27-03-2018 05:21 PM
I've got 4GEE home router, it loses connection to internet only on Amazon Fire TV Stick. If I connect on my old broadband and then switch to 4GEE router it works ok (I still have my broadband connection for a few days). If I switch off/on or I go into Network settings my Firestick loses connection to internet, it connects to router ok but then can't connect further to internet. Any help appreciated, thanks.
27-03-2018 05:58 PM
There are numerous reports that these MBB routers don't work with Amazon Firesticks. Can't think why. They are just routers like any other.
27-03-2018 09:32 PM
@XRaySpeX it's the WiFi . These firesticks are really fussy when it comes to WiFi strength and it's likely the WiFi signal strength which is the issue.
@LesleyF have you got the white 4G EE box? Can you try moving it closer to your TV/firestick. Have you also set the firestick up correctly to your new EE device Inc setting the password.
Please also check Amazon troubleshooting guide.
27-03-2018 09:51 PM
@Northerner: These Firesticks must be v. fussy. My Roku Streaming Stick picks up my WiFi all the way across these house & upstairs from the router.
27-03-2018 10:18 PM
@XRaySpeX gave mine away. Plus I upgraded my TV.
28-03-2018 02:50 PM
29-03-2018 02:46 PM - edited 29-03-2018 02:47 PM
I have exactly the same problem.
I can connect the firestick to the 4GEE home router wifi network, but the network status says 'connected with problems' and when you try to go'home' on the firestick, it tells me Home is not available because you are not connected to the internet.
The strange thing is, if I hold the firestick remote home button down, go to apps, open BBC iplayer, I can watch anything on there, but not access any of the Amazon content.
Another thing i noticed is that if i download my VPN app and open that, all the amazon contect works perfectly. Possibly a problem with the IP addresses that the EE router assigns?
I spent an hour on the phone to Amazon this morning with no resolution. They suggested it is a problem with the router, especially as I can use my mobile phone (also on EE) as a personal hotspot and the firestick works a treat.
29-03-2018 02:52 PM
@si_b: It would appear the Firesticks are know to have problems connecting to WiFi correctly.
I just did a quick Google search "Firestick connected with problems" and a forum post from Virgin Media appears. It would appear there are a lot of problems on a lot of forums.
29-03-2018 03:01 PM
That may be the case, but I have 2 firesticks, both of which worked fine over wifi with my previous 2 broadband providers.
As soon as I try to use the 4GEE home router, the problems start. I even bought a new firestick yesterday to test and that has the same problem.
I can even connect them to my neighbours wifi and my mobile phone hotspot with no issues - just the 4GEE home router.
30-03-2018 11:13 AM
I have just been through the same pain of the Firestick dropping off the internet and I have found a solution.
Note that I can only confirm this works with the home router as that is teh device I have.
So what you need to do is connect to your router with a browser and log in to the admin screen. The default IP is 192.168.1.1
From there sellect the settings tab from the top and in the left collumn, select Setup, then Data Connection.
In the page that is displayed, there is dropdown that gives an option for IPv4, IPV6 or IPV46 (i.e both).
Set this to IPV4 and all is well. It will tell you to disconnect from teh internet in teh popup box, but go for it, the change gets applied and all my Firesticks now work fine.
Once that was all done, just pointed teh Firesticks to the WIFI network and low and behold, it all worked
It also appears to have fixed an intermittant VPN issue I was having, so I am a happy camper.
30-03-2018 12:48 PM - edited 30-03-2018 12:49 PM
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03-04-2018 07:40 PM
I cant find where to change the Ipv4 or Ipv6.
I can see it but it doesnt give me the option to change it ?
03-04-2018 07:48 PM
@DTitmus: You have to disconnect from the Net 1st before you can change anything.
03-04-2018 07:56 PM
But i need to be connected to.the 4gee mini for me to be able to log into the 192.168.1.1 page..where i change it ?
How do i do it without being connected ? 🙂
Thanks lots in advance
03-04-2018 09:10 PM - edited 03-04-2018 09:22 PM
That's right. You stay connected to the router by WiFi. You just disconnect it from the Internet. There's a setting on it to do that. Then you change the IPv4 setting & then reconnect to the Net. Those are 2 separate connections on any router. Example from a diff MBB router:
03-04-2018 09:30 PM - edited 03-04-2018 09:32 PM
But i need to be connected to.the 4gee mini
Ah, this discussion is about the 4GEE Home Router not the 4GEE Mini. I doubt you can change to IPv4 on the 4GEE Mini anymore than I can on an Osprey Mini, but I think they're already on IPv4.
What does it show as the WAN IP addy?