How to connect Sceptre Android TV to Wi-Fi?

Are you looking to connect your Sceptre Android TV to Wi-Fi? With an internet connection, you can install apps, access lots of content, and stream your favorite videos.

So, how do you go about connecting your Sceptre Android TV to a Wi-Fi network? There are two ways. The first is to connect to the network during the guided setup.

However, if you don’t have a Wi-Fi network in the initial setup, you can skip the step and do it later through the settings menu.

Below, we take a step-by-step look at how to connect your Sceptre TV to a Wi-Fi network. We will also look at problems you might encounter during the process, what causes them, and how to fix them.

Can Sceptre TV connect to Wi-Fi?

Is Sceptre TV a Smart TV that will connect seamlessly, or do you need to purchase a streaming device? The brand offers both Smart and non-Smart TV options.

Sceptre Android TVs are all Smart models, that come with a range of apps and directly connect to a Wi-Fi network. Therefore, you don’t need to purchase a streaming device (like an Android TV box) to connect to the Internet.

How to connect a Sceptre TV to Wi-Fi?

One way to connect your TV to Wi-Fi is during the initial setup after unboxing your device. Follow the on-screen instructions until you are prompted to add a Wi-Fi network.

Then, select your network SSID name from the available lists and enter your password using the remote. With the network added, you can complete the setup and start streaming shows.

But what if you skipped this step? Well, you can still connect to Wi-Fi from your TV’s network settings. Below is a look at how to do it:

  • From your home screen, navigate to the Settings icon located on the top right corner of the TV screen.
  • Under Settings, select Network & Internet and make sure the Wi-Fi option is activated (using the slider button)
  • Under available Wi-Fi networks, scroll down and choose your network. You will be prompted to enter a password.
  • Enter your password using the remote and then click okay. The TV will automatically connect to the Wi-Fi, and you can now start streaming.

How to connect Sceptre TV to Wi-Fi without a remote?

It would help if you had a remote control to navigate the settings menu and enter the password when connecting your Sceptre TV to a remote. But what if your remote is lost or damaged? What options are there?

Well, there are a few options available. They include:

1. Using your smartphone as a remote

Sceptre Android TV will offer you the chance of setting up the device using your smartphone. This option can help you join a Wi-Fi network without the need for a remote.

Some TV models might also work with the TV remote control apps on your smartphone, eliminating the need for a smart TV.

2. Using a mouse pad

Some Smart TV models will support mouse pads through the device’s USB ports. You can try this option but be warned that some models might not support it.

The mouse will help you navigate through the menu options just like a remote if it works.

3. Connecting to the Internet using an Ethernet port

Don’t have an alternative way of connecting to a Wi-Fi network? You can still access the Internet on your Sceptre TV by connecting to a LAN network.

The brand’s smart TVs come with an RJ45 port at the back panel, where you can plug in your Ethernet cable.

Your Sceptre TV is not connecting to Wi-Fi? What’s the cause?

Connecting your Sceptre Android TV to a Wi-Fi network seems simple enough, but it might come with a few challenges. In some cases, you might find that your Smart TV is not connecting to the Wi-Fi due to various reasons.

They include:

  • Weak wireless signal
  • Wrong password details
  • Software glitches on the TV or router
  • Corrupted settings after firmware update
  • Faulty network settings
  • Firewall settings

Troubleshooting a Sceptre TV that is not connecting to Wi-Fi?

If your Sceptre TV won’t connect to Wi-Fi, below are some solutions you can try to fix the issue.

1. Check that the Wi-Fi signal is strong.

One of the first things to check is the wireless signal from your router. It needs to be strong enough for a connection to be successful.

You can get an idea of the network strength by checking the network bar strength where your Wi-Fi appears in the list of available networks. If some bars are missing, the network is poor, or something is causing interference.

As such, you should move your router closer to the TV until the network is strong enough.

2. Make sure you are entering the correct password details

Wrong password details are among the top reasons for the Wi-Fi network not connecting.

Double-check on your router settings to make sure that you have the correct password, then try again.

3. Forget the Wi-Fi network

Sometimes, minor glitches or corrupted settings can interfere with the Wi-Fi connection process.

Before moving to more troubleshooting steps, you can start by forgetting the Wi-Fi network. Doing so clears any saved settings for the network, thus helping to fix the issue.

To forget the network, select the Wi-Fi network you are trying to connect to from the list of available networks. Scroll down the options and select “Forget network”.

Go back to available connections and try connecting again.

4. Reboot your TV

Sceptre TV
Image: Sceptre

If forgetting the network does not work, you can try to reboot/resetting your TV. Doing so clears the saved memory, which can help remove corrupted settings and system bugs.

You can reboot by unplugging the device from the power outlet then waiting about 30 seconds. After that, plug it in again and power it on.

If the issue persists, you can try a factory reset by going to Settings > Advanced Settings > Factory Reset. Note that a factory reset wipes every setting and saves information and should be a last resort.

5. Reboot your router

The reason your TV is not connecting to Wi-Fi could be on the router. Again, this could be due to several issues, such as corrupted settings or software glitches. Rebooting the router is one of the best ways to fix these issues.

Most routers come with a hard reset button located at the back panel. Pressing and holding the button will start the reboot process. Alternatively, you can do a cold reboot – unplugging the router from the outlet, waiting about a minute, then plugging and powering it on.

Wrapping up

Connecting your Sceptre Android TV to Wi-Fi is a simple process, which gives you access to lots of content on the Internet. If you’ve just bought your TV or are looking to connect for the first time, the information above can guide you.

In such a case, the solutions above can help you troubleshoot and fix the problem. In the unlikely case you are unable, some alternatives exist.

The first is to switch to another Wi-Fi network or connect through Ethernet. If this doesn’t work, you should contact Sceptre Customer Support for additional troubleshooting.

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Walter Allen
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