In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through the process of connecting your Alexa device to WiFi without using the Alexa app. This method involves a few additional steps compared to the traditional pairing method but is designed to be user-friendly and accessible to all. To connect Alexa to WiFi without the app, you’ll need a WiFi-enabled device such as a computer, smartphone, or tablet. We’ll guide you through the process step by step, making it simple and straightforward.
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Now, let’s dive into the details of each step:
Preparation: WiFi-Enabled Device
To start the process, you’ll need a device with the capability to connect to WiFi. This is crucial because you’ll be connecting your Alexa device to a temporary WiFi network during the setup. If your computer doesn’t have built-in WiFi, you can use an external WiFi adapter.
Recommendation: TP-Link AC1300 USB WiFi Adapter (Archer T3U).
Activate your Alexa device, which requires it to connect to a temporary Alexa device WiFi. This temporary WiFi enables communication between your device and Alexa and will be used to connect your Alexa device to your permanent WiFi network.
Note: Setting up Alexa using a device without WiFi capabilities is not possible.
Navigate to “alexa.amazon.com”
Open a web browser (we recommend Google Chrome, Safari, or Firefox) on your WiFi-enabled device and go to “alexa.amazon.com.” If you’re not automatically redirected to the Alexa interface, click on “Go to the previous version of alexa.amazon.com.” Sign in to your Amazon account to access your Amazon Alexa dashboard, which is similar to the mobile app interface.
Connect to Alexa’s WiFi
- In the browser version of the Alexa menu, click on “Settings.”
- Under the “Devices” tab, select “Set up a new device.”
- Choose the type of your Amazon Alexa device for pairing.
- Plug your Amazon Alexa device into a power source.
- Wait for your Alexa device to illuminate in yellow.
On your computer, click “Continue” to connect your computer to Alexa’s temporary WiFi.
The Amazon Alexa WiFi network can be identified by the SSID, which includes the word “Amazon” and a random number. Make sure to disconnect your device from any previous WiFi networks to prevent connection issues.
Connect Alexa to Your WiFi
The temporary WiFi you connected to in the previous step is only for communication purposes. Now, go back to the Alexa web portal and click “Continue” to scan for nearby WiFi networks. Select your home’s WiFi network from the list and enter the correct password, then click “Connect.”
Wait for your Alexa device to connect to your permanent WiFi network. Once it’s connected, you can also reconnect your computer to the internet.
Test the WiFi Connection
To verify that your Alexa speaker is connected to the WiFi, ask it a question. Avoid questions that can be answered locally, such as math problems. For example, ask “Alexa, what’s the weather tomorrow in [City], [Country]?” If Alexa responds with the weather forecast, your connection is successful. If not, Alexa will indicate an issue with the internet connection.
How to Connect Alexa to WiFi Without Internet?
Unfortunately, Alexa devices rely on an internet connection to function. To connect Alexa to WiFi without an internet connection, you can use the personal hotspot feature on your smartphone. Share your cellular internet with a WiFi-enabled device and then proceed with the setup process on “alexa.amazon.com.”
How to Get the “Alexa App” on a Windows Computer?
If you prefer using the Alexa app on your Windows computer, follow these steps:
- Click on the search bar on the Windows Taskbar.
- Type “Microsoft Store” and open the Windows app.
- Search for “Alexa” in the Microsoft Store.
- If it’s not available in your region, it won’t show up.
- To download the Alexa app, click “Get” and then “Launch.”
- Open the Amazon Alexa app, click “Set Up Amazon Alexa,” and sign in to your Amazon account.
With the Alexa app on your Windows computer, you can access the Amazon Alexa control panel without the need for a mobile app.
Can I Connect Alexa to WiFi Without a Computer?
No, you can’t connect Alexa to WiFi without a device that can connect to WiFi. You need a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer for the setup.
My Computer Doesn’t Have WiFi, Can’t Set Up Alexa?
If your desktop computer lacks built-in WiFi, you can use an external WiFi adapter that plugs into a USB port to scan, discover, and connect to WiFi networks.
Can I Change Alexa Settings Without a Phone App?
Yes, you can adjust Alexa settings from the web-based Alexa interface, eliminating the need for the phone app. However, having the app is convenient for remote control.
Best Ways to Troubleshoot the Amazon Alexa App
If you encounter issues with the Amazon Alexa app, consider the following troubleshooting steps:
- Restart the Alexa app and your mobile device.
- Clear the Alexa app cache data.
- Sign in and out from the Alexa app.
- Reset your device’s network settings.
- If problems persist, contact Amazon Customer Service.
In this guide, we’ve explained how to connect your Alexa device to WiFi without using the app, providing a detailed, user-friendly step-by-step process. Whether you have a computer with or without built-in WiFi, you can follow these instructions to successfully set up your Alexa speaker. Additionally, we’ve addressed common questions and troubleshooting tips to ensure a smooth Alexa experience. Enjoy the convenience of using your Alexa device with a reliable internet connection.