Trying to get Chromecast working

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Anyone tried using Chromecast to project on an Aerohive wireless environment? I have a user that wants to do this with a projector in a room to make it easier. When he goes through the initial setup of the Chromecast where you tell it what network to connect to I can see the device grab and IP and I can ping it but the setup process doesn't finalize. The PC and device are on the same subnet as I have heard it uses multicast for communication and we don't allow multicast across routed boundaries. However when I take the Chromecast device home and plug it in, bam it works. Thoughts if anyone has tried it. Is there a setting I am missing? I already set the IP Multicast - Conversion to Unicast to disabled.
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Andy Cannarella

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Brian Powers, Champ

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Have you checked your firewall logs out bound? I, too, have a Chromecast at home and it is connected to an Aerohive AP and it worked fine. If its associating and you're able to verify that (ICMP or client monitor, etc.) then the device may do some sort of regristration w/Google that isint making it out of your WLAN and causing it to fail.

I'm shooting in the dark here as I do not know if it does anything in the "cloud" as part of the registration process. But with it ping'able, I'd look beyond your local WLAN/LAN.
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Andy,
Have you modified the traffic filters associated with that SSID? I believe the default service filter enables inter-station traffic, have you possibly modified that?
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Traffic filters are all set to true. I will get with my tinfoil hat people to have them look at the FW logs. Didn't think about it having to go out and register on the web.

Thanks
Andy
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How did this work out Andy. We are trying to do the same thing in a school environment.