Smart TVs have made it into the homes of many in the current times. Among smart TVs, Sony has always been a leading brand. Recently, users of Sony’s smart TVs have complained that their TVs won’t connect to Wi-Fi. Smart TVs are better than a normal TV because it can connect to the internet and use all the services that come with it. Without the internet, it isn’t quite smart anymore.
Fortunately, in most cases the issue is fixable. In this article, I have discussed what you can do when your Sony TV won’t connect to Wi-Fi.
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Why Sony Smart TV Won’t Connect To Wi-Fi?
- 1 Why Sony Smart TV Won’t Connect To Wi-Fi?
- 2 Troubleshooting Sony TV Won’t Connect To Wi-Fi Issue
- 3 Wrapping Up
There can be various reasons why your Sony Smart TV won’t connect to Wi-Fi anymore. Here are some common reasons for this issue:
- The Wi-Fi signal strength can be too weak to connect to.
- The router can be placed too close to the TV that interferes with the connectivity of the Wi-Fi.
- If there are other connected devices to the Wi-Fi, then it may hog up the bandwidth or even exceed the limit for the Wi-Fi connectivity.
- Other wireless devices can interfere with the Wi-Fi signal your Sony TV is trying to connect to.
These are some of the common reasons why Sony TV can’t connect to Wi-Fi. Now that you know these issues, it’s time to troubleshoot the problem.
Troubleshooting Sony TV Won’t Connect To Wi-Fi Issue
After knowing the common issues preventing your Sony TV from connecting to the Wi-Fi, here are some troubleshooting methods that you can use to fix it. Remember to read the solutions carefully before executing them in order to avoid making mistakes.
Solution 1: Restart Your TV
The first thing you can try is to restart your Sony Smart TV. Restarting fixes most of the minor bugs and errors. It may sound cliché, but it has remained one of the most successful troubleshooting methods when it comes to such issues. Restart a couple of times and see if that fixes the TV not connecting to the Wi-Fi issue. If still your Sony TV won’t connect to Wi-Fi, then try the other solutions given below.
Solution 2: Move The Wi-Fi Router
After restarting, you can try is to move the Wi-Fi router near the TV. If the router is placed far from the TV, then there is a big possibility of the TV being outside the Wi-Fi range. This will explain why your Sony TV can’t connect to Wi-Fi.
However, it is also possible that your TV is not connecting to the Wi-Fi because it is placed too close to it. When routers are placed right next to Smart TVs, the signal can get interfered with. This will make the Wi-Fi signal weaker, even though it is placed right next to the TV.
Also, try to keep the router away from other wireless devices. This can cause Electromagnetic interference. Other than that, certain locations can also be responsible for electromagnetic interference. Here is a list of devices that you would want to keep your router away from:
- Microwave ovens
- Cordless phones
- Garage door openers
- Wireless toys
Here is a list of environments that can cause Electromagnetic interference:
- The areas near large transmission lines.
- Locations that generate static electricity.
- Places where the walls, decks, or doors have metal surfaces.
Solution 3: Check Whether Other Devices Are Connected To The Same Wi-Fi
Every Wi-Fi router has a limit to the number of possible connected devices. If already that many devices are connected to the Wi-Fi, then other devices like Sony TV can’t connect to Wi-Fi. In these situations, you can either increase the limit for the connected devices (if possible) or disconnect other devices connected to the Wi-Fi.
Solution 4: Reset Your Router
Another solution you can try is resetting the router. Sometimes the router cache can become corrupted and devices like your Sony TV can’t connect to Wi-Fi. To reset your router, follow the steps given below:
- Locate the Reset button on your router. If you don’t know where to look, then read the router’s user manual. In the user’s manual, you will find the reset button of your router mentioned.
- After you have found the reset button, press and hold it for 15-20 seconds.
- Leave the button and wait for 10 more seconds.
- Now, press the power button to turn on the router.
If the router doesn’t have a reset button, press the power button to turn it off and unplug the power cable. Wait for 20 seconds and plug the power cable and turn on the router.
After the router resets, Sony TV should be able to connect with it.
Solution 5: Check If The Router Is Broken
A broken router won’t let any devices to connect with it. Check whether it is only your Sony TV that is unable to connect or other wireless devices also are failing to connect. In such a scenario, you will have to take your router to a service center but most likely you will have to replace it in the end.
Solution 6: Contact Sony Service Center
If none of the above solutions work, then you should contact the Sony service center near you or at least contact their helpline. This issue can be a hardware problem if none of the above solutions worked.
So, there you have it. Now you know what to do when Sony TV won’t connect to Wi-Fi. The above solutions should help you with this issue. If you have any questions related to this article, ask them in the comment section below.