Your Amazon Echo may act as a Bluetooth speaker but in reality, it is much more than that.
It’s a way to go shopping without leaving your sofa, to listen to music without lifting a finger, and to answer your most difficult questions without you even having to type into Google.
Basically, its a way to ensure you never have to leave the house or interact with another human again!
As such it isn’t much use, and in fact, it is downright annoying if it doesn’t connect to your wifi when you need it to!
One of the most common errors you may have seen is the error ‘7:3:0:0:1’.
If you are getting this error, or any other errors when trying to connect to the internet we have a number of solutions for you to try.
Reasons Why The Echo Won’t Connect To Wifi And How To Fix Them
First Off, How To Diagnose The Problem?
Your Amazon Echo not only communicates with you using Alexa but also communicates with you using its lights. While a solid white light means that your device is fully connected, a solid orange light or a blinking orange light suggests there is a problem with your network.
For example, a solid orange light tells you that you are not connected to your wifi network. A flashing orange light, on the other hand, tells you that you are connected to the wifi network but that Alexa can’t access its voice service. The most likely reason for a flashing orange light is that there is a problem with the internet your Echo is trying to connect to.
Next up we have some of the most common Echo connection problems.
Wrong Wifi Password
This one is pretty self-explanatory. Often when making our wifi networks we will choose a password that is as strong as possible. While this is undoubtedly highly recommended, it can be a bit of pain when trying to connect a new device.
Also, if you or someone in your home has changed the wifi password, this could also cause a previously working Echo to stop suddenly.
Luckily, fixing this problem is a breeze. Simply follow all the steps you went through to connect the first time, but re-enter the password correctly. If you have multiple Echo’s and a particularly long password, you can choose the option to save your wifi password to Amazon.
Setting Up Echo With Alexa
Lost Connection Between The Echo And Your Router
There can be a number of reasons why your Echo and your router may have lost connection. Have you recently moved either one of these products? Perhaps you have put a new device nearby that could be interfering with the wifi and therefore causing the signal between your router and your Echo to become weaker.
If your Echo had a weak signal to begin with, even a small change to distance or congestion could be enough to stop the Echo connecting to your router.
The obvious way to fix this problem is to simply move your Echo and your router closer together. Alternatively, remove any other devices that could be causing interference from the area.
However, this isn’t always possible. After all, your Echo is only useful if it is located somewhere you can easily ask it questions and listen to music. If this is the case, assuming you have a dual band or tri band router you could always try to connect your Echo to a different channel.
If your Echo is connected to the 2.4GHz channel, connecting it to the 5GHz channel could reduce congestion. Alternatively, if you are already on the 5GHz channel, connecting to the 2.4GHz channel could give an Echo that is far from a router a stronger signal as 2.4GHz tends to have a wider coverage area.
Problems With The Wifi
One of the first things you should do when your Echo is check there are no problems with your wifi. Anything from the router breaking, to the dog accidently pulling out one of the important cables could easily cause problems with your wifi.
If you suspect a problem with your wifi then you may have to check the router itself. To do this you can simply connect another device such as a smartphone or a laptop to your router and see if it has any connection problem.
If it does, then there are a few quick fixes you can try to fix the router. First, check all the correct cables are plugged in as they should be. Looking at the flashing lights on the router can often tell you where the problem is on the network. If everything is as it should be, try turning the router on and off again to reboot it.
If it still doesn’t work then you may need to get more technical and follow the advice in another article we wrote.
Problems With The Echo
Sometimes for reasons unknown, things just stop working. If it seems like your network is working fine, and there is no reason for added congestion there may quite simply be a problem with the Echo itself.
As with router problems, the first thing to do in this situation is simply to reboot the Echo itself. This can be done very easily by pushing the device’s reset button (use a paperclip) until the Echo’s light turns orange and then off and on again.
Once you have finished the reboot, you will have to try to reconnect your Echo to your network all over again. If the problem is fixed then your echo should connect without any trouble.
If none of the issues above fix the problem and you have ruled out a problem with your network, you may have to get in touch with Amazon about getting a replacement product.
Amazon Echo Support
Getting in contact with Amazon is generally fairly easy. The easiest way to do this is through the internet and you can speak to them at this link.You can also contact them via Twitter or even on the phone if you would prefer.
While there are certainly a number of things that can go wrong with an Amazon Echo, usually it isn’t that hard to fix these issues using one of the above fixes.
Hopefully, you have enjoyed this article and it has given you some useful tips about how to solve Amazon Echo connection problems.
If you have any other questions, please leave a comment below!