Sunday, 23 March 2014

Using ChromeCast with a BT Homehub

One of the great things about the Chromecast is how easy it is to use and also set up. You can use the app on your smartphone or tablet or even do it through your web browser on your Laptop or Desktop machine. The quick start guide that comes with your Chromecast will help you with this. Since the device hit the UK there have been some people having problems when they also have a BT homehub but there is a simple solution, you might just need to turn off the smart set up on your router. Here's how.

On your home laptop or desktop open up a web browser and enter http://bthomehub.home or click here. This should take you to your homehub admin panel. Then click on Advanced Settings.

You will be asked for an admin password, you can find this on the card usually found on the back of your home hub.

Once you've entered your password make sure you have Advanced Settings selected then click Home Network and Smart Setup. Ensure the No option is selected then click Apply.
Once you have gone through these steps try using your Chomecast once again and see if it has resolved the problem.

Happy Casting.