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I’ve spent my whole evening trying to get my Chromecast to talk to my phone. It all started when I wanted to show a clip off Xwitter to Uncle B and ended an hour and a half later in tears. Metaphorical ones, but still.

Why is technology such shit?

We have a new wifi router, which was the start of the problems. I put in the new password, no soap. Then I thought maybe the Chromecast was trying to connect at 5GhZ when it’s an original and can only do 2.5GhZ. So I tried going into the router and renaming the two connections so I could tell which one it was trying to open. And that broke everything.

I know just enough to fuck everything up completely.

Anyway, I’m going to add alcohol to this mix. That always helps. Good weekend!


Comment from Uncle Al
Time: March 15, 2024, 9:24 pm


You took the words right out of my mouth. I’ve been having troubles like this ever since my first router…and I supposedly know what I’m doing.

The SSID I’m connected to at the moment is MALWARE.
The other one I have is named INCOMPATIBLE.

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: March 15, 2024, 9:56 pm

It needs a Brogan adjustment…hammer it with a shoe 🙂

If there’s a mechanism to make Chromecast forget previous connections, try making it do that first.

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: March 16, 2024, 1:06 am

For a while tech got way better with quick connection devices. I chuckle remembering hours spent configuring routers and devices.

Lately tech seems to be getting worse as they keep adding features to “help” in ways the helped person can’t unhelp.
That and tech support that asks what you’ve done just so they can do that all over again.

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