If your ONN TV isn’t connecting to WiFi, the main reasons are usually a poor network signal, a glitch in the TV’s system, or a damaged Wi-Fi module.
Most of the time, a temporary system glitch is the primary reason!
Oliver emailed Homespoiler:
❝When I try to connect my Onn Smart TV to the Wi-Fi, nothing happens. It just loads, and sometimes it doesn’t show any available network list. This happens in most cases whenever I try to connect it to wifi. Why is my Onn Roku TV won’t connect to wifi? What do you think I should do?❞ — Oliver, Chicago.
Oliver, that’s a common issue among 70% of Onn TV users, not just you, so don’t panic!
In this article, I will walk you through why your Onn TV isn’t connecting to the internet and what you need to do to get it back working again.
Let’s move on…
How to solve this issue?
Here’s the detailed step-by-step guidelines:
Step 1: Perform an HDMI Reset
This is something no one even wants to hear.
But it really works!
The reason is that sometimes the TV encounters a temporary glitch from the system and HDMI cable connection. When this happens, some of the usual activities like the network connection of the TV get disrupted.
So, when you perform an HDMI reset, all the HDMI connections get refreshed, and minor system glitches get eliminated.
However, here’s how:
- Disconnect the TV from the power outlet completely.
- Similarly, disconnect all the HDMI-connected devices from the TV.
- Wait for 5 minutes.
- Once you are done, turn your TV back on.
Now check again whether the TV is connecting to the network or not. If not, proceed to the next step.
Step 2: Check all the Basic Things
If power cycling doesn’t help, do the following very basic checks:
- Restart the router: Unplug it from the wall outlet and then wait for a minute, and then plug it back in.
- Check the network settings: Ensure that your TV is set to the correct network type (2.4GHz or 5GHz) and that the network name and password are correct.
- Check the distance: If your TV is far away from the router, you may experience connection issues. Try moving the TV closer to the router.
- Disable and re-enable the Wi-Fi on the TV: Go to the TV’s settings and turn off the Wi-Fi, then turn it back on. Also temporarily disconnect all other devices from WiFi.
Also, check your TV’s time and date because time and date have a huge impact on your TV’s ability to connect to the internet.
Step 3: Clean the TV’s Network Module
TV contains a small chipboard inside that facilitates its connection to the internet.
Essentially, it acts as a bridge!
However, over time, a lot of dust and debris accumulates in its connection points and the sensor.
When this happens, TV loses its ability to capture a WiFi signal and connect to the internet.
So, the third step in troubleshooting a WiFi connection issue on your Onn Roku TV is to properly clean this network chip.
- Grab a screwdriver.
- Carefully open the back panel of the TV.
- Locate the WiFi module.
- Give it a thorough cleaning using a soft brush.
- Once you’ve finished, reassemble everything.
If you can’t find the WiFi card in your model, clean all the boards you see inside. Make sure to use a soft brush rather than a hard brush, as it could potentially damage the TV components.
Here’s an image showing the exact process.
Step 4: Upgrade the TV’s Firmware
ONN TVs typically update themselves when a new firmware version is available. But, sometimes manufacturers mistakenly release updates with numerous bugs.
When this occurs, you have two options: wait for the next update or downgrade the firmware to the previous stable version.
Since your TV currently lacks a network connection, you’ll need to perform these actions manually.
Check out this article from Roku’s official website for step-by-step instructions on how to update your Onn Roku TV using a USB flash drive. (Click here)
Step 5: Factory Reset Your TV
If you’ve tried everything else and your TV still isn’t working right, a factory reset is your last resort.
This will basically make your TV go back to how it was when you first got it, with all the default settings.
Keep in mind: Any changes or personal settings you’ve made on your TV will be gone for good after this reset.
Take a look at our full guide on how to reset your Onn TV to its factory settings, whether you have a remote or not, and see if that fixes the problem!
When you’re facing a problem with your TV, the usual solutions like turning it off and on or checking your password are good go-tos.
But sometimes, trying something new can be a game-changer.
For example, a signal booster might give your WiFi a boost, or simply changing the channel on your router could solve the problem.
Here’s how to change your router’s channel:
- Find your router’s IP address and open its settings on a web page.
- Look for the wireless settings section.
- Pick a different channel from the list of options.
- Save your changes.
Now, give reconnecting your TV to the WiFi another shot and see if it does the trick.
Q: Why is my Onn TV unable to detect any available Wi-Fi networks?
Ensure that your Wi-Fi router is functioning properly and within range of your TV.
Then check if the Wi-Fi network visibility settings on your TV are enabled.
If the issue persists, try restarting both your TV and router to refresh the connection.
Q: Can a damaged Wi-Fi module be the reason for my Onn TV not connecting to wifi?
Yes, a damaged Wi-Fi module can certainly cause connectivity issues.
To check for any visible damage or wear and tear on the module, follow these steps:
- Grab a screwdriver and open the back panel of the TV.
- Locate the Wi-Fi module and inspect it carefully.
If you suspect that the Wi-Fi module is damaged, it is recommended to contact Onn TV’s customer support or a professional technician to assess and repair the issue.
Q: Can one access the internet without relying on WiFi?
Yes, it’s possible to connect to the internet without WiFi by utilizing an Ethernet cable.
This option provides a wired connection which offers a more stable internet connection compared to wireless.
Although a wired connection may not be ideal, it can serve as a temporary solution while you seek a better solution for your Wi-Fi issues.
Abdul Kader, a handy guy and experienced founder of a TV repair shop in Gulshan, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is mainly an expert in understanding and repairing different types of issues with Smart TVs and providing helpful insights on how to keep them in good working order. Read his Full Story.