Amazon has a range of smart speakers that you can use to not only listen to music but also speak to it, issue commands and if you want, it can also control a number of supported smart devices, all of which can be done with just your voice. Now, for an Alexa smart speaker like Echo Dot to work, it needs two main things, an Amazon account and a connection to the internet via WiFi.
When you happen to move your Alexa to another place, the Alexa speaker will continue to search for the wifi networks that were saved to it. Since the WiFi network is obviously not the same the Alexa speaker will have issues connecting to the internet and will keep flashing lights to tell you that there is no internet connection.
And also if you change the password of your WiFi, then the Alexa device won’t be able to connect to it until you reconnect it to the WiFi by using the new WiFi password. So, how do you solve this issue? By reconnecting to the WiFi for which you will find a suitable method below.
How To Reconnect Alexa To WiFi
In this case scenario, the ideal solution is to directly connect your Alexa device like Echo Dot to the same WiFi network again (in case of password change) or connect to a new WiFi. The process is same for both cases. But if you are unable to connect to a new WiFi network, first you will need to remove the WiFi network that has been saved to your Alexa smart speaker. Once you have done that, you can easily set up the Alexa to connect to your new WiFi network.
Follow mentioned five steps to reconnect your Alexa speaker to a new wifi network or even existing WiFi network. Why you need to reconnect to an already saved WiFi network, it may be because you may have changed your WiFi password. Well for both cases the method is same. You need to make sure that you have the password for the WiFi network so you can get the Alexa speaker connected to your Wifi network right away.
Step 2: Now, tap on the Devices icon from the menu at the bottom and then choose Echo and Alexa.
Step 3: Here you will see all the Amazon Alexa and Echo devices that are paired to your account. Simply select the device that you wish to set up with your new Wifi network or WiFi with changed password.
Step 4: Tap on Settings/gear icon and then tap on Change next to WiFi Network which will be below Bluetooth devices.
Step 5: Now the App will show instruction you need to follow to connect your Alexa device to the WiFi network. The steps will include putting your device in pairing mode, selecting WiFi, and entering password.
After completing on screen instructions, your Alexa Echo or other device will be connected to the WiFi network.
How to Delete Saved WiFi Networks
In case your Alexa device is not connecting to a saved Wifi network or to a new WiFi network, you can try removing saved network to start pairing fresh.
Alexa device work on only WiFi and it will only search for the networks saved to it unless it is in pairing mode. If you want to delete saved networks, you will have to access the device settings in your web browser, because the option is not available in the Alexa App. Do note that there is no option to remove the Wifi network. But only be able to clear the passwords from your saved networks. Not an ideal solution, but it is the best that you have to work with.
Note: This method will delete password for all Alexa devices using same account.
Step 1: First off, launch your web browser and head over to the Amazon website. Log in with the same Amazon account that has been used to set up your Alexa speaker.
Step 2: Now that you have signed in with your account, hover your mouse over your name on the top right corner of the Amazon website. A menu will show up, click on Manage Your Content and Devices.
Step 3: Click on the Preference tab and you should see the Saved Network Passwords option. Click on it to expand.
Step 4: Next click on the Delete button to remove the passwords from all the networks that have been saved to your Alexa speakers.
This is how you can prevent your Alexa speakers from connecting to networks that are saved to your Alexa device. Now that you have removed the passwords, you can set up the new wifi network for your Alexa speaker using the method given above.
This concludes the guide on how you can easily remove a network and reconnect your Alexa speaker to a wifi network. The process is simple and easy. It should take you less than a few minutes to get all of it sorted out. Yes, it’s a shame that Amazon Alexa doesn’t have an option where you can delete the whole wifi network right away. Hopefully, they do bring out this feature and roll it out for everyone so that people can easily delete the old wifi networks.