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Orbi RBR40 to chromecasts

genne
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Orbi RBR40 to chromecasts

I am trying to connect two chromecasts to my new Orbi. After much research online it appears that I need to create a bridge and connect the chromecasts to the other router as the Orbi can't handle this simple task. I do have a Netgear N300 WiFi Router Model WNR2000v5 that I used at a previous residence years ago. I have not connected the N300 yet.

I do not have the level of technological understanding that is needed for me to accomplish this. I am looking for step by step directions. How do I get the N300 integrated into the current Orbi system? How do I create a bridge? Do I really then connect the chromecasts through the N300?

Or do I just return the Orbi and get something else?

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Bing-Stroller
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Re: Orbi RBR40 to chromecasts

I have the RBK50 set up and am currently using a Chromecast with very few problems. (occasional buffering)

 

Setup was very straight forward using the Android app.

 

I recall there have been a few comments on the boards so it may be worth typing "Orbi Chromecast" into the search bar. 

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genne
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Re: Orbi RBR40 to chromecasts

Thanks, I used my phone to set up the chromecast and that worked. I was trying to do it from my laptop and only got to "WiFi connection failure". Now it seems I have a few settings to troubleshoot as the laptop and the chromecast still don't see each other.

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Bing-Stroller
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Re: Orbi RBR40 to chromecasts

At least you got it working.

 

On occasions I have had a device connected to the router and a phone connected to a satellite and they could not see each other. This has been dismissed by some because they say they are both on the same network. Not so, I have had it happen and just because some have not encountered this does not mean it doesnt happen.

 

Anyways, you have got it working which is a very good starting point. Smiley Happy

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