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Setting up chromecast : need to change my home Wifi's SSID?

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Just got a used Chromecast (CC) from online store.

After connecting up the CC to HDMI port & powered it
up with a USB power, I switched my TV to that HDMI
port & saw the screen shown in the link below except
that on my TV, it says:
"reconnect me
 Chromecast7686 cant find the 'BlueOceanNet' Wi-Fi network
 Run the Chromecast app to connect to a new network  R9Y8
 Otherwise check your 'BlueOceanNet' network"

https://cast.google.com/chromecast/setup?np=manualsetup

I downloaded an app called iMesh on my Win XP laptop
but this app doesn't seem to be the right one.

In the above CC setup page, when I click Next, it just cant
detect.  Should I change my home Wi-Fi's SSID to
Chromecast7686.

Pls give step by step advice on how to go about to get this
working as it's the 1st time for me
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by:sunhux
ID: 39844271
I know what I've missed: I'm supposed to use a tablet/iPhone/Windows
PC to connect to the CC's Wi-Fi service ie Chromecast7686 .  Also, it's
the CC plug-in that I'll need, not iMesh software.

The next issues I run into are:

a) noticed that on Win XP, the little 'cast' rectangle is in red
    /down status.  It works on Win 7 & iPad though.  Does this
    mean the plug-in does not support Windows XP (32bit SP3)?

b) I would like to use Chrome browser on my iPad to watch
    movies at gooddrama.net & drama.net but the download
    site said there's no CC plug-in for iPad.  Is there a CC plugin
    for iPhone 4 or Android's Chrome browser?

c) On my iPad, I could put the iPad in low power mode or even
    exit the YouTube app & the CC will continue to play the
    Youtube movie on the TV.  Can I hibernate my Windows 7
    PC & expect the movie to continue playing?  It does not
    work when I tried it & even just folding my Thinkpad's
    screen will cause the movie to stop.  Was hoping this will
    work so that my laptop's battery is not drained
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I would think since it was used, the BlueOceanNet it's looking for was the previous owner's WiFi network.  You just need to select your home network's SSID and enter your WiFi encryption passphrase to connect it to your network in the ChromeCast setup.

According to https://support.google.com/chromecast/answer/2998456?hl=en&ref_topic=3058948 Win7 or higher is required to run the setup on a windows computer... but you can also use an android (2.3 or higher) device, an IOS (6 or higher) device, an OSX (10.7 or higher) computer or a ChromeBook using Chrome 28 or higher, to run the setup.

After you download and run the appropriate setup program from https://cast.google.com/chromecast/setup on whatever device, the ChromeCast device streams content from the internet onto your TV... yes, you should be able to turn off the device you  used to select the content, once the content has started playing on the TV... but if you're casting local content through an app, then the local device would need to stay turned on to send the content to the ChromeCast device.
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by:sunhux
ID: 39849393
Thanks for your reply, have managed to address them as per
your suggestions.

What I'm still missing are:

The next issues I run into are:

a) noticed that on Win XP, the little 'cast' rectangle is in red
    /down status.  It works on Win 7 & iPad though.  Does this
    mean the plug-in does not support Windows XP (32bit SP3)?

b) I would like to use Chrome browser on my iPad to watch
    movies at gooddrama.net & drama.net but the download
    site said there's no CC plug-in for iPad.  Is there a CC plugin
    for iPhone 4 or Android's Chrome browser?

c) On my iPad, I could put the iPad in low power mode or even
    exit the YouTube app & the CC will continue to play the
    Youtube movie on the TV.  Can I hibernate my Windows 7
    PC & expect the movie to continue playing?  It does not
    work when I tried it & even just folding my Thinkpad's
    screen will cause the movie to stop.  Was hoping this will
    work so that my laptop's battery is not drained
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