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(9 Fixes) Oculus Quest 2 WiFi Limited Connection [2023]

Oculus Quest 2 WiFi Limited Connection

You wear your VR headset excitedly.

But instead of having a good time… 

You see this unusual error message on your screen:

“Limited connection.”

Well, that’s a bit annoying.

But don’t worry. I’ll teach you how to fix this problem in minutes. 

Continue reading to discover:

  • The most common reasons your Oculus Quest 2 says limited connection.
  • 9 quick solutions you can try to stop this limited connection error message.
  • 13 easy steps to fix your VR headset’s time and date settings and stop this issue.
  • And this is just the beginning… 

Why does my Oculus Quest 2 say limited connection?

Your Oculus Quest 2 says limited connection because your router is glitching. This error message also appears if your VR headset uses incorrect time and date settings. And sometimes, this problem happens because your Oculus Quest 2 can’t get stable WiFi signals. 

Oculus Quest 2 WiFi limited connection: 9 fixes

#1: Restart your router

As mentioned earlier… 

This limited connection issue usually happens if your WiFi source is glitching.

However, luckily, this is also the easiest problem to fix. 

Simply follow these…

Easy steps to restart your router:

  1. Unplug your device from the outlet.
  2. Let it rest for 3 minutes.
  3. Reconnect it to its power source. 

After doing so…

Check if your Oculus Quest 2 still has the error message.

#2: Reboot your VR headset

Like your router, your Oculus Quest 2 isn’t totally safe from bugs and glitches. 

And if your device is glitching or overwhelmed with its task…

This limited connection error may also appear.

So, to refresh your VR headset’s system… 

Follow these steps to reboot your Oculus Quest 2:

Step 1: Locate the Power and Volume Down buttons on your device. 

Note: You’ll find the former on the right side of your headset. And you’ll see the latter at the bottom of your gadget. 

Step 2: Press and hold both buttons simultaneously. 

Step 3: Let go when the menu appears on your headset. 

Step 4: Highlight the Boot Device option.

Step 5: Tap the Power button of your headset. 

Then, observe if this process was able to fix the problem. 

#3: Input the correct time and date

By default, your Oculus Quest 2 uses the time and date provided by your network. 

And unfortunately, if your router experiences some interruptions…

Sometimes, your VR headset doesn’t recalibrate its date automatically. 

As a result, the time on your network and Oculus Quest 2 don’t match.

And since both can’t communicate efficiently, the following happens:

  • You won’t be able to install games. 
  • You can’t buy from your Oculus store. 
  • Connection error messages appear on your headset. 

But don’t worry. Fixing this issue is easier than you think. 

Just follow these steps to… 

Recorrect your device’s time and date: 

Step 1: Download SideQuest on your PC

This software lets you access the hidden aspects of your VR headset’s settings. 

So, simply head to the official SideQuest website.

Then, follow the written instructions to install this software on your PC. 

Step 2: Open SideQuest on your computer

And once you’re on this software’s homepage… 

Step 3: Connect your Oculus Quest 2 to your PC

Use the official USB-C cable that came with your VR headset to do so. 

Step 4: Click Allow 

You’ll see a window pop up on your VR headset’s display.

So, simply hover over the Allow option and select it. 

Step 5: Ensure that there’s a green dot at the top-left corner of SideQuest

This shows that your software recognizes your VR headset. 

So, once you see it… 

Step 6: Tap the Installed App Menu option

You’ll find this on the top-right part of your PC. 

And it looks like a square composed of 9 little dots. 

Step 7: Turn ON the See All toggle

This is located on the right side of the search bar. 

Once it’s ON…

Step 8: Head to your headset’s software settings
  1. Type “Settings” in the search bar. 
  2. Focus on the “” option in the results.
  3. Click the gear icon on its right side. 
  4. Under the Manage App heading, tap the LAUNCH APP green button. 

After doing so, look inside your headset, then… 

Step 9: Select System

Use your right controller stick to scroll down and choose this option.

Step 10: Tap Date & Time

This is the 3rd option from the top.

Step 11: Toggle OFF the use network-provided time option

You’ll see this at the very top of the window. 

Step 12: Manually input the time and date

Note: Ensure that you’re inputting the correct data. 

Step 13: Exit the app

Press the B key on your right controller several times. 

And when the app disappears, restart your VR headset.

Need a visual guide for this solution? Watch this video: 

You might also want to know: (11 Fixes) Oculus Quest 2 Not Connecting To PC [Guide]

#4: Connect your VR headset to your hotspot

This solution offers a quick way out of this problem. 

However, it’s also a prerequisite to the next fix.

So, whether you want short-term Internet access or permanently stop this issue…

Don’t skip this solution.

With that said… 

Here’s how you turn ON your phone’s mobile data:

  1. Launch your phone’s Settings app.
  2. Select Wi-Fi.
  3. Turn this feature OFF.
  4. Tap the back icon at the top-left corner of your phone.
  5. Select Cellular from the list.
  6. Turn ON Cellular Data. 
  7. Click the back icon once more.
  8. Choose Personal Hotspot.
  9. Tap Turn on Wi-Fi on the window that appears. 
  10. Turn ON the Allow Others to Join toggle.
  11. Take note of the Wi-Fi password.
  1. Head to your phone/tablet’s Settings app.
  2. Select Network & Internet. 
  3. Choose Hotspot & tethering. 
  4. Click WiFi hotspot. 
  5. Turn ON the toggle beside Use Wi-Fi hotspot. 
  6. Take note of your hotspot’s name and password. 

