How To Fix an Android TV Connected to Wifi With No Internet
An Android TV grants you access to great apps conveniently stored in one location. The problem comes when your device just will not connect to the internet. You are not alone. Many Android TV users have reported Wi-Fi connectivity issues. Fortunately, there are ways to fix this issue.
Stick around to find out why you encounter problems connecting your Android TV to the internet. We will also look at various solutions to resolve the connectivity issue you are experiencing.
Android TV Is Not Connecting to the Internet
There could be several reasons why your Android TV is not connecting to the internet. It could be that:
- The Android TV has a faulty wireless adapter.
- The device is on airplane mode.
- Your router isn’t sending out a Wi-Fi signal.
Check to make sure that your Android TV isn’t on airplane mode.
If that isn’t where the problem lies, ensure that your router is functioning as it should and transmitting a signal. This is how to tweak your router settings to ensure that everything is in order.
- Open a browser on your Android TV and input 192.168.0.1 in the address bar.
- You will now be able to access your router settings.
- In the “Wireless” section, look for “SSID Broadcast” and ensure it’s on.
- Navigate back to the router settings page and open Wireless Settings.”
- Click on “Concurrently with 2.4GHz and 5GHz.”
Your router should now be in working order. If the problem persists, you can try rebooting the router. Most routers have a reset button at the back. Hold the reset button down for about ten seconds to reset the hardware. Your router should revert to its default settings.
Rebooting your device or restoring it to factory settings might also do the trick in this instance. This will, however, erase all your data, including your Google account details. You can use the method below to return your Android TV to its factory settings.
- Hit the “Home” button on your remote.
- Click on “Settings” then “Storage & Reset.”
- Select “Factory data reset” and confirm your selection.
Your TV box should now be reset.
Android TV Connected No Internet
Your Android TV might be showing that it’s connected to the internet but doesn’t have connectivity. It’s receiving the Wi-Fi signal but is still not able to get internet for some reason. There could be an assorted number of things causing this to happen. Most of them are to do with the router or the Android device itself. Let’s take a look at them.
Time Is Not Synchronized
The internet on your TV box might not be working when connected to a network because the time is not provided by the network. If you set the date and time of your device manually instead of having the internet network set this, you might encounter this problem. Consequently, the time on your device might not be synced with the time on your router.
To resolve this problem, you need to adjust the date and time settings on your TV box so that the network provides them. This is how to do that.
- Navigate to “Settings” in your Android TV in the top right corner.
- Click on “Device Preferences.”
- Go to “Date and Time.”
- Tap “Automatic Date and Time.”
- Select “Use network-provided time.”
Device Is Physically Damaged
It might be that some piece of hardware has sustained damage. It could be the TV box, cable, or router. Start by replacing the cable. If that doesn’t work, then you can move on to check if the other items are functional.
Network Settings Need to Be Reset
A power outage can disrupt your network settings. You can rectify this by resetting your device with the steps outlined below.
- Go to “Settings” in the top right corner.
- Scroll to “Network and Internet” and ensure the Wi-Fi toggle is on.
- Click on “Wi-Fi,” then select “Forget Network.”
- Reconnect to the network by inputting your password.
Data Saver Limit Has Been Reached
You might be experiencing connectivity issues if your data saver limit has been reached. If the feature is turned on, you might need to disable it on your device. Take a look at how to do that below.
- In Android TV, go to “Settings.”
- Navigate to “Network and Internet” then “Data Saver.”
- Tap on the “Off” button.
Android TV Has Not Reconnected
Once the power comes back after an outage, it takes some time for the router to re-establish an internet connection. The outage might cause you to see connectivity on your TV box while it’s still not receiving a Wi-Fi signal. Give the modem a few minutes. It should soon be broadcasting again.
The System Is Outdated
The problem could be your wireless adapter. You might need to update the software if a new version has become available.
It could also just be that your Android TV is set up incorrectly. The steps below will walk you through properly setting up your TV box.
- Turn off your TV and connect it to your Android box using an HDMI cable.
- Plug the Android device into a power source and turn your TV back on.
- Click on “Input” or “Source” to find the right HDMI channel using your TV remote.
- Pair your remote with the Android box by pressing the “Back” and “Home” buttons simultaneously for at least five seconds.
- Go to “Settings” and then “Network.”
- Navigate to “Wi-Fi.”
- Enter your password to connect to your TV box.
- When prompted, update the Android device.
Your Android TV should now be correctly set up and working well.
Reboot the Network
You could also completely reboot the network to get your Android TV working. To do this, start by turning off all the devices. You’ll have to wait a few minutes and then begin turning them back on one by one. The order should be the modem, router, and then the Android box. With everything powered back on, your connectivity issues should now be fixed.
Your VPN might be preventing your Android device from connecting to the internet. If you are using a VPN with your TV box, you might need to disable it. The steps outlined will show you how to do that.
- Open “Settings.”
- Go to “Network & Internet.”
- Tap on “VPN” and select the VPN you would like to disable.
- Click on the “Disconnect” button.
Your VPN is now delinked, and your Android TV should be working properly.
Enjoying Your Android TV
Android TV can afford hours of great entertainment. However, your Android TV being connected but still unable to access the internet is a fairly common issue. Getting your device to work as it should is a matter of understanding the problem. Once the connectivity issues have been identified, the fixes described in this article should help you restore functionality to your device.
Are you an avid user of Android TV? Have you run into connectivity issues? If so, how did you resolve them? Let us know in the comments below.