4 Best Ways to Fix Fire TV Stick Connected With Problems Error

4 Best Ways to Fix Fire TV Stick Connected With Problems Error

Network issues on the Amazon Fire TV Stick can be both common and infuriating, making the streaming device almost unusable. These issues prevent users from streaming content, installing apps, and using other features. If you see an error message that says ‘Connected with problems’ when connecting your Fire TV Stick to Wi-Fi, our solutions can help fix the error.

4 Best Ways to Fix Fire TV Stick Connected With Problems Error

Since this issue usually comes from the network source (i.e., the connected router or wireless hotspot), it is best fixed by troubleshooting the Wi-Fi network. You can resolve this connection error by making changes to your Fire TV Stick network settings. Proceed to the section below to learn how to fix the problem.

Note: The troubleshooting fixes below for the ‘Connected with problems’ error also apply to the Fire TV Stick 4K.

1. Troubleshoot Router

To troubleshoot issues with your Fire TV Stick’s connectivity, follow these steps:

1. Verify that your internet router is transmitting data correctly.

2. Connect your Fire TV Stick to another Wi-Fi network, such as a mobile hotspot, to see if it connects without any problems. If it does, then the issue may lie with your router, which should be fixed.

3. If you have a dual-band router, try connecting to a different frequency band (2.4 GHz or 5 GHz) to see if that resolves the problem. In some cases, the 2.4 GHz channel can become congested due to multiple devices in your home.

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By following these troubleshooting steps, you can resolve connectivity issues with your Fire TV Stick.

Rebooting the internet router and reconnecting your Fire TV Stick should usually fix the “Connected with problems” error. If the error persists, try moving the router closer to the Fire TV Stick. Also, check if your internet plan is still valid and if you have reached your bandwidth or data limit. Additionally, make sure that the Fire TV Stick has not been blocked or blacklisted from the network in the router’s admin dashboard. If the issue continues, contact your internet provider for further assistance.

If other devices can access the internet on the same Wi-Fi network as your Fire TV Stick, then your Fire TV Stick is likely the problem. In that case, try the troubleshooting solutions below.

2. Forget Network

4 Best Ways to Fix Fire TV Stick Connected With Problems Error

To fix the ‘Connected with problems’ error, you can remove or forget the Wi-Fi network on your Fire TV Stick and then reconnect the streaming device. Here are the steps to forget a Wi-Fi network on the Fire TV Stick:

1. Go to the Settings menu

2. Select Network.

4 Best Ways to Fix Fire TV Stick Connected With Problems Error

Step 2: Move the cursor to the problematic Wi-Fi network and tap the Menu button on the Fire TV Stick’s remote.

4 Best Ways to Fix Fire TV Stick Connected With Problems Error

Step 4: Tap the Select button to forget the affected network.

4 Best Ways to Fix Fire TV Stick Connected With Problems Error

You will receive a notification when the network is disconnected. Then, choose the network again, enter the password, and tap the Play/Pause button to connect your Fire TV Stick. If the network error message still appears, move on to the next solution.

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3. Hard-Reboot the Fire TV Stick

4 Best Ways to Fix Fire TV Stick Connected With Problems Error

Some Fire TV Stick users reported that hard-rebooting the device helped fix the network connection issue. You can hard-reboot the Fire TV Stick by doing any of the following actions: Unplug the power adapter, remove the USB cable, or turn off and on the socket. Afterward, plug the device back in and reconnect to the network. If the problem continues, reset your Fire TV Stick.

4. Reset Fire TV Stick

4 Best Ways to Fix Fire TV Stick Connected With Problems Error

Restoring the Fire TV Stick to factory default can help fix the ‘Connected with problems’ issue. However, we recommend performing a factory reset on the streaming stick only when other troubleshooting methods prove ineffective. Resetting the Fire TV Stick will return it to its original state, deleting all previously installed apps. Pre-installed apps will have their data/files cleared but remain on the device. To reset the Fire TV Stick, go to Settings > My Fire TV > Reset to Factory Defaults. Check out our guide on resetting a Fire TV Stick to learn how to properly do it.

The ‘Connected with problems’ error message could be a hardware issue. If the error message appears for all Wi-Fi networks you connect the Fire TV Stick to, consider returning the streaming device for a replacement. If the Fire TV Stick only refuses to connect to a particular network, try resetting the router to factory default and check if that fixes the issue.

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