How to Fix Netflix Error Code NW-3-6

What to do when you get this error code on your streaming device

If you see Netflix error code NW-3-6, you're experiencing a network error and can't get to the TV shows and movies that you want to watch. This article walks you through what causes this error code and how to fix it.

What is Netflix Error Code NW-3-6?

Netflix error code NW-3-6 is usually accompanied by a message that reads:

We're having a problem connecting to Netflix. Please try again or visit: www.netflix.com/help.

This error code means you're having network connectivity issues, and it's most likely your home network isn't configured correctly, or your internet connection isn't working.

How Do I Fix a Netflix Error Code NW-3-6?

If you're unable to connect your Netflix to watch your favorite shows and movies, you can follow these troubleshooting steps to get it going again.

  1. Restart your streaming device. Whether you're using a Roku or smart TV, a simple restart could clear out the cache for the streaming device and let you regain access to your Netflix. If you need to reset your Roku box or streaming stick, it's a little more involved than just turning your TV off and then back on again. If you're restarting a smart TV, give it about 30 seconds after turning it off before you power it back on.

  2. Restart your network. The problem could be the router or modem you're using on your home network. If it's not connected to the internet, you won't be able to stream Netflix. If restarting your streaming device didn't work, then restarting your network could be the next best thing.

    If you find that none of your devices have an internet connection, you can troubleshoot your internet to see if you can get it working again.

  3. Reset your modem or router. If a restart didn't work, your next option would be to reset your home network, including your router and modem. Resetting your network will take a few minutes, but if the problem is in the lines or if your router or modem isn't working correctly, this might get it working again.

  4. Restore your default connections. Default connections are those connections that happen automatically when you first set up your modem. If you've changed those settings, then resetting them back to factory default might fix the problem that you're having. To access your modem settings, you'll need to log in as an administrator.

    If restoring your default settings sets your modem's password back to the default password, be sure to change that again since using the default password presents a security risk.

  5. Turn off your VPN. If you're using a virtual private network (VPN), try turning it off. A VPN can prevent Netflix from seeing your region, which could trigger geofencing based on regional content restrictions. Turning off your VPN might get Netflix working again.

  6. Connect your smart TV directly to your modem. If you're still having trouble connecting, or if your wireless connection is slow, try connecting your smart TV directly to your modem using an ethernet cable. Not only does this give you a better signal for when you're streaming, but it might solve whatever problem you're having.

  7. Verify your DNS settings. Doing this is especially critical if you're trying to stream from a gaming console. If your DNS server settings are incorrect, you won't be able to connect to the internet to stream your entertainment.

    Even if you aren't using a gaming system, you may need to change the DNS servers on your router.

    • For PlayStation: Go to Settings > Network Settings > Internet Connection Settings > Custom and choose Wired Connect or Wi-Fi. Then use the following settings:
    • IP Address Setting: Automatic
    • DHCP hostname: Do Not Set
    • DNS Setting: Automatic
    • MTU: Automatic
    • Proxy Server: Do Not Use
    • For Xbox: Go to Settings > System Settings > Network Settings > Network > Configure Network. Then, go to DNS Settings and select Automatic. You'll need to restart your Xbox when you're finished.

How to Reset Netflix on a Smart TV

If resetting your network isn't working, and you know that you are connected, and everything else on your smart TV is working with your network connection, you might want to reset Netflix on your smart TV. The problem is, you can't really reset the app.

You can, however, make sure that it's fully updated. The updates usually happen automatically, but if you want to ensure you haven't missed an update, sign out of Netflix and sign back in with your user name and password. If there is an update pending, this should trigger it to install before you can use the service.

The other thing that you can try is deleting the Netflix app from your device entirely and then reinstalling it. A fresh installation of the Netflix app might well fix any issues you're having with the existing app.

FAQ
  • How do I fix Netflix error code NW-2-5?

    The Netflix error code NW-2-5 usually means there's a network connectivity issue. To fix Netflix error code NW-2-5, try pressing Try Again on the screen, and you may be able to reach the network. If this doesn't work, make sure your streaming device is connected to the network and verify that you're on a network that supports streaming. To troubleshoot, restart your streaming device, restart your home network, and try to boost your Wi-Fi signal.

  • What is Netflix error code 300?

    Netflix error code 300 appears when there's an issue with Netflix running on a Sony TV or Blu-ray player. Click Retry to restart the app and see if this clears up the issue. If not, wait a few minutes to see if network congestion clears, then try starting Netflix again. If you continue to have trouble, contact Sony support.

  • What does Netflix error code 111 mean?

    If you encounter Netflix error code 111, it means your Android TV or Amazon Fire TV device needs to be refreshed. On your Amazon Fire TV device, clear the Netflix app data by going to Settings > Applications > Manage Installed Applications; select the Netflix app and press Clear Data > Clear Data > Clear Cache. On an Android TV, go to Settings > Apps > System apps > Netflix, and then press Clear data.

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