The Amazon Fire TV is a great device for streaming content. Unfortunately, if it’s connected via an Ethernet cable to your router, it can be annoying when you have to reset it.
Wired connection problems can be caused by a number of factors. It is important to identify whether the issue is with your Amazon Fire TV stick, network settings, cable, or network connection.
If your Fire TV is connected to your router via an Ethernet cable, then you can run into a few issues that may cause you to lose the connection. Some errors can be fixed by simply restarting your Amazon Fire TV. Other issues may require you to reset the device or, worse, get a new one altogether.
If you experience any of these errors, then try each of the suggestions below in order until one works:
- First, make sure that you haven’t run out of bandwidth or exceeded a data limit. Check whether your internet plan is still active, and check the admin dashboard to see if the Fire TV Stick has been blacklisted from the network.
- Inspect the connectors and replace them if they appear to be defective. This may be a simple fix, but it’s not uncommon for the connectors to become loose or damaged over time.
- Check the router’s settings (see below)
- Follow these steps to restart your Fire TV device: unplug the power adapter, wait for about 1 minute, and then plug it back in. If that doesn’t work, you’ll have to do a full factory reset. This means turning off your Fire TV and disconnecting it from the HDMI port.
- If your Fire TV device is connected to your router via an Ethernet cable, then try resetting the router. To do so: 1. Turn off your router by pressing and holding the power button for about 30 seconds. Plug in your router again and wait for it to boot up. A simple reboot of your router and re-establishing the connection between it and your Amazon Fire TV Stick should fix that issue.
Keep reading to learn more about fixing your Amazon Fire TV Stick.
Amazon’s Fire TV Stick lets you stream video to your television for an affordable price. However, a strong Wi-Fi connection is necessary for smooth data streaming; if your Fire TV Stick is connected via a wired connection, then it will only work if you have an active internet connection and its settings are accurately configured.
Check The Router’s Settings
To assess your router’s settings, type its IP address into the browser’s bar. (The IP address is usually on a label attached to the back.)
Enter the default username and password, which should also be printed on a sticker or in the manual for your device.
If your router is operating on the 2.4GHz frequency band;· Choose a channel between 1 and 11. Make sure that the router’s broadcast signal is compatible with B, G, or N.
If you use a 5GHz network, make sure that:· The channel that you choose is between channels 36-48 or 149-165. The Fire TV will only work with routers that broadcast the A or N signal.
The network may be experiencing problems for a variety of reasons. First, try changing the security to open; second, change your router’s radio mode to G/N only; thirdly, you should update firmware if possible and finally, ensure that no more than 11 connections are made over the 2.4GHz band or 23 over 5GHZ
Some other common problems that you may encounter when connecting your Amazon Fire TV Stick to a wired router are:
You can’t get the device to connect at all:
This may be because the internet connection is not working or because your router is having issues. You may need to check that your modem is connected via Ethernet cable to your router and that the power supply is working correctly.
Check that your modem/router is working properly. Reboot it and then test the internet connection.
If all other devices in your home can connect to the internet without any issues, then try another router/modem combination to see if this fixes the problem.
If you do not have trouble getting your Ethernet wire to work on other devices, the problem is likely with your cable.
Check Your Cable
If resetting your router doesn’t work, try checking that your Ethernet cable is properly connected to both ends of your device.
Make sure that the cable isn’t loose or damaged and that it’s not interfering with anything else in your entertainment center. If everything looks good here, try plugging a different Ethernet cable into your router and see if that works better than the one you’re currently using — sometimes, different cables have different levels of quality control and performance when used with specific devices like this one!
Resetting The Fire Stick
If your Firestick is suddenly not connecting to the internet or experiencing any other connection problems, you should try to reset your Firestick. You can do this by pressing the power button on top of your device for 10 seconds and then unplugging the device from its power source for 30 seconds before plugging it back in again.
Once you have done this, wait a few minutes for it to boot up again, and then connect it back to your TV using an HDMI cable. If this doesn’t work, try using another HDMI cable. If this still doesn’t work, try restarting your router and modem as well as powering on/off your TV and other connected devices (e.g., DVD players). This will help determine if there are any issues with connecting via an Ethernet cable.
Why is My Fire TV Not Connecting?
One of the most common problems with Fire TV devices is that they don’t connect to your router properly. This can happen for several reasons, but here are some of the most common ones:
- Your Ethernet cable has a break in it (you may need to replace it)
- Your Wi-Fi signal strength is too weak or nonexistent (maybe your Amazon account has been disconnected)
- There’s a hardware issue with your Amazon Fire TV Stick (try rebooting it)
- Incompatible network settings (follow the guidelines outlined above)
After you’ve tried these things, if your Amazon Fire TV Stick still won’t connect, then there may be a problem with the device itself.