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The operation of Google Chromecast is premised upon the internet connection. As we all know that Chromecast is a streaming stick, so it can only be connected to a wireless network. It is also a fact that wireless connections are not as reliable as wired ones.
This is why many users face issues connecting Chromecast to the internet. If you too are facing ‘Chromecast wont connect to Wi-Fi’ issue, then you need to go through the process explained in the next sections.
Note: If the below-given steps don’t fix the issue, then maybe you have bought a faulty device. You will have to replace the device in order to enjoy high-quality streaming.
Factory Data Reset: This is the best method to fix the connection issue arising in Google Chromecast. Doing this will not edit or erase data of any app that you’ve installed on the device, but you will have to go through the process of setting up Google Chromecast Help again after factory data reset.
If you want to reset Google Chromecast, you need to press and hold the reset button of your Chromecast device for at least 20 seconds. You can find this button at the back of the device. When you see the TV screen becoming blank, then that is the indication of the memory of the device is cleared.
I would also recommend that you stream through a different device. If you have set up Chromecast on the phone earlier, then you will have to install the app on another smartphone (ask your friend or family member) and try to cast through it.
Reset Router/Modem: If you want to reset your router, then you need to turn off both, the router and the modem at the same time followed by turning it on after 10 seconds. Then, you need to turn the modem followed by the router. After that, wait for 30 seconds or until the device connects to the network.
Using an HDMI extender: If you have an HDMI extender cable, then you need to connect the Chromecast to the TV using that HDMI extender. The role of the cable is to allow Chromecast to connect to the TV in case the distance between the two is longer. With this cable, your device will be able to detect the Wi-Fi signal much easily.
Change the position of the router: You can also try this solution to fix the problem Chromecast Setup. If there are quite a few obstacles between Chromecast and router, then the signal is going to keep on decreasing, thus leading to all sorts of signal issues. The best solution for this problem is, change the place of the router or connect a Wi-Fi extender in the house.
Make sure that the network is operating at 2.4 GHz: Wi-Fi operates on two frequencies, which are 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, but Chromecast is only going to work on the 2.4 GHz range. The reason for using this frequency is that it helps the signal to penetrate easily from solid objects and ensure seamless streaming of content.
In order to check the router’s frequency, you need to open the ‘Settings’ of the router and check the current frequency it is working at. If 2.4 GHz is not selected, then you need to select it.
Update router’s firmware: when you open the router settings menu, then you must check for any updates. If there is any update available, then you must update it.
Alter router channels: If you and your neighbor are using the same Wi-Fi network, then there is a chance that both of you are sharing the same router channel. This can cause interference, so you need to change the wireless channel of the router.