It is safe to say that most Roku customers here have encountered the dreaded error 014 when trying to connect their Roku o the Wi-Fi. Ever wonder what it really is? Why the error is coming up? What is it that you are doing wrong?
We’ll give you a complete overview of Roku Error 014 and tell you how to resolve it. No matter what Roku model you have, while setting up your Roku, you are very likely to come across this error. But what is Error 014?
Roku Error 014 while performing the Roku Setup, in general, entails that the device is not able to get an IP address from your Router. Thus, the device is not able to communicate with the Router. Now, there are a number of reasons why the Roku might not get a valid IP address. This is properly represented by the device using an error code, in this case Error 014. The proper format for this error is 014.xx, where xx is another numeric pair that represents why the Roku is not getting a local IP address.
Why does the Error Code 014 come up on Roku?
Let’s take a step-by-step approach to this and see how to resolve error 014. Foremost, this error comes up immediately after you enter your Wi-Fi password into the Roku. So, here are the possible reasons we have come across that might bring up this error code.
- You entered the wrong Wi-Fi password
- Your router is too far away
- You have enabled a whitelist on your router
- There is a problem with the network settings on your router
- An antivirus or firewall is blocking the Roku’s access to the internet
In our experience as support providers for Roku Com Link, we have come across this issue on a daily basis and can give you some easy steps on how to resolve this issue.
How to resolve Roku Error 014?
To resolve the error 014, perform the following steps;-
- Verify you have entered the correct password.
- Make sure the router is not too far off. A regular Wi-Fi router has a range of about 25 feet in closed areas. However, the range is more in open areas.
- Unplug your router from electricity and give it some rest. After 30 seconds, Plug in the router once again.
- Restart the Roku and try again.
- For a Roku with Ethernet cord, this code simply entails that the wire is not working as expected, get a replacement Ethernet cord.
If after performing these steps, you still see error 014 then, there is a problem with either you network setting or another device on your network is blocking Roku’s access to the router. In such a case, the best course of actioRoku TV Support and a technician will get your Roku connected successfully.