Note: Exact steps may vary depending on the brand/model of your Android device. 

Now, it’s time to…

Connect your Oculus Quest 2 to your hotspot:

  1. Turn ON your VR headset and wear it. 
  2. On your right controller, tap the Oculus button (it looks like a thin oval).
  3. Click Quick Settings.
  4. Tap WiFi. 
  5. Choose your mobile hotspot from the list. 
  6. Enter your password and connect to the Internet. 

If this solution stops the error message… 

Proceed to the next fix while you still have Internet access. Because outdated software can prevent your headset from connecting to WiFi networks. Other than hotspots.  

However, if this didn’t stop the issue, skip to the 6th solution.

Because the next one won’t apply to you. 

#5: Update your Oculus Quest 2

An outdated VR headset causes all sorts of error messages.

But luckily, fixing this problem is a piece of cake.

Here’s how you can…

Update your Oculus Quest 2’s software:

  1. Ensure that your device is still connected to your hotspot. 
  2. Turn ON your gaming headset.
  3. Tap the Oculus button on your right controller to launch Menu.
  4. Select the Settings icon on the lower-right part of the floating window. 
  5. Hover your pointer over the left column.
  6. Use your thumbstick to scroll down.
  7. Choose About. 
  8. Tap Download, Install, or Install Update. 

Note: If a No Updates Available message shows up, your device is already up to date. 

#6: Disconnect other gadgets from your network

Your router distributes WiFi signals to all the devices connected to it.

So, if too many gadgets are using your network… 

Your Oculus Quest 2 will get a slower Internet connection. 

But here’s a quick solution:

Disconnect other devices from your WiFi.

Now, you can do this process manually. 

And by that, I mean individually disconnecting most, if not all, of your gadgets from the network.

However, changing your WiFi password is the most efficient way to do this. Because this process automatically removes all devices from your network.

“How do I do that?”

Simple. First, find your router’s default IP address on its sticker. 

Then, follow these steps to…

Change your WiFi’s password:

Step 1. Type your router’s IP address on a PC’s browser. 

Step 2: Log in using your WiFi username/admin and password.

You’ll find these on your router’s sticker. 

Step 3: Head to the Wireless section of the page.

Note: For other models, you’ll see this option as Wireless Security or WLAN

Step 4: Click the Wi-Fi Password or Key box/option.

Step 5: Input the new password you want to use. 

Step 6: Select Save or Apply.

Note: Exact steps may vary depending on your Internet Service Provider. So, if these don’t apply to your network, contact your ISP. 

Once you successfully change your WiFi password…

Reconnect your Oculus Quest 2 to your network.

Then, observe if you’re still seeing the Limited Connection error.

Pro tip: If this solution works for you, ensure not to overload your WiFi again next time. Don’t connect more than 10 devices to your network simultaneously. And disconnect your gadgets from your WiFi when you want to use your Oculus Quest 2. 

#7: Optimize your router’s placement

This error message also appears if your signal strength is too weak.

And the easiest way to improve your connection is to optimize your router’s location.

So, to give the best WiFi signals to your VR headset, here are my… 

3 tips for positioning your router:

Tip 1: Away from metal objects

This material blocks most signals coming from your router. 

So, place your WiFi source as far from metal as possible.

Tip 2: On a high place

Your router emits signals horizontally and vertically.

So, if you place it near the floor…

You’ll be wasting the signals coming from the bottom of your router. 

To get the best Internet connection from your WiFi…

Place your router on top of shelves or a wall mount. 

Tip 3: As close to your VR headset

Usually, I’d recommend placing your router in the center of your house.

But since you want to give your Oculus Quest 2 a priority in getting WiFi signals…

It’s best to place your router near your playing area. Specifically, within 10 ft (about 3 m). 

Recommended reading: Oculus Quest 2 Internet Requirements + Instructions

#8: Factory reset your VR headset


Some stubborn bugs and glitches on your Oculus Quest 2 stick with your data.

And the only way to remove them is to delete your information from your device.

So, for this solution… 

You need to factory reset your VR headset. 

In other words, you’ll revert your device’s state to when it was brand new.

Warning: This process logs you out from your accounts. And it’ll also delete your apps and custom settings from your VR headset. 

Keep this in mind as you follow these…

Steps to factory reset your Oculus Quest 2:

  1. Turn OFF your headset.
  2. Press and hold your device’s Power and Volume down buttons.
  3. Wait for the boot screen to show up on your headset. 
  4. Highlight Factory reset. 
  5. Press the power button. 
  6. Highlight the Yes option.
  7. Click the Power button on your headset once more. 

If this process couldn’t stop the error message, it’s time to… 

#9: Contact Oculus Quest 2’s support team

Contact Oculus Quest 2's Support Team

At this point, only professionals can help fix your problem.

Because your headset is likely experiencing serious software or hardware problems. 

Now, don’t worry.

Meta’s customer support is highly responsive.

So, a representative will contact you within just a day or 2. 

That said, simply head to the official Meta support website.

Then, follow these steps:

  1. Select Headset. 
  2. Tap Headset Charging or Power. 
  3. Choose “Headset doesn’t connect to Wi-Fi.”
  4. Click This does not solve my issue. 
  5. Select the contact method you prefer. 

Note: Let the support team know you’ve tried the above fixes. So, they can give you new tips and advice to solve the problem.