how to connect alexa to wifi without app

How to connect Alexa to Wifi without app? –  Many people have been asking if there is a way. In fact, it might be one of your questions, too.

If you are asking the same question and you haven’t found yourself a solution yet, then this guide is perfect for you. This post will be all about the perfect way of connecting Alexa to Wifi without app.

Let us learn the steps!

Connecting Alexa to WiFi Without App

Connecting Alexa to wifi without app

All devices that are Alexa-enabled are recommended to be connected to WiFi. Why? – Because it’s functionality revolves around being connected to the internet.

She is your virtual assistant and to be able to have access to your data, she needs the internet more than you do! Kidding aside, it would not be able to function without a stable and a fast internet connection. 

In order for you to enjoy the highly advanced virtual assistant, she needs to be in connection with the servers of Amazon; and for that, you need to link it to your network.

Don’t Have the App? No Problem!

There could be many different reasons why you don’t or you can’t have the program. It can possibly be any of these reasons:

  • Your smartphone, tablet, or iPod is not compatible with it
  • The space or the storage of your gadget is not enough
  • Outdated Operating System (OS)
  • Restrictions set on your hardware
  • And Many More

Other reasons can spring out and even Amazon might not be able to help you fix it because it is with your phone, your own hardware. They literally have nothing to do with it.

So how do you use your specialized virtual assistant if you do not have the program? Is it actually possible to use and set it up without connecting to WiFi?

Luckily, there is a way on how you can link it to your home or office network. Follow the steps religiously and in no time, you will be using your device smoothly and seamlessly.

How to Connect Alexa to Wifi Without App – Steps

Here is the step-by-step guide on how to connect Alexa to Wifi Without the app. Follow these steps one by one and you will be good to go!

1. Access Your Amazon Account

The first step you will have to do is to access your Amazon account. You can go ahead and visit Alexa Website and login by typing in your email address and your password.

alexa login

You would have to use your login for the Amazon account that you have.

If you don’t have one yet, you can easily create an account by clicking on the CREATE A NEW AMAZON ACCOUNT button below where it says New to Amazon?

Once done, login using your credentials you just signed up for and enter the setup.

2. Setup a New Device

If this is your first hardware, you will automatically be sent to the Setup a New Device option. Otherwise, you would have to navigate your way towards Settings. You can see it on the left-hand sidebar.

alexa devices

From there, you will find the option that says Set up a new device. Click on it and you’ll be redirected to the page where you can select the gadget you want to set up or connect.

3. Choosing the Hardware

There is multiple Alexa-enabled hardware you can choose from, some of which include the Echo, the Echo Dot, the Echo Plus, the Echo Sub, the Echo Studio, the Amazon Tap, etc.

Pro Tip: Make sure that you are going to select the correct and the appropriate hardware. Not being able to do so can lead to many different delays and problems.

4. Entering Setup

Now, the real step of the procedure begins. When you select the hardware that you have; the gadget you want to connect to WiFi, click on it.

echo setup

It will redirect you to a page where it says Begin [Device] Setup. Click on Continue to go to the next step.

5. Turning Your Device On

You can turn your device on by plugging it into a power outlet. Your device will come with a charger; use that to insert it into the wall or some power supply.

6. Wait for the Orange Light

During this time, you will notice that it will light up – it’ll go from blue then to orange after 30 seconds to a minute.

wait for light

What we need is the orange light because it’s the signal that it’s ready to be paired or to be connected to a network.

 I Don’t See the Orange Light

What do I need to do if I don’t’ see the orange light? There is a prompt there that you can click.

alexa orange light

Clicking on that will redirect you to a page where it’ll instruct you to press and hold the action button on your gadget for about six (6) to seven (7) seconds.

This will make the light on your device orange.

7. Connect Your PC to Your Echo Dot

Then, what you have to do next is to connect your Amazon device to your PC.

To do this:

  • Go to the computer’s WiFi or network settings
  • Locate and choose the network of your dedicated hardware. Usually, it’s formatted as “Amazon-XXX” by default. It shouldn’t be that hard to find
  • Don’t fret if you don’t see it pop-up instantly; there are times when it takes a few minutes before it displays. If it’s not showing up automatically, try refreshing the list so you can see more devices and more networks
  • When you’re able to connect it, follow along the instructions that it will give you

Whether you have an Echo Dot, an Echo Plus, Echo Link, or any other type of hardware that has Alexa, you can simply follow this guide to be able to have it boarded to your internet network.


If you do not have the Alexa application, don’t worry! This guide will be everything you need to help you answer your question of how to connect Alexa to Wifi without app!

It is an easy process, and you can just follow along the instructions that you will see on your screen. You can take it as a guarantee that you will be able to use it after you successfully follow all of these steps religiously.

Further Read: If your device is not turning on and giving some issues, you can refer our guide on How to Fix Alexa Won’t Turn on for more details.

Nicole B