Wi-Fi and DLNA Servers

Your Oculus Quest 2 or Quest needs to be connected to a Wi-Fi network to use and access most features and content. You will be prompted to choose your Wi-Fi network during the setup process.

To change the Wi-Fi network that your Quest 2 or Quest is connected to from your phone:

  1. Turn on your headset and open the Oculus app on your phone.

  2. Tap Settings from the bottom menu.

  3. Tap the headset that you are currently using.

  4. Tap Wi-Fi.

  5. Tap the new Wi-Fi network you’d like to connect to and enter the password, if prompted.

To change the Wi-Fi network your Quest 2 or Quest is connected to from your headset:

  1. Press oculus icon on your right Touch controller to pull up your universal menu.

  2. Select .

  3. Select Wi-Fi.

  4. Select the Wi-Fi network you'd like to connect to.

  5. If prompted, enter the password for the Wi-Fi network you'd like to connect to.

  6. Select Connect to connect to the Wi-Fi network.

If you're still having trouble connecting your headset to Wi-Fi, try these troubleshooting tips.

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If you're having trouble with your Quest 2 not detecting or connecting to Wi-Fi during the initial setup, check out these initial setup troubleshooting steps.

If you receive an error while trying to connect to Wi-Fi, you may need to connect your Oculus Quest 2 or Quest to another Wi-Fi network. Some possible causes for Wi-Fi issues with your headset include:

  • Captive Portals: A captive portal is a web page that prompts you to interact with it before connecting you to the internet. These are commonly used by public Wi-Fi networks in businesses, airports, hotels, and other venues that offer free Wi-Fi hotspots. This type of network will not work to setup your Quest 2 or Quest, but may work after your initial setup.

  • Weak signal: If your Wi-Fi network signal is weak, your headset may not see it. Try moving closer to the router (internet connection device), or switching to another Wi-Fi network that has a stronger signal.

  • Incorrect password: Make sure that you have entered your Wi-Fi password correctly. Try disconnecting from the network, reconnecting, and reentering your Wi-Fi password.

To change the Wi-Fi network your Oculus Quest 2 or Quest is connected to from your phone:

  1. Turn on your Quest 2 or Quest and open the Oculus app on your phone.

  2. Tap Settings from the bottom menu.

  3. Tap the headset that you are currently using.

  4. Tap Wi-Fi.

  5. Tap the new Wi-Fi network you’d like to connect to and enter the password, if prompted.

  6. Tap Connect to Wi-Fi.

To change the Wi-Fi network your Quest 2 or Quest is connected to from your Headset:

  1. Press oculus icon on your right Touch controller to pull up your universal menu.

  2. Select .

  3. Select Device.

  4. Select Wi-Fi.

  5. Select the Wi-Fi network you'd like to connect to.

  6. If prompted, enter the password for the Wi-Fi network you'd like to connect to.

  7. Select Connect.

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To find the MAC address for your Oculus Quest 2 or Quest:

  • Open the Oculus companion app on your phone.

  • Tap Settings and then select your headset from the drop-down menu.

  • Select More Settings and then select About this Headset.

You should now see your MAC address listed on your phone.

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Note: This feature is not currently available on Oculus Quest 2.

Using a DLNA or Home Streaming server, like Plex, you can share video, music and pictures from a storage device, like a computer or media player, to your Oculus Quest, without using additional storage space on your headset. Home Streaming servers can be connected to your Quest using Gallery.

To connect a Home Streaming server:

  1. Turn on your your DLNA supported device and connect it to your local Wi-Fi network.

  2. Enable DLNA on your DLNA supported device.

    • On Windows, turn on Media Streaming from the Network and Sharing Center in your Control Panel.

    • On Mac, you'll need to install a third party media server, like Plex.

  3. Turn on your Oculus Quest and put on your headset.

  4. Make sure your Oculus Quest headset is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your DLNA supported device.

  5. From your Home menu select Library then select Oculus Gallery.

  6. Select the Media Server you'd like to connect to from the Sources menu.

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