How to Connect a VIZIO Smart TV to WiFi ?

In fact, connecting your VIZIO Smart TV to WiFi opens up a whole new world of entertainment options and smart features.


With just a few simple steps, you can have your VIZIO TV streaming content, browsing apps, and more.


WiFi connectivity makes your Smart TV even smarter and helps ensure you have the latest updates installed for the best performance and experience. 


Here are 10 common fixes for issues encountered when connecting a VIZIO Smart TV to WiFi:


1. Restart your WiFi router:
  • Locate your WiFi router and modem.
  • Unplug the power cables for both router and modem.
  • Wait at least 30 seconds.
  • Plug the power cables back in and turn on your WiFi router and modem.
  • Wait 2 minutes for them to fully restart and reconnect.
  • Try connecting your VIZIO TV to WiFi again.


2. Re-enter your WiFi password:
  • Go to the WiFi menu on your VIZIO TV and select your WiFi network.
  • Double check that the password you have entered matches the password for your network.
  • Delete any incorrect characters and re-enter your password.
  • Select Connect to save and try connecting again.


3. Reboot your VIZIO Smart TV:
  • Locate the power cable for your VIZIO TV and unplug it from the wall outlet.
  • Wait at least 30 seconds with the TV unplugged.
  • Plug the power cable back in and turn your TV back on.
  • Allow a few minutes for the TV to fully reboot.
  • Try reconnecting to your WiFi network.


4. Try manually entering your WiFi details:
  • Go to the WiFi menu on your TV and select the option to manually enter a network.
  • Enter your WiFi network name (SSID) using the on-screen keyboard.
  • Enter your network password.
  • Select Connect to save the information.
  • Your TV will now try to connect using the details you manually entered.


5. Check for WiFi interference:
  • Ensure your WiFi router is not placed in a cabinet or behind furniture that could block the signal.
  • Make sure your VIZIO TV has a clear line of sight to your WiFi router.
  • Turn off any devices like microwaves, cordless phones or Bluetooth speakers that could interfere with the WiFi signal when not in use.
  • Try reconnecting your TV to WiFi to see if the interference was the issue.


6. Try a different WiFi channel:
  • Log into your WiFi router settings, usually through an IP address like or
  • Look for options to manually select a WiFi channel. WiFi channels 1, 6 and 11 are usually less crowded.
  • Try changing to one of these channels on both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequency bands if possible.
  • Save the changes to your WiFi router and try reconnecting your VIZIO TV.


7. Update your TV's software and firmware:
  • Go to the Menu on your VIZIO TV and select Settings or System. Select Check for Updates or Update Software.
  • Your TV will search for the latest updates for both the Smart TV software and firmware. Install any available updates.
  • After updating and your TV restarts, try reconnecting to your WiFi network.


8. Factory reset your TV:
  • Go to the Menu on your TV and select Settings or System, then Reset & Admin. Select Reset TV to Factory Defaults.
  • Follow the on-screen prompts to perform a factory reset of your VIZIO Smart TV. All settings will be restored to default.
  • After resetting and the initial setup, try reconnecting your TV to your WiFi network. You may need to re-enter network information.


9. Contact your internet service provider:
  • Contact your internet service provider and report that you are having issues connecting your VIZIO Smart TV to your WiFi network.
  • Provide details about the issues you are experiencing and the steps you have already tried to resolve them.
  • Your provider may be able to check for any temporary network outages or other problems on their end, or they may dispatch a technician if necessary to resolve issues.


10. Contact VIZIO support:
  • Visit the official VIZIO support center via  report issues connecting your TV to WiFi that you are unable to resolve yourself.
  • Have details about your TV model number, software version and network information ready to provide to the support agent to help them troubleshoot.
  • The support team should be able to walk you through additional steps, or they may determine that service is required to fix any hardware or software issues with the TV preventing WiFi connection.


Enjoy streaming movies and TV shows, discovering new content, and staying up to date with news and social media on your big screen with your VIZIO Smart TV connected to WiFi. Let the binge-watching begin!

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