Wondering how to connect FiOS TV One Mini to WiFi? It is really easy so keep reading!
The FiOS TV One Mini makes streaming from home a much more bearable experience, by saving you time from cabling.
This type of receiver works with two necessary cable connections (HDMI and power adapter) and still broadcasts content reliably!
Connecting a FiOS TV One Mini to WiFi usually happens automatically whenever the receiver is plugged into power and you’ve undergone the initial setup.
As long as the cable box doesn’t have a connected Ethernet/Coax, it will search for nearby Verizon WiFi.
About the FiOS TV One Mini WiFi Setup!
FiOS TV One Mini receivers are special since they can connect with the Verizon network either through a wired (Coax) connection or via WiFi.
The wireless setup of the FiOS One Mini via WiFi is usually completed automatically as long as you have a Verizon gateway.
- Verizon FiOS TV One Mini needs a Verizon gateway to complete the WiFi setup!
In other words, you will be obligated to set up the Mini box via coaxial if you’re not in possession of a Verizon router.
This is why it is especially tricky to rely on setting up the cable box with WiFi since you need optional Verizon equipment to complete the process.
General and WiFi Setup of FiOS TV One Mini
The WiFi setup is completed during the initial setup of the TV box.
If you’ve already set up the cable box, the device is already connected to the network device, either via coax or WiFi.
- Thus, without a Verizon router, the cable box will not be able to sync wirelessly.
What’s so great about the FiOS TV One Mini box is that it could automatically connect to service through the Verizon gateway.
As long as the device is in range of the cable box, the WiFi will be automatically picked up by the receiver and it will connect.
As soon as the receiver is connected to a power outlet and running, it will give out a prompt!
How to Connect FiOS TV One Mini WiFi Connectivity?
We will go through the initial setup of the FiOS TV One Mini since this is when the WiFi connection is established.
If you’re already using the TV box, skip forward to the appropriate step and learn more details about the WiFi of the TV box there.
Let’s jump in…
1. Preparation: Cable TV Box!
Since there will be so few cable connections in the FiOS TV One Mini setup, placing the cable box in the correct spot and making sure it is receiving power is the most important factor.
For now, you will only need the power adapter and the HDMI cable delivered with the TV box.
- The Verizon FiOS TV One must be close to the TV and a power outlet!
Use the supplied HDMI cable to connect the FiOS TV One Mini with a television, equipped with an HDMI input.
While positioning the receiver, pay attention to whether the HDMI cable will be able to reach the back of the TV or you may have to search for a better location.
Tip: The box must be placed in a well-ventilated spot, away from heat conductors!
2. Complete the FiOS Activation
Now that the cable box is connected to power and its broadcast is displayed on a TV, this method will guide you through the FiOS activation process.
Each Verizon cable box must undergo a necessary setup and activation when connected to power for the first time.
- Turn on the TV/cable box and follow the on-screen activation steps!
Note: During the setup, the cable box will connect to WiFi, as long as the coax is not plugged in.
3. Undergo the Remote Setup
After the primary FiOS activation, there is the remote setup, which is also a necessary part of the connection process.
Programming the provided Verizon remote is mandatory for operating the cable box and accessing all of the software functions.
Note: If your remote isn’t added by the end of the setup, there’s a programming issue!
Can’t Use Verizon FiOS Voice Remote?
If the voice remote can’t communicate with the TV box or is simply not recognized during the setup, you could attempt several things.
Those are all common setup issues likely to occur on the Verizon voice remote only, as standard IR remotes can’t go wrong in such ways.
✅ Pair the remote manually – go to Menu > Settings > Voice Control > Fios Voice Remote > Program Voice Remote > Manual Setup.
✅ Take the batteries in and out – eject the batteries of the Verizon FiOS voice remote, count to 15 seconds, and place the batteries back in.
✅ Pronunciation clarity – if the remote doesn’t recognize your voice commands, make sure you pronounce them loudly, clearly, and correctly.
Note: In case of any further remote functionality issues, replacing the batteries should help!
4. Perform a Test on the TV Box!
This was how to connect FiOS TV One Mini to WiFi.
It’s really simple as long as you place the TV box correctly and do not connect any service cables to the device.
The great benefit of FiOS TV One Mini’s ability to connect via WiFi saves you a lot of time from managing cables.
Test by streaming any on-demand content that requires an internet connection on the receiver to determine if the connection is secure.
In case the cable box disconnects from WiFi or cannot stay connected for long, it probably has something to do with the network router/gateway.
Ways to Fix When FiOS TV One Mini WiFi Setup Not Working?
Setting up the cable box and all accompanying devices necessary for streaming only to see that the receiver is unpaired from the WiFi is a real bummer.
Below are the best solutions whenever the FiOS TV One Mini is experiencing any type of WiFi connectivity issues.
Method #1 Unplug the Service Cable
The FiOS TV One Mini will not look for nearby WiFi networks whenever there’s a service cable connected.
Make sure that no Ethernet or coaxial cables are connected to the TV box on the back inputs of the TV box. In case there are, unplug them to re-attempt the wireless setup.
Note: Service cables are delivered with any Verizon FiOS streaming box device!
Method #2 Relocate the Cable Box
The FiOS Mini box will only connect to WiFi if it’s close enough to the Verizon router.
It is a necessity to place the cable box near the network Verizon router so it could connect to WiFi quickly and stay connected.
Tip: The TV box must be installed within 30 feet of the network router!
Method #3 Factory Reset the FiOS Mini
If nothing worked, this method will teach you how to perform a factory reset on the FiOS Mini and erase all content and settings.
If you missed out on necessary steps and notes during the initial setup, the factory reset will provide you with a second chance to set up the box correctly.
Alert: Performing a factory reset will erase all content and settings on the TV box!
Follow these steps to factory reset the FiOS TV One Mini:
- Unplug the cable box from the power supply.
- Hold the Play/Pause button on the FiOS remote.
- Wait for the LED on the front to flash twice.
- Once the light turns red, reconnect the box.
- Press the “Menu” button on the remote control.
- Wait for the LED on the box to turn green.
- Press the (0) key on the remote control.
- Wait for a few seconds until the box resets.
Note: After the steps, you should be prompted to complete the initial setup!
Need More Help?
If you have any questions regarding the connectivity problem of the FiOS TV One Mini, it’s best to contact Verizon directly.
They will provide you with professional troubleshooting on the issue you’ve been facing so give them a call at 1-877-596-7577 between 8:30 AM – 5 PM.
Note: You can reach tech support by email anytime!
In this guide we’ve learned how to connect FiOS TV One Mini to WiFi, so it’s enough to place the TV box next to the gateway and plug it to power.
The FiOS TV One Mini box will automatically establish a WiFi connection, as long as it’s in range and there are no service cables connected.
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