In order to play music, connect to the smart wireless devices, give directions and make calls, a Google Home requires an internet connection.
Fortunately, if your Google Home is not connecting to the wi-fi, then there are a number of possible solutions to get back to the Wi-Fi experience.
Make sure that the connections are proper
You can’t configure the Google Home until or unless you connect the Google Home to the app.
Download the Google Home app on your smart device. After downloading the app, you need to go through the steps to connect Google Home to the Wi-Fi.
If you are connecting the Google home to the home wi-fi whose password has been recently changed, then configure the Google Home again to update the password. The steps to update the settings and start fresh one are given here as under:
- From the Google Home app, you need to select the device.
- Go to ‘Settings’ and update the wireless password.
- Select ‘Wi-fi’ and click on ‘Forget network’.
- Click on ‘Add’ from the main screen.
- Select ‘Setup device’ and click ‘New devices’.
- Select Google home followed by ‘Next’.
- Go through the instructions mentioned on-screen or follow the setup directions.
Move router or Google home
You must look at the router first in order to troubleshoot the connection. Move the router closer to the Google home and check if the problem has been resolved or not.
So, the permanent solution is to move the Google Home closer to the router or move the router to the central location where there is no wall or any other obstruction that can cause interference.
If after moving the router to the desired place or restarting it doesn’t solve the problem, then you can go for router replacement. The procedure to replace the Google router can be checked online.
Turn off other networking devices
This may sound bizarre, but is a good solution for fixing the Google Wi-Fi router problem. If more than one device is connected to the Google Wi-Fi, then this can congest the network bandwidth. So, disconnect all the other networking devices which are currently not in use or if you are using any streaming device and check if the problem has been resolved or not.
Restart Google router and home
If after turning off the network devices, the problem is still at large, then it is good to restart Google Home and Wi-Fi. You can restart the Google home by simply unplugging it from the power supply and turn it on again. You can restart the Google router in the same manner.
Restarting both the devices will clear the temporary issues prevailing in the home network.
The steps to restart Google Home through the app are given here as under:
- Go to the device you want to restart.
- Go to the ‘Settings’ menu and select ‘reboot’.
After implementing the above-mentioned steps, you will be able to fix the Google home problem of not connecting to the Google Wi-Fi router.