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How to connect Chromecast to Apple Airport Express

2740 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 30, 2013 10:57 PM by kaoluen RSS
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Jul 30, 2013 3:26 PM



I'm having issues connecting my Google Chromecast to my Apple Airport Express (latest gen) with default settings.

Is there any settings I need to change from default?  I'm controlling the Airport Express using the ipad Aiport Utility.


I'm using my Windows laptop and it is able to communicate with the Chromecast (looks like by wifi), but when I try to have the Chromecast connect to Airport, it fails.




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  • LaPastenague Level 7 Level 7 (32,650 points)
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    Jul 30, 2013 3:38 PM (in response to kaoluen)

    This is completely outside my experience.. but all devices that work in the windows world use SMB networking protocol.. that requires certain things be true.. names.. in particular must be readable by a device.. names must be short.. no spaces and pure alphanumeric.


    Try changing the wireless name on the Express to something like




    Turn off security if that is not sufficient and see if it works sans security.. only briefly and as a test.


    Use the windows version airport utility to see what the express is doing and if it can detect the Chromecast wireless.


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