I love the Chromecast device. It works great, and for the price, WOW!
I travel pretty often and most hotel wireless networks require signing in. Not to mention I usually have horrible signal strength. So to remedy this I created an Ad-Hoc wireless network from my Windows 8 laptop, and configured the Chromecast on this network. Everything works perfectly.
What I had to do:
Create the Ad Hoc network within Windows 8:
The command is as follows: netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=allow ssid=jc-wifi key=password
jc-wifi is my ad hoc SSID
Next I had to start the network:
Next I just connected to the Chromecast, and configured my settings. Everything worked, execpt the Chromecast kept saying “Connected but no internet” – This actually stoped the Chromecast from being casted to.
I had to go in and Enable internet connection sharing on the Virtual adapter, and make sure it was set to use DHCP (for some reason it set a Static IP)
I then selected the correct connection (ad hoc) to share with. And everything worked great!