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In order for your Alexa device to work to its full potential, it must be connected to Wi-Fi. If you are taking your Alexa to a new place, or you have changed your internet network, unless your Alexa is connected to this particular Wi-Fi network, it will not work.
This article will be providing you with a simple guide on how you can connect your Alexa to Wi-Fi whether you have the Alexa app or not.
Connect Alexa To Wi-Fi With The App
Connecting your Alexa to Wi-Fi with the Alexa app is pretty straightforward. You’ll need to begin by opening the app.
Tap On The Devices
Once you have opened the app, tap on the ‘Devices’ option in the bottom-right corner of the page.
Echo & Alexa
Then, tap on the ‘Echo & Alexa’ option on the top right, and tap on the device you wish to connect.
If your device does not appear in the options, you can select ‘All Devices’ and it will appear there.
Tap The Status
Once you have selected your device, tap the ‘Status’ option and this will display what Wi-Fi network your Alexa is connected to.
Tap On Change
Tap on ‘Change’, and then press down on the action button on your Alexa device. This is the button with the circular dot. Hold this down for around 15 seconds until you see an orange light appear.
Once this orange light appears and continues to spin, press ‘Continue’ in the app.
After tapping ‘continue’, your device will appear under ‘Available Devices’. Select it, and then tap on the Wi-Fi network you wish to connect your Alexa to and enter the password.
Once you have entered the password, press ‘Connect’, and your Alexa will have connected to the Wi-Fi successfully!
Connecting Your Alexa To Wi-Fi (No App)
If you haven’t installed the Alexa app, you will still be able to connect your device to your Wi-Fi network, you just need to do this on a browser.
Your first step will be to type alexa.amazon.com in the search bar and log in to your Amazon account.
Once you have logged into your account, go to ‘Settings’ which is located in a sidebar on the left of the page.
Set Up A New Device
Then, click on ‘Set up a new device’, and select the device you wish to connect to your Wi-Fi network.
Once you have selected your device, click on ‘Continue’, and make sure your Alexa is plugged into a power source.
Orange Light Should Appear
Like the method above, an orange light should appear, and if it doesn’t, you should press the button with a circular dot and hold this down for 15 seconds until it appears.
Once the light appears, you can select ‘Continue’.
Then, go to your Wi-Fi networks, and select one that’s marked ‘Amazon -XXX’.
In your browser, click on ‘Continue’, choose the network you want to connect to and type in the password.
After completing these steps, your Alexa will be connected to your Wi-Fi network.
It is important to note, that it is slightly simpler to do this via the app, so you should download the app if you don’t have it already.
In summary, Alexas are wonderful devices, but they need to be connected to Wi-Fi in order for them to work accordingly.
Connecting your Alexa to your Wi-Fi network is a simple process, and while it can be done with or without the app, doing it through the Alexa app is quicker and simpler.
We hope this article has provided you with a useful guide on how you can do this.