Steps to connect Alexa to WiFi
To connect Alexa to WiFi network or a new network, open the Alexa app and tap Devices. Then select Echo & Alexa and choose the Alexa device you want to connect. Finally, tap Change next to WiFi Network and enter the WiFi password for that network. Don’t forget to read our FAQ about the best passwords for WiFi as we are seeing an increasing number of hacks. Amazon also provides some tips that might be useful.
My Alexa is Not Connecting to the Internet
- Check your internet connection to be sure it’s working properly. …
- Manually restart both the modem and wireless router, wait five minutes, then connect Alexa to Wi-Fi. …
- Restart the Alexa-enabled device. …
- Confirm that the Wi-Fi password is correct.
How to connect Google Home to WiFi
Your Google Home or Google Assistant Speaker hangs on your every word in order to bring music requests, smart home control and answers to queries – but only if it’s connected to Wi-Fi.
This link should be made during the initial setup of your Google Nest Mini, Nest Audio or Nest Hub. If you’re changing Wi-Fi networks or connecting again after the initial setup, you’ll need to scour through the menus of the Google Home app.
During initial setup, you’ll be prompted to connect your speaker to a Wi-Fi network, but you can always go into the settings menu of an individual device and reconnect if, for whatever reason, the device has forgotten your network.
You will need the Google Home app installed on your phone or tablet, which you can do through the App Store or Google Play store.
Connecting to Wi-Fi during initial setup
- Open the Google Home app.
- Click the + sign top left and tap Set up device.
- Go through the menus, selecting the location of your device and its name.
- When the list of Wi-Fi networks appear, choose your network, enter the password and tap Connect.
- The pair will then shake hands for a few moments, before the app notifies you the device is connected.
Connect to Wi-Fi after initial setup
- Open the Google Home app.
- Select the device you want to connect to Wi-Fi from your list of rooms (or from the Local devices section in Account), then select the settings cog in the top-right.
- Select the Wi-Fi tab ( and choose your network from the list, entering the password and tapping Connect.
Troubleshooting – Google Home won’t connect to WiFi
The above steps should be enough to see your speaker connect to your Wi-Fi network, but we know through experience this isn’t always the case. If your Google Home can’t connect to Wi-Fi, try the steps below:
- Restart your router and wait 30 seconds.
- Reset your Google Home or Assistant-enabled device to factory settings.
- Update the firmware on your router.
- Ensure your speaker and phone/tablet is within ample range of the router.
- Check your phone or tablet is connected to the same network you’re trying to connect your speaker to.