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Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by chadcharb, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. chadcharb

    chadcharb Well-Known Member VIP

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    So I picked up chromecast the other day so we could watch Netflix and other things in our lunch room at work, but there's a problem. It requires you to connect to the device through wifi but when i turn on my wifi it turns of my 3g connection and there's no wifi days connection at our shop so essentially i can't use it...is there a way i can get my wifi and 3g to run at the same time? Why didn't google run this on bluetooth instead?

    I'm using a Samsung galaxy s2
     
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    It's designed for home use, not through your phone's internet connection....
     
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    I understand that but I'm asking if there is a way around it
     
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    You're using the internet connection from your phone as a hotspot for the chromecast?

    And chromecast requires wifi on your device to work? As its essentially stored and operated solely on the device.

    Sounds like you'll need a second device or a different unit to stream on.
     
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    You need a wifi hotspot app to use your phone's 3g connection and then broadcast a new wifi... which means you need to be rooted or pay the carrier to unlock that feature on your phone.
     
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    Maybe a coworker already pays for the hotspot feature on their phone? Mine is included in my data plan. 5gb + hotspot for 15 bucks.

    I wonder if 3g is even fast enough without it buffering/lagging constantly.
     
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    FoxFi. ... free WiFi hotspot tethering w/o root... search Play Store for it
     
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    I also have 4g there to...i watch movies like that already
     
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