How to connect your TV to a wireless Wi-Fi network
TVs with Smart TV functions are becoming more popular due to their functional capabilities. Their main advantage is access to the Internet, including - using wireless networks.
But, having bought a new TV, we absolutely can not imagine how these possibilities can be used, how to connect it to a wireless Wi-Fi network? And the Wi-Fi-receiver is not integrated into every model. What if he is absent?
The most important thing is not to get upset, because absolutely all TVs have USB connectors. This allows you to use an external WiFi-receiver, through which you can easily connect to the Internet.
Note that you do not need to have a router in the apartment. If you have any wireless router from your neighbors, you can also use it, having previously agreed to this. And do not forget to specify the network password - without it you can not go online.
Sometimes the reason for unsuccessful attempts to access the network is blocking by the MAC address. You need to know in advance all the details of the connection, so that the setting is quick and easy.
- 1Connecting to a wireless network using the example of LG TV
- 2Connecting to a wireless network on the example of a TV from Samsung
- 3Connecting with WPS, One Foot Connection or Plug & Access
- 4Solving possible connection problems
Connecting to a wireless network using the example of LG TV
As this manufacturer of technology is one of the most popular, many will connect the TVs of this particular company to the wireless network. Although the configuration process is similar on most devices and other brands.
To begin with, remember that when you first turn on most models offer to connect to the Internet. If you do not ignore this proposal, then you will not have to specifically deal with the device settings.
So, enter the menu using a specific button on the remote. Now click Network, Network Connection and then click on Configure. Before you open a list from which you need to select one item.
Note that, if necessary, you can independently set any of the parameters of such a network by going to manual settings. Most often this will have to be done when connecting with a hidden SSID, when you need to specify a static IP or while using WPS technology.
After carrying out the described actions and entering the correct password, you will see on the TV screen a message about the successful configuration of the wireless network. Now click Finish and start surfing..
If you are prompted to enter IP and DNS during the action, it is sufficient to leave the default values. This means that these parameters will be inserted automatically..
After connecting the TV to the Internet, all the Smart TV functions of LG will be available. And on the screen of the monitor you will see an icon that indicates successful connection to the Internet.
Connecting to a wireless network on the example of a TV from Samsung
As in the first case, you will need a TV with internet access supporting Smart TV. Naturally, you need a router and a connection to a wireless network. Please note that the settings for the built-in or external adapter are absolutely identical.
So, go to Menu - Network - Network settings - Wireless network (general). Here you will be able to see a list of all the networks from which simply select the one you need and click the Next button.
In the event that your wireless network is password protected, the window for entering letters and numbers will automatically open with the alphabet on the screen. To control the cursor, use the arrows on the remote control.
Though, if desired, ordinary computer mice or even keyboards are easily connected to the TV. Next, you will see how the connection to the Internet is directly connected.
If unsuccessful connection attempts, enter the settings and confirm the automatic detection of IP. But if your router does not support the DCHP server function or the wireless Wi-Fi network is built using manual IP address assignment, you will have to make the settings manually.
Connecting with WPS, One Foot Connection or Plug & Access
These technologies are supported only by some models of equipment, specify availability of these opportunities before purchase. For example, WPS is a fully automatic setting of the TV's connection to the Internet. All that is required in this case is to enter the TV menu and simultaneously hold the button on the router for 10-20 seconds.
One Foot Connection allows you to connect routers and TVs of one company - Samsung. To do this, you only need to make one touch - to enable the function in the TV menu. Unfortunately, no other brand has such a simple way to connect to a wireless network.
It will also be pretty quick to set up an Internet connection when you use Plug & Access technology. Here everything is extremely simple: you need a clean flash drive, which you alternately insert into the USB connector of the router and your TV. The connection to the wireless WiFi network will be completed within a few seconds.
After successfully connecting to the Internet, go to the Smart Hub to access entertainment information, applications and other useful functions. There is also a built-in browser, with which you can easily browse Internet pages and even videos from YouTube..
Solving possible connection problems
If you can not connect the TV to the Internet, use one of three possible work algorithms.
- Try turning the TV off and on again, often this simple operation is enough to fix the problem.
- Only if there is no result after completing the first two points, you can try to update the software installed on your TV. You need to go to the Menu - Support - Software Update - Network. If there is no connection to the network, you can use the flash drive, which will be previously recorded the latest firmware version for your TV model.
As you can see, there is nothing complicated in connecting the TV to a wireless network. It takes only a little bit of your desire and time. If all actions are performed carefully, then within a few seconds after the start of the setup you can enjoy viewing the Internet pages on a large and high-quality TV screen..