps, "Click the Next button." Anything that tells you to do that (as if not already obvious) is going to be pretty detailed. I would not have had the patience to detail it out like that. It is a true manual.
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Manual's Home Network Step Issue
I ran into one problem with the manual. It was no fault of the manual, more than it was my computer. I had messed up my computer some time ago and hadn't gotten around to making attempts to repairing the Windows Wizard for Win7. Why is the Window's Wizard important? Well, one of the steps in the manual details what to do in the Windows Wizard. The problem for me is, my Win7 Wizard hangs big time. So I just had to manually do that step using MS-DOS to set up the home network. But if your wizard is not sleeping on the job, then you won't have to manually set that step up.
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After that, every step the manual gave was smooth sailing for me. Even when I moved my Chromecast to another hotel TV, all is still in working order - finally.
This manual is the solution I needed many moons ago - definitely a Godsend. As said already, months ago I had screwed up my system somehow and was no longer able to get Chromecast working on the setup I was using on a hotel's WiFi network, which is almost the same setup as Tracy's just with an added piece.
I tried all types of things to try to get the darn things to work in harmony again. Eventually, I just called it quits and plugged in an HDMI cable from my desktop to the hotel TV and set my system to extended screen so it would project on over there. Bleh. I know, I know...not the same as the Chromecast, but that was the closest I was going to get.
The 'Chromecast Finally Works in Hotels: Detailed Steps How to Make it Work in Hotels' manual proved itself to me to be worth writing about. It got my Chromecast communicating again on the hotel's WiFi network.