August 21, 2014

How do I change my Chromecast Wi-Fi network?

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We’ll assume, for the sake of the tutorial, that you are able to access the previous Wi-Fi network as well as the new one. If you’re unable to connect to the old one, you’ll need to do a factory reset.

NOTE: Chromecasts can only connect to 2.4G networks. Devices that can connect to 5GHz networks or Ethernet will be able to connect to Chromecast provided they are on the same router.

  • Open the Chromecast app on your Android or iOS device
  • Search and connect to the Chromecast
  • Open the settings page
  • Tap the Wi-Fi network
  • Select the new network from the dropdown menu
  • Enter network password
  • Save

Note that you will find a message advising that your mobile device and Chromecast will not be on the same network. Simply connect your device to the proper network and you’ll be in business.