Has anyone got the chrome-cast from Google and if so did you manage to get it working on Virgins super hub. I really would appreciate some help purchased it from the USA on the 9th of this month and cannot get it to see my hub?
I have had the same issue with both my chromecast devices after switching from BT to Virgin. They had been working fine for the last 18 months so I could not understand why they stopped working with virgins hub. None of the suggestions I read about router settings helped me.
I am using the first generation chromecast devices which only support WPA. I my case what I found was that the virgin hub supports WPA, but only if the WPA/WPA2 option is selected. Unfortunately there was no WPA only option that I could force the whole network to to confirm if this was the problem.
During the Chromecast setup from my mobile it was saying connect to my wifi network (secured with WPA2), as my phone is secure with WPA2.
1. when you get to the chromecast setup screen, select the drop down arrow for network name and select "other"
2. Enter your network name
3. Select security WPA
4. Enter your network password
5. Press set up network, and it all just worked!!!
I think it tries to connect with WPA2 security by default if that is what you have connected with, and my version of the chromecast did not support this.
I hope this helps, as I have wasted a couple of hours changing router settings.
Yes it is the only device i am having problems with.
I did try this.
I bought a wireless modem and switched the Super hub to modem only mode then connected the wireless box to this.Next i ran the chromecast app and it Worked !!
unfortunately i was only trying the second option to see if it was my Hub, also my speed dropped to 12 meg from 49meg on the second box so i returned the wireless box as it was going to cost too much in the long run. regards
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Short version is it uses Multicasting so I guess the question should be does the Superhub support Multicast other than allowing it to be passed through or does it block between Wireless clients. If so are there any control options to allow
Testing myself I connected to a separate very basic wifi device and it works fine on this