Are you facing continuous problems with your Kodi connection? Is Kodi showing “Connection Timed Out” often?
You might have many questions but the solution is often easier than you think. Let’s get to the root cause of this issue and help you fix this problem.
It is very irritating when you sit to stream your favorite show and the Kodi runs into a problem. And it’s more annoying when you don’t know the root cause of the problem encountered.
Well, many people will say check “Kodi logs”. But this can’t help you in any way since logs are not designed to be understood by every person.
Logs are designed for expert minds.
Don’t feel disheartened after reading the above lines. There is a ray of hope to fix your Kodi problems. The best part is you can fix these problems within a few minutes.
This small guide will help you resolve all your Kodi connection problems and you can start watching your shows again.
You can encounter Kodi connection timed out in two ways:
1. SMB Time Out
2. Unable to Connect Error
In this blog, we will help you find the solutions to the possible reasons for these time-outs.
If you are stuck in a situation with SMB connection time out then it may be a bit frustrating as well.
The Kodi users add a lot of repositories and resources to the device to access the media content.
Some of them use the local server or drive to store data and then use it as a single point device to access the content to use it again.
The problem of “Time Out”, “connection error” or invalid arguments arises when trying to do via the windows SMB protocol in Krypton.
The windows based SMB protocol defines the way to install files to a Kodi device.
How to Fix SMB Connection Timed Out?
Whenever you see a message “Invalid argument” or “Connection Timed Out”, follow the steps given below:
1. Go to Settings. Use IP address instead of Host Name.
2. Once the change is made in the internal settings, restart the system.
3. You can now enjoy your favorite shows again.
Following these steps will help you eliminate the issue and you can easily access the local content via SMB protocol.
1. Check advanced Power Settings on your Windows 10 PC.
2. Ensure that your PC is not in sleep Mode.
3. Create a new password in windows10.
4. Add Permissions to share folders and drives to your Kodi user.
5. Once it is done, delete old sources via SMB and login with a new user id.
There might be chances that your device shows “Unable to Connect” over and over again. To resolve this issue, follow the steps given below:
1. Check for the internet connection.
2. Check the URL.
3. In case it is not working, change the URL.
4. Start connecting again.
Note: Make sure to have a secured VPN on your device.
We have covered all the possible ways to fix Kodi Connection Timed Out. Let us know which one helped you resolve your issues. Do let us know your queries in the comment section below. We would love to answer all your queries.