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Connecting your Chromecast on Belkin N300 Router

It took me hours to get Chromecast to work on my wifi network powered by the Belkin N300 Wireless Router (hardware # F9K1002 v1). I’m not sure exactly which of the following items made it work, but here’s the list of things I did that got the Chromecast to eventually work:

  • Disabled uPnP (Belkin Admin > Utilities > System Settings > UPnP Enabling > Disable)
  • Updated firmware (now running F9K1002_WW_1.00.16 Belkin Wireless Router Version : 1.00.16)
  • Disabled ICMP Blocking (Belkin Admin > Firewall > WAN Ping Blocking > Block ICMP Ping > [uncheck] )
  • Added IP address of Chromecast to DMZ (Belkin Admin > Firewall > DMZ > checked Enable with Private IP of dongle)

Before changing any settings on the router, where the Chromecast got stuck before I did the 4 things above was at the message “connecting your chromecast to [SSID_NAME]“. I searched for a solution on the web, the Google Chromecast supportXDA Developers forum for Google Chromecast, and the Android Central forum for Google Chromecast… and didn’t find one with exactly my situation.

Hope this blog post will help you and others.

View the comment thread from my previous link here to see other people’s experience with getting Chromecast to work on Belkin N300. One commenter wrote:

My firmware was already up-to-date when I couldn’t get Chromecast to work on my Belkin N300, but it did work when I just unchecked “Block ICMP Ping”. Thank you!

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15 Responses

  1. Josh says:

    hey!
    thanks for posting this fix. I have the Belkin N150. I set it up, and my Chromecast was working fine for five days. Suddenly, it stopped. I did a quick Google search and found your blog. I followed the first three bullets and it WORKED!
    You’re awesome, thanks!

  2. tony says:

    Staying in a rental home with an n300 and I wasn’t able to get my Chromecast working – followed all these steps and it worked after the last step of updating the firmware . thanks mightily for this the kids can now watch movies 🙂

  3. Kristy says:

    Unchecking Block ICMP Ping did the trick! I have the same N300 model and already had the firmware up to date. But couldn’t get my iPad to talk to the installed Chromecast dongle. I tried the first step Disable uPnP first, but that didn’t solve the connectivity. I havent tried changing it back to check its affect on the setup because, hey, it’s working.

    Thank you SO MUCH for posting this! And quoting your commenter on unchecking the Ping. I probably would have returned the Chromecast without this info.

  4. Nicole says:

    You’re a lifesaver (or at least a timesaver)! I did the first step, and it connected to my N300 router right away – thanks so much!

  5. chris says:

    you’re the man!! this worked for me with steps 1-3

  6. Curt says:

    Step one only and it worked like a charm!

    BTW – for those of you who are not as technology inclined as myself – access web-based settings in IE at 192.168.2.1 ….

  7. Dalton says:

    This worked! I love you! Thanks!

  8. persyst says:

    Updating the Firmware on my Belkin N+ Router, Model F5D8235-4 worked. Thank you!!

  9. Pete says:

    Thanks a bunch for your post. Spent hours fighting with phone/pc/chromecast/router trying to get them hooked up. Finally found your article and had things talking to one another in 10 minutes. Saved me many more frustrating hours.

  10. SwapnaB says:

    Thanks. These steps worked for me. Did not have to try step 4

  11. FINALLY says:

    A million thank you’s! Following Google’s instructions was an exercise in futility. Your instructions worked.

  12. Rohit says:

    I tried all of the above things but the 1 that worked for me was changing the channel of my WIFI from auto to a fixed channel.
    In my case i set it to be 6.
    To figure out the right channel for you,use the android’s WIFI analyser app which will tell you which channel has the least interference.

  13. wasabi says:

    Thank you! Updating my firmware and disabling uPnP did the trick. I was pulling my hair out until I found this post!

  14. Kat says:

    This definitely worked for me ! Thank you so much, the IT gods have blessed you.

  15. JimK says:

    Thanks so much for posting this so that the rest of us don’t have to spend hours doing this! The only step that I tried was to uncheck “Block ICMP Ping” and it started working like a charm. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!