How To Manually Connect Vizio TV To Wi-Fi?

Once you have your Vizio TV set up, it should connect to your Wi-Fi automatically.

You will never have to fiddle with the settings again.

However, some people have reported that their Vizio TV needs manually connecting every so often. 

Often, there is no rhyme or reason why your Vizio TV won’t connect to Wi-Fi automatically.

Luckily, you can connect your Vizio TV manually to your Wi-Fi.

To do this, select ‘Menu’ on your Vizio TV remote, and then select Network.

You can adjust which network you are connected to here.

Why Won’t Your Vizio TV Connect To Wi-Fi Automatically?  

As we said, there is often no discernible reason why your Vizio TV is not connecting to your Wi-Fi automatically.

However, there are a few things that you can look into.

In the next section, we will teach you how to connect to your Wi-Fi manually.

Your Vizio TV or Router Needs Resetting

Sometimes, the software on either your Vizio TV or your router can be a bit glitchy.

The best way to deal with this problem is to unplug them both from the wall for about 30-seconds.

This will reset the system, and it should allow you to connect the Vizio TV to your Wi-Fi again.

Your Router Isn’t Working

Sometimes, there may be an issue with your Wi-Fi router.

This may mean that it is not connected to the internet, has stopped working, or is simply a bit too far away from your Vizio TV.

Sadly, these issues can be among the toughest to fix.

If your internet is down, then you can wait for it to go up.

If your router isn’t working, then you will need to look at your router’s manual to discover ways that it can be fixed, if it can be fixed at all.

Your Router Password Has Changed

Finally, you may have changed the password to your router.

If you have changed the password to your router, and it hasn’t been updated on your Vizio TV, then your Vizio TV won’t be able to connect to the Wi-Fi. It will just give you an error message.

Luckily, this is an issue that can easily be resolved once you know how to connect your Vizio TV manually to your Wi-Fi.

This is because you will be updating the password at the same time.

This leads us neatly to the next section.

How To Manually Connect Vizio TV to Wi-Fi?

For these instructions, we are going to assume two things:

  • The router is turned on and is working.
  • Your Wi-Fi router is fairly close to your Vizio TV. It doesn’t need to be in the same room, but no more than 2 rooms away.

You should also have written down the password to your Wi-Fi router because you are going to need that!

Sorted? Great! Let’s run you through how you can manually connect your Vizio TV to your Wi-Fi.

Opening Up The Network Menu

As we said at the start, it is likely that you will only ever need to do this once.

Once you have manually set up your Wi-Fi connection, it should save.

Here are your steps:

  1. The first thing you need to do is to get your Vizio Menu open up.
  2. It is here that you will find the Network Settings.
  3. Press the “Menu” button on your Vizio remote control.
  4. Look for the option that says “Network” select the “OK” button on your Vizio remote control.
  5. Select “Network Connection”
  6. Select “Wireless”

By now, you should be in the section where you can set up your wireless network, which leaves us one more thing to do.

Connecting Manually To Your Wi-Fi

Check the list that appears.

You are looking for the name of your wireless network.

If you do not see the name of your Wi-Fi network, then there is likely to be something wrong with your router.

You will need to fix the problem with your router, but we’ve already covered it when we discussed why this issue appeared in the first place.

It is also likely that your router has no internet connection.

  1. If you see the name of your Wi-Fi network, select it (hit the OK button on your remote).
  2. You will now need to enter your password.
  3. Once you have done so, hit the OK button one last time.

Your Vizio will now connect to your Wi-Fi, and your settings should save.


There are many reasons why your Vizio TV may not be connecting to your Wi-Fi automatically.

Luckily, you can manually connect and this should fix the problem.

To manually connect, you will need to dive into the network settings on your Vizio TV.

Once you have done so, you can ‘save’ the connection settings and, hopefully, your TV and router will automatically connect to one another in the future. If they don’t, it could be a problem with your router.