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Vizio TV Keeps Disconnecting

If you own a Vizio TV, you may have experienced the frustration of having it randomly disconnected. This is a common problem with Vizio TVs, and a few possible explanations exist. 

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Weak wifi signals, large distances between the router and TV, and mismatched network connections are all reasons your Vizio TV might keep disconnecting. Easy fixes include resetting your router and Vizo TV, changing the DHCP settings, and placing the router near the Vizio TV.

In the rest of this article, I will discuss all these reasons in detail and what steps you can follow to fix these issues.

Reasons Why the Vizio TV Keeps Disconnecting

Vizio TV Network Menu

If you’re streaming your shows using your Vizio TV, it can be very frustrating if the show pauses every few seconds. The very evident reason for this is that your Vizio TV keeps getting disconnected from the Wi-Fi. 

But why does your Vizio TV keep on getting disconnected? Let’s discuss some very prominent reasons behind this problem.

Problems With Your Wifi Connection

A weak or bad internet connection is one of the root causes of Vizio TV’s disconnection. Vizio TV is quite flexible when it comes to unstable internet connections, meaning that it can change the video’s resolution according to the internet’s bandwidth. However, your TV can’t adapt if it doesn’t have an internet connection.

There are many ways to check the strength of your internet connection. The best and fastest way is to check it through another device, such as your phone or laptop. Follow these steps to ensure you have a stable internet connection:

  1. Open a tab on a device’s browser connected to the same internet network your Vizio TV is connected to.
  2. Open any internet strength-checking websites such as fast.com.
  3. If there is an internet connection, the website will display your internet speed.

If the webpage doesn’t load, then this means that there is a problem with your internet connection.

Signal Outreach Issues Between Your Router and Vizio TV

Man Watching Vizio TV

The second most important reason behind a Vizio TV being unable to connect to the wifi is that there is an interference between the outreach of the signal from your router and the Vizio TV. This could be because the distance between the router and the Vizio TV is more than the recommended distance of thirty feet. The closer the router is to the Vizio TV, the better the internet connection.

Another reason behind the signal outreach problem is that too many devices may be connected to the router. Every router has a limit to the number of devices it can be connected to, and if you exceed that number, the TV is unable to use the internet, considers it dead, and gets disconnected from it.

Vizio TV Is Added as a Guest on Your Wifi Network

Some modern routers have an additional feature that allows you to add selected devices to the guest list of the wifi network. The guest mode has a slower internet speed so that it does not affect the whole internet connection. 

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Hence, if your Vizio TV is connected to the wifi network from the guest mode, then you will face constant buffering and connection drops in your streaming.

To check whether or not your Vizio TV is connected to the wifi network in the guest mode:

  1. Open the settings app on your Vizio TV.
  2. Select the wifi connections tab.
  3. Check if it reads guests or not.

4 Ways To Fix a Vizio TV if It Isn’t Connecting With WiFi

Vizio TV Signal Issues

If you want to resume your journey of uninterrupted streaming on Vizio TV, follow these simple steps that are listed below to troubleshoot the connectivity issues.

  1. Reset the Router and Vizio TV

Most of the time, resetting your router and the device that is facing connectivity issues (in this case, it is the Vizio TV) will fix wifi connectivity problems. To reset the router:

  1. Unplug the router from the socket.
  2. Wait for one to two minutes.
  3. Plug the router back into the socket.
  4. Wait for the router to get online.

To reset your Vizio TV:

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  1. Press the menu button on your remote.
  2. Select the systems tab.
  3. Select the option for reset and admin.
  4. Select the option for reset TV to factory default.
  5. Wait for the Vizio TV to turn off.

Normally, resetting the router will fix internet connectivity issues. However, if it doesn’t, then you can factory reset your Vizio TV. Be mindful of the fact that factory resetting a Vizio TV will lead to all of your stored information being deleted. Hence, you will need to fill in the required information again, which includes your wifi network’s password.

2. DHCP

DHCP is a convention that assigns IP addresses to devices that are connected to the same network. This helps in making the internet connection between the two devices strong. 

Toggling the DHCP tab can help with the connectivity issues between the Vizio TV and wifi network. To change the settings of DHCP:

  1. Press the menu button on your remote.
  2. Select the network tab.
  3. Navigate to the manual set-up tab and select it.
  4. Select DHCP.
  5. If DHCP is off, switch it on by swiping the arrow to your right.
  6. If DHCP was on, switch it off, wait a few minutes, and swipe it right again.

3. Move Your Router Closer to the Vizio TV

To troubleshoot the problem of signal outreach between Vizio TV and wifi network, move your router closer to the TV. The recommended distance between the Vizio TV and the router is at most thirty feet. It is recommended to keep your router in a place where it is not surrounded by absorbent or opaque objects as they absorb the signals from the router, creating weak-signal issues.

4. Get in Touch With Vizio TV Support

If you’ve done all that you can, and your Vizio TV is still facing connectivity issues, then it is best to get in touch with the customer support for Vizio TVs so they can further assist you. You can get in touch with them at their website.

Final Thoughts

When you are facing connectivity issues with your Vizio TV, wifi connections are probably the most likely reason. Fixing those wifi connectivity issues is no biggie and can be easily fixed. However, if none of your devices is facing internet connectivity problems, then there must be some problem with the Vizio TV. You can get this settled by contacting the lifetime technical support of Vizio TV.

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Gizmo Geek Guide published this original article on January 9, 2023.

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