How to Reset Other Device's Network Connection (Gaming Consoles, TVs, Printers, Etc...)

Before the Privacy Hero Adapter can protect a device, it must be moved from the Exposed Network to the Protected Network.  This is done by resetting the device’s network connection.

This article will be looking at how to reset the network connection for any devices that are not computers, smartphones, or tablets (if you’re looking to reset the connection for those types of devices, click here for computers, or here for smartphones and tablets). Resetting a device’s connection is a pretty easy task. Just find the category your devices fit into below and follow the instructions.


Streamers (Roku, Apple TV, etc...)

Streamers include devices such as Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, and Google Chromecast. Resetting the connection to these devices is as easy as unplugging the power source, and then plugging it back it in.

Smart TVs

Most smart TVs will reset their connection whenever they’re turned off and back on. If this doesn’t work, simply unplug the power cord and plug it back in.

Smart Speakers

For Smart Speakers like Google Home or Apple HomePod, you can reset the network connection by unplugging the device and plugging it back in.

Gaming Consoles

You can reset the connection on consoles like the Xbox One, PS4, or Wii Switch by unplugging the device and plugging it back in.


To reset the connection on your printer, you can power your printer off and then on. If that doesn’t work, try unplugging the printer and then plugging it back in.

Smart Thermostats


Nest Products will require a restart to reset your network connection. You can do this by following these steps:

Step 1
Select the thermostat ring to bring up the device’s menu.

Step 2
Rotate the ring until you reach “Settings” and press it.

Step 3:
Select “Reset”.

Step 4:
Select “Restart”

Step 5:
Rotate the ring until OK is displayed and press it.


To reset the connection on EcoBee devices, unplug the device and then plug it back in.

IoT and Other Devices

Resetting the connection on other devices will depend on how the device receives power:

Does your device plug into a wall socket?

If so, simply unplug the device and plug it back in.

Does your device have a battery?

If so, you’ll need to completely power off the device, and then power the device back on.

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