Binge-watching your favorite shows or movies aren’t going to be enough without a smart TV like Vizio TV. But somehow your Vizio TV won’t connect to Wi-Fi. Here’s how to solve it.
Vizio Smart TV is one of the most popular smart TV brands. Whether some users think Vizio Smart TV is bad or good, Vizio Smart TV has problems just like any other device: that it won’t connect to the internet.
Vizio TV that isn’t connected to your Wi-Fi is not the end of the world. It is easily solvable, although there’s no guarantee that it always can be fixed. But you can always use the final step if these solutions fail: contact the support.
Try using the same Wi-Fi on another device
This solution will make sure whether your Wi-Fi network actually works or not and whether your Vizio Smart TV is the problem or the Wi-Fi network itself.
You can try disconnecting the Wi-Fi from the Vizio TV. Then try to connect it to your phone or other devices. Make sure you can access a website on another device.
If you can still visit a website, that means your Vizio TV is the problem. Try restarting your Vizio TV or forgetting the Wi-Fi by resetting it.
If you can’t, that means your Wi-Fi is the problem. You can try restarting your Wi-Fi router, changing its password, resetting your Vizio TV (currently it’s the only way to forget the Wi-Fi), then try connecting your Vizio TV with the new Wi-Fi password.
Consider switching to another network or an ethernet instead
Some Vizio TV does have an ethernet port, but you need the ethernet cable to connect your router to the TV to stream movies or shows online. This is a good alternative when the wireless connection just isn’t working.
If you don’t mind, you can always switch to another network from another ISP and see whether it works.
Power-cycle the Vizio Smart TV
Power-cycling means you’re force-restarting your Vizio TV. Some experience that this solved their wireless connection problem.
To power-cycle, simply turn off the TV and unplug it. Wait for 30 seconds while you reset the Wi-Fi router, then plug it back again and turn it on.
DHCP settings might influence the Wi-Fi connection on your Vizio Smart TV. You can check for it to solve the Wi-Fi problem.
Turn off your TV. Visit your router’s IP address using a browser. Sign in to it with a username and password.
Go to the Settings page and then go to the Network settings.
Check the DHCP settings. Enable it. Disable then enable it if it is already enabled.
Reset the Vizio Smart TV
This is the last way you can solve the Wi-Fi problem for Vizio Smart TV. Doing so would delete all information you’ve put into the TV.
To reset your Vizio smart TV, press the input button and volume down at the same time. Then hold it for at least 15 seconds.
Press the input button when a message shows on the screen. Press and hold that button to reset the TV.
Vizio isn’t a perfect brand, but there are solutions to the Wi-Fi problem so you can stream videos and shows again as usual.
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