How to use Chromecast device without Wi-Fi connection easily

Chromecast is a very useful and versatile wireless connection technology, which allows you to connect different devices. Its operation requires a stable internet connection. The device was manufactured by the Google company, it is ideal for turning an ordinary television into a Smart TV (smart television).

Currently, there are different ways in which it can be used without having to be connected to a Wi-Fi network, as an alternative to connectivity problems that may arise. In this article you will learn how to do it and solve the problem.

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  1. What are the benefits of using a Chromecast wirelessly?
  2. For what reasons can my Wi-Fi fail?
    1. software problem
    2. That the Wi-Fi antenna is damaged
  3. What options are there for using Chromecast without Wi-Fi?
    1. For Android devices
    2. If you have an Apple device
    3. Via an HDMI cable



What are the benefits of using a Chromecast wirelessly?

One of the ways in which the Chromecast can be connected to the mobile in a wired mode is by adding an Internet adapter to the device, that is, connecting a USB network adapter to the Chromecast, and in this way it will work without Wi-Fi.

The wired connection will allow you to enjoy maximum bandwidth, without playback problems and without buffering. So it is an excellent option for those with Internet problems.

For what reasons can my Wi-Fi fail?

The Wi-Fi network can fail for different reasons, such as interference, network congestion, router location, software issues , and antenna components. Next, we will explain the failures that are usually the most frequent.

software problem

Sometimes an intermittent wireless signal indicates that we are probably in the presence of malicious software on our computer or Smartphone, allowing it to use the network excessively, running it in the background. So we recommend you use an antivirus.

That the Wi-Fi antenna is damaged

Equipment can become saturated due to the large number of users connected to the network or perhaps fail over time due to excessive use . There are two cases that help us determine if the equipment’s antenna is damaged, and thus find the appropriate solution, as the case may be.

  • First case: detects the antenna, but does not recognize the device.
  • Second case: the Wi-Fi network connects and disconnects continuously.

What options are there for using Chromecast without Wi-Fi?

Chromecast devices allow you to configure them on different platforms , such as Android and Apple. If you configure the devices correctly, you can use Chromecast technology without problems.

For Android devices

One of the easiest ways Chromecast can be set up without Wi-Fi is from Android devices, using four easy steps:

  1. Verify that Chromecast firmware is up to date. The firmware is the software responsible for manipulating the hardware of the device, so it is important that it is kept up to date.
  2. Download the Google Home application on your Smartphone, from the Google Play platform .
  3. Launch the app, wait for it to find your Chromecast device, and select it.
  4. Enter the access code that will appear on the TV screen, on your mobile device to connect them.

And in this way, you can use Chromecast without the need for a connection to the Wi-fi network. In addition, you can stream your favorite videos stored on your Android device to your Smart TV.

If you have an Apple device

On Apple devices, the setup is a bit more complex, as it requires more steps, compared to Android. Two devices are required , a Smartphone with an Internet connection and another device that will work as a link between the Chromecast and the Smartphone. You will need to follow these steps:

  • Activate the portable Wi-Fi Hotspot of the Smartphone.
  • Download the Google Home app from the App Store.
  • Run the app and search for a new device, select the Chromecast. If it does not connect automatically, you must do it manually to the WiFi network generated by Chromecast.
  • If you see the number that will appear on the TV screen, you must select the “Yes” option in the application, and thus  configure it with the link device.
  • Wait for Chromecast to update. After that it will send you to the main view where you can stream the desired content to your TV, using the secondary device.

And finally you can enjoy your Chromecast without the need for a router with an internet connection. Making the most of the bandwidth thanks to the wired connection.

Via an HDMI cable

Other options you have to connect your Chromecast is through an HDMI adapter and you can easily connect it in three steps.

  • Connect the USB power cable to the Chromecastand the other end of the cable to a PSU (Power Supply Unit) or power supply.
  • Connect the Chromecast to the TV’s HDMI input.
  • Plug the PSU into an open power outlet.


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