Check your network connection status
You may be successfully connected to your router but you may not have Internet access.
Check your connection status:
Press the HOME button on your remote
Scroll down to Settings
Select Advanced settings
Select Network status
Select Check connection
Here you can see if you have internet access.
Check your cables
Time to head round the back of your box. We’ll walk you through what to do.
First things first, we need to check how your box is connected to your router. Pick your connection:
Direct Ethernet cable
Check the Ethernet cable is securely connected to the Ethernet port. To be safe, disconnect and reconnect it.
Follow the cable from your box to the back of your router and make sure it's securely connected to one of your LAN ports.
Check the Ethernet cable is securely connected to the Etherner port. To be safe, disconnect and reconnect it.
There should be two powerline adapters plugged in to your mains. One by your YouView box and one by your router. Check both adapters are switched on and make sure the Ethernet cables are securely connected.
Restart your router
The simple old trick of restarting your router can help resolve this issue. Switch it off at the plug for 30 seconds and turn it back on. Give it a minute or two to warm up then check if you’re reconnected.
Please don't leave this page while your router is restarting as you won't have any internet access.
Using Powerline Adapters?
Make sure you switch both adapters off for 30 seconds and then turn them back on. Give them a minute to reset and all the lights will come back on.
Restart your box
The old “switch it on and off” routine. Overused but it can often help resolve the issue. Press and hold the button on your box for 8 seconds, then let go. You’ll be greeted with a friendly ‘Hello’ telling you that your box has restarted.
If the previous steps didn’t fix the issue, you will need to give your box provider a call. Contact details for BT, TalkTalk and Plusnet, can be found on our Useful Contacts page.
You can also drop a message on our forum where our helpful community members and staff will be able provide some assistance. To create an account to post on the forum, click here.