You won’t be able to watch your favorite shows or movies if your Vizio smart TV isn’t connected to Wi-Fi. Learn how to resolve Vizio TV Wi-Fi difficulties so you can resume binge-watching.

Causes your Vizio TV Isn’t Connecting to Wi-Fi

When setting up your smart TV for the first time, you must connect it to Wi-Fi before using any of the Vizio apps, such as Netflix or Hulu. If the TV is unable to connect to the internet, it could be due to a number of factors, including:

  • Problems with the internet connection.
  • Communication issues between the router and TV.
  • There are issues with the Wi-Fi adaptor on the TV.
  • Conflicts with the router’s security settings.

All routers have security settings to prevent harmful software from running. For example, the Arris TG862 includes a built-in security function that is incompatible with Vizio TVs. To go around this, modify the router security settings to WPA-PSK [TKIP].

How to Fix a Vizio TV That Is Unable to Connect to Wi-Fi

Follow these steps in order until your Vizio smart TV can connect to your home Wi-Fi network:

  1. Check The Wi-Fi Network: Access the internet from another device on your network. If it connects, the problem is with the television. If you can’t connect on any device, you’ll need to troubleshoot the Wi-Fi network.
  2. Toggle The DHCP Settings: A TV and router can communicate using DHCP (dynamic host configuration protocol). On the Vizio remote, press the Menu button and then select Network > Manual Setup > DHCP. If DHCP is disabled, use the right arrow to enable it. If it is set to ON, push the right arrow once to disable it and then again to enable it.
  3. Power Cycle The Router, Modem, And Television: Turn off and unplug the television before resetting the router and modem. When you’re finished, plug the television back in to see if it connects.

Note: Unplugging the TV for thirty seconds clears its internal memory and aids in the resolution of any software glitches that may cause poor connectivity.

  1. Enable WPA-PSK [TKIP] By Changing The Router’s Security Settings: WPA-PSK [TKIP] encryption is recommended for Vizio TVs. To access the router settings, type the router’s default gateway IP address into the URL bar of any web browser.
  2. Use A Wired Ethernet Connection: If the Television has an Ethernet connector, connect it to the router or modem with an Ethernet cable. If this resolves the issue, the TV’s wireless adapter may be faulty.
  3. Reset The Vizio Television: If everything else fails, return the TV to its factory settings. When finished, the television will turn off and then return to the original setup screen.

Note: You will lose all saved apps, settings, usernames, and passwords if you reset your TV.


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