Discovered a bug in Chromecast that causes routers malfunction

If in recent times your modem-router has given signs of instability, before replacing it, try disconnecting your Chromecast first!

The issue could be due to an unspecified defect either on Chromecast or Google Home. Most likely Google Home, the App that controls it. A TP-Link engineer has posted an explanation of the problem that first popped out in questions around the last year’s October.

It is not a very serious malfunction, but equally capable of putting in difficulty many famous modems-routers like TP-Link, Synology, Asus, Linksys and Netgear in particular, among others.

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Depending on your modem-router brand it could cause a temporary internet disconnection, or even a permanent unavailability of the network, until a complete reset.

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