Firestick Won’t Connect to Wi-Fi – How To Fix

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firestick won't connect to wi-fiThe following tutorial will explain what to do if your Firestick won’t connect to Wi-Fi. While the Firestick and Fire TV are two of the most popular streaming devices available, users do experience some issues. If you are having trouble trying to connect your Firestick to wi-fi, use the following methods below to fix this problem.

Whenever an issue arises with the Firestick or Fire TV, I always first recommend restarting the device. To do so, simply unplug the power cord from the back of your device. Wait for 10-20 seconds, and plug back in. If the problem persists a factory reset may be required. To learn how to reset your Amazon Firestick or Fire TV, use the instructional guide below:

Reset Amazon Fire TV and Breathe New Life Into It

After resetting the device, try connecting to your local network. If the Firestick won’t connect to wi-fi after reset, try using one of the methods below:

How To Connect Amazon Fire TV/Stick to Wi-Fi

One of the main problems that occurs when a Firestick won’t connect to Wi-Fi is a Network error. It is important to make sure you are on the proper network to ensure connectivity. Follow the steps below to check your connection:

1. On your device, click Settings

2. Click Network

3. Click the play/pause button on your local internet name

4. This will open your network details. It will describe the quality of your connection and any connectivity issues you may be encountering.

5. If issues are listed, use the tips provided to try solving the connection problem.

One thing many people find helpful when they are unable to connect their firestick to wi-fi is to forget the network and re-connect. The steps to do this are nearly the same as shown above with a few tweaks:

1. Go to Settings on Fire TV/Stick

2. Click Network

3. Choose your preferred Network

4. Click the Menu button (3 horizontal lines) to forget network

5. Click Select button to Confirm

Now that the Network has been forgotten, re-choose your preferred network and connect. Enter password if required.

If this does not work, try restarting your router:

How To Reset Wi-Fi Router

1. Unplug the power cord from the back of your wireless router

2. Wait for 20-30 seconds and plug back in

3. Let router sit for at least 2 minutes

4. Re-try connecting Fire TV device to your network

If you are still experiencing connection issues after going through the aforementioned steps, try moving your device closer to your router to eliminate anything from blocking the signal. If this doesn’t help, I suggest contacting your local ISP (Internet Service Provider) as there may be a problem with your network. For more Firestick/Fire TV Tutorials, click the following links provided below:

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