Top 7 Ways to Fix Fire TV Stick Not Connecting to Wi-Fi

Top 7 Ways to Fix Fire TV Stick Not Connecting to Wi-Fi

The Amazon Fire TV Stick is one of the best streaming devices on the market. It offers a fantastic bunch of content and has other incredible features that convert a regular TV into a smart TV. Without a Wi-Fi connection, however, it is almost impossible to use many features of Fire TV to their full potential.

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If you’re on this page because your Fire TV Stick has connectivity issues, go directly to the section below for troubleshooting tips on repairing a Fire Fire Stick that doesn’t connect to a Wi- Fi.

1. Check the limitations / restrictions of the router

If you’re having trouble connecting the Fire TV key to a Wi-Fi network, there are a few things to check with your router first. To get started, one of the ideal troubleshooting steps is to confirm that the Wi-Fi router is actually working properly and has no limitations that prevent the Fire TV key from connecting to the router. You must verify that the router does not have DHCP disabled, otherwise you must assign a static IP address to the Fire TV key.


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If the number of devices connected to the router has reached the defined limit, you can either increase the number of simultaneous connections (if possible) or disconnect a device to make room for the Fire TV key. You can also manually assign your Fire TV key its unique IP address via the DHCP menu on your router.

You should also check the router’s admin panel to confirm that your Fire TV key is not blocked or blacklisted. If this is the case, you must unblock or whitelist your Fire TV key and try to reconnect to the Wi-Fi network.

2. Display the Wi-Fi SSID

You should also make sure that the Wi-Fi network to which you are trying to connect your Fire TV key is not hidden. Otherwise, it will not appear in the list of networks available on your Fire TV key. You therefore have two choices: display the network or connect to the hidden Wi-Fi using the method below.

Step 1: Access the Settings menu of the Fire TV key.

2nd step: Select network.


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Step 3: Scroll down and select “Join another network”.


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Step 4: Enter the SSID (read: name) of the Wi-Fi network and press the Play / Pause button to continue.


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Step 5: Then select the type of network security and press the Play / Pause button to continue.


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Note: Check the router connection settings to confirm the type of network security.

Step 6: Enter the password or network security code and press the Play / Pause button to continue.


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Step 7: Confirm network details and press CONNECT (Play / Pause button on the remote control) to connect to the hidden Wi-Fi network.


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3. Restart the router

If everything is fine with the router settings, then you may want to do is restart the router. A simple restart could help resolve many connectivity issues. After that, try reconnecting the Fire TV key to the router. If connection problems persist, try the following troubleshooting options below.

4. Forget and reconnect to the Wi-Fi network

If you try to connect to a Wi-Fi network that you previously used on the Fire TV key, but you are having authentication problems, or the Fire TV key simply refuses to connect to the network, you must forget the network and reconnect to it. Here’s how.

Step 1: Go to the Fire TV Stick Settings section.

2nd step: Select network.


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Step 3: Move the cursor to the network with connection problems and press the Menu button on the remote control of the Fire TV remote control.

Step 4: Press the Select button (circular central button) to confirm forgetting the network.


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This would remove the network from your Fire TV stick database. Now try to reconnect to the network.

Still not connecting? It’s time to try a different hack.

5. Restart Fire TV Stick

Restarting your Fire TV key can also help resolve some connectivity issues. There are several ways to restart the Fire TV key:

Using the remote shortcut

Just press and hold the Select button (the big round button) and the Play / Pause button on your Fire TV Stick remote control simultaneously for about 4-5 seconds until a message stating “ Your Amazon Fire TV turns off ” is displayed on the screen.


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This will turn off your device and restart it automatically in about 2 to 4 seconds.

From the Settings menu

Step 1: Access the Settings menu of the Fire TV key.

2nd step: Select the “My Fire TV” option.


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Step 3: Select Restart.


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Step 4: Select the Restart option to confirm the action.


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Your Fire TV key will shut down and restart immediately.

Physical restart

This involves unplugging your Fire TV Stick from its power source and plugging it back in after a few seconds.

Restarting your Fire TV key using one of the above methods will produce the same result and will ultimately help resolve the Wi-Fi connectivity issues.

6. Connect Fire TV Stick to an HDMI extender

Each version / generation of Fire TV Stick comes with an HDMI extender. This HDMI Extender allows you to properly adapt the Fire TV key to the HDMI port of your TV. Its use therefore has additional advantages. On the one hand, the HDMI extension improves the performance of the Fire TV remote control. Second, it also boosts Wi-Fi connectivity.


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Amazon recommends using the Fire TV Stick with the HDMI Extender at all times. Besides improving network performance, it also solves some Wi-Fi connectivity issues.

That said, if you are using the Fire TV key without the HDMI extension and are unable to connect to a Wi-Fi network, try connecting the device to your TV using the extension and try again.

7. Restore the default Fire TV key

If your Fire TV key does not connect to your (or any) Wi-Fi network after trying all of the methods listed above, you should perform a factory reset. This option should be considered as a last resort if all other solutions fail. Restoring your Fire TV key to factory settings would delete all content and data downloaded to the device. You will therefore have to configure it as a new one.

Then:

Is your Fire TV remote not connecting to the Amazon Fire TV Stick after a factory reset? Try the solutions in the linked article below to pair the Alexa voice remote control with your Fire TV Stick.

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