You’re getting the Bell Fibe error code 201 X? Here’s the solution!
The different error codes you could get on Bell usually mean different things, which is only to be expected.
However, there are certain circumstances that could always trigger some kind of an error message or code, to indicate the underlying condition of the issue.
To fix when Bell Fibe is giving you the 201 X error, Hard Reset your receiver and then troubleshoot the wireless transmitter. Reboot your receiver and check for Bell outages in your area. Finally, refresh the software of the modem and Factory Reset the receiver.
We should address the causes and the meaning of the 201 X error code first!
The Bell Fibe TV error code 201 X is a message that will appear when your TV session expires.
Expiry of the TV session on the other hand could be caused by a failed internet connection, an issue with the cabling or simply a problem with your receiver’s connectivity.
Let’s review an organized list, containing all of the possible causes for this error:
- There is an issue with your Bell Internet Modem
- A problem with the Cabling in your setup
- There’s a Temporal Outage in your area
- An issue with your Bell Wireless Receiver Transmitter
With the causes being clarified, we could now move on to the essentials of our guide – the solutions.
We’ll target all of the causes above in our upcoming troubleshoot-guide!
In order to properly manage the error code that keeps appearing on your Bell Receiver, it’s quite important to follow the chronological order of our solutions.
Only this way, you’ll be sure that all of the causes for the problem are being accounted for and that you’ve done everything possible on your end.
Let’s jump in with the guide!
For your first step, you should check and verify whether there is an outage in your area that targets the Bell Network.
Only this way, you’ll be sure that the issue is on your end for now and may proceed to troubleshoot without a doubt.
To understand whether the Bell service is down, you must check the internet availability of the network in your area.
- To check if Bell is down, navigate to Bell Internet Outages In Your Area!
To check the services of Bell, use a browser on a device that is already connected to the internet.
If there’s an actual outage with Bell, all of your devices connected to your home network will be offline temporarily.
It’s best to use your mobile for this process and connect it to cellular data.
Note: On Bell’s site, you must enter your ZIP/Postal code to check the service’s state.
Perhaps, the 201 X error occurs due to a fault with the current Broadcast.
There is a high chance that the current live TV or on-demand content you’re viewing has run into a fault, giving you the error to indicate the connection fault.
What you should do next, is switch the broadcast you’re currently viewing on your Bell Receiver and test.
- Get your Bell Fibe Wireless Receiver remote and switch the broadcast
It doesn’t really matter whether it will be live TV or on-demand content you’re going to switch to, as long as it is different and unrelated to the one giving you trouble.
You should also keep in mind that the live TV channels being hosted by the same merchant in partnership with Bell could be experiencing the fault as well.
Make sure that the TV channels are unrelated and check if you’re still going to get the 201 X error code message.
Note: Keep viewing the broadcast for at least 1-2 minutes to determine if the issue is there.
In your Bell Fibe setup, there is the wireless Receiver Transmitter that hooks up with the internet/network modem.
The internet connection from the modem is then wirelessly transferred to the TV receiver, as long as the receiver is turned on, and up and running.
If a problem occurs with the transmitter, no internet will reach the Bell Fibe receiver and therefore you’ll get the 201 X error.
Here are a variety of ways to troubleshoot the transmitter:
- Power the transmitter ON and OFF with a 30 seconds interval
- Reconnect the Ethernet from the wireless transmitter
- Press the WPS Button twice, to reconnect it to the receiver
Keep in mind that the wireless transmitter is only able to connect with the receiver when the “WPS” button is pressed.
That means the WPS button must be pressed twice, in order to disconnect and then reconnect the transmitter to the receiver.
Notice: If the transmitter connects, the WiFi icon will light up in a solid green colour.
Next, you should perform a Hard Reset on your Bell Fibe TV box, to resolve the issue with the incoming signal that is causing the error.
Performing a Hard Reset on your Bell Fibe TV box will target issues with your device’s hardware and software.
That means all faults with the incoming internet service will be resolved and the connection of your wireless receiver will be restored.
Follow these instructions to perform a Hard Reset on your Bell Fibe TV Box:
- Press the Power Button in order to shut down the wireless receiver.
- Unplug the Power Adapter of the device, from the electrical outlet.
- Stand by for 5 minutes while the receiver is disconnected from power.
- Reattach the power cable of the Fibe box, back into the source.
- Turn on the device.
- Play a random broadcast and test…
Once again, you must wait a while to determine if the error code is going to appear again. Let the broadcast go on for at least 2 minutes and check if the 201 X error code still appears.
Note: You should also test on the broadcast if you’ve got the error code the first time.
Bell has designed a virtual tool that any of its users could run and identify issues with their setup.
The tool works effectively and it will let you know of any wiring or wireless connection problems in your setup.
Note: You must be in possession of your Bell Username and Password.
Follow these instructions to access and run the virtual repair tool:
- On a device connected to the internet, launch a Browser.
- Navigate to Bell’s Virtual Tool.
- Input your Username and Password in the required fields.
- Follow the instructions to run the test.
The virtual tool may take up to 3 minutes to identify issues with your setup.
It is connected to your Bell subscription and wireless receiver so you don’t have to take any further steps than logging in with your Bell profile.
Alert: Make sure to use the Bell account that has the problematic receiver connected.
In caseBell Fibe error code 201 X still appears, perform a Factory Reset on the Bell Fibe modem.
This is one of our most effective solutions so far and it works great for exactly the same type of problem you’re having.
The connection of your modem will be reset as a result of this process and therefore your wireless receiver will reconnect from the modem.
Here’s how to Factory Reset the modem:
- To reset the Bell Fibe modem, hold the Reset Button on the back for 5 seconds!
As a result of holding the reset button, the modem will go into a Factory Reset state, which will last for around 60 seconds, up to 5 minutes, based on the performance.
Once the reset has been completed, your modem will bring the network back online and restore the service.
Alert: Do not interact with the Bell Fibe Modem while it is resetting.
If you’re still having issues with error codes on Bell Fibe, contact their support to review your problem further.
Bell has access to your plan and subscription directly, so it shouldn’t take long until the problem is settled!
Thus, to fix when Bell Fibe error code 201 X keeps occurring, reconnect your wireless transmitter to the modem and refresh the modem. Next, perform a Hard Reset on your Bell Fibe TV box, then switch the broadcast and finally, reset the network modem.
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