Smart TVs are becoming more and more popular due to their functionality. Their main advantage is access to the Internet, including using wireless networks.
But, having bought a new TV, we have no idea how these opportunities can be used, how to connect it to a wireless Wi-Fi network? Yes, and Wi-Fi-receiver is built far from every model. What if it is absent?
The most important thing is not to be upset, because absolutely all TVs have USB connectors. This allows you to use an external WiFi receiver, with which you can easily connect to the Internet.
Please note that you do not have to have a router in the apartment. If you have any wireless router with your neighbors, you can also use it after having previously agreed to it. And do not forget to specify the network password. without it you cannot go online.
Sometimes the reason for unsuccessful attempts to access the network is blocking by MAC address. You need to know all the connection details in advance so that the setup is quick and easy.
Connecting to a wireless network using an LG TV as an example
Since this manufacturer of equipment is one of the most popular, many will connect TVs of this company to the wireless network. Although the setup process is similar on most devices and other brands.
To begin with, remember that the first time you turn on most models offer to connect to the Internet. If you do not ignore this proposal, then you subsequently do 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. Configure. You will see a list from which you need to select one item.
Please note that if necessary, you can independently set any of the parameters of such a network by going to manual settings. This is most often the case when connecting with a hidden SSID, when you need to specify a static IP or when using WPS technology.
After carrying out the described actions and entering the correct password, you will see a message on the TV screen about the successful setup of the wireless network. Now click Finish and start surfing.
If during the actions you are prompted to enter IP and DNS, it is enough to leave the default values. This means that these parameters will be inserted automatically.
After connecting the TV to the Internet, all LG Smart TV features will become available. And on the monitor screen you will see an icon signaling a successful connection to the Internet.
Connecting to a wireless network using an example of a TV from Samsung
As in the first case, you will need a TV with Internet access that supports Smart TV. Naturally, you need a router and a connection to a wireless network. Please note that the settings of the built-in or external adapter are absolutely identical.
So, go along the path Menu. Network. Network Settings. Wireless Network (General). Here you will see a list of all networks from which just select the one you need and click on the Next button.
If your wireless network is password protected, a window will automatically open for entering letters and numbers using the alphabet on the screen. To control the cursor, use the arrows on the remote control.
Although, if desired, ordinary computer mice or even keyboards are easily connected to the TV. Further you will see how the Internet connection is directly.
If connection attempts fail, go to settings and confirm automatic IP detection. But if your router does not support the DCHP server function or the Wi-Fi wireless network is built using the manual assignment of IP addresses, you will have to configure it manually.
Connect using WPS, One Foot Connection or Plug Access
These technologies are supported only by some models of equipment, check the availability of these features before buying. For example, WPS is a fully automatic setup for connecting the TV to the Internet. All that is required in this case is to go to the TV menu and at the same time hold the button pressed on the router for 10-20 seconds.
One Foot Connection allows you to connect routers and televisions of one company. Samsung. To do this, make only one touch. enable the function in the TV menu. Unfortunately, no other brand has such an easy way to connect to a wireless network.
Setting up your Internet connection will also be pretty quick when you use Plug technology. Access Everything is extremely simple here: you need a clean flash drive, which you alternately insert into the USB connector of the router and your TV. Connecting to a wireless WiFi network will be completed in a few seconds.
After a successful Internet connection, go to the Smart Hub to get access to entertainment information, applications and other useful features. There is also a built-in browser, with which you can easily browse the Internet pages and evens from YouTube.
Solving possible connection problems
If you are unable to connect the TV to the Internet, use one of the three possible operation algorithms.
- Try turning the TV off and on again, often this simple action is enough to fix the problem.
- Only if there is no result after completing the first two points, you can try updating the software installed on your TV. You will need to follow the path Menu. Support. Software Update. Over the network. If there is no connection to the network, you can use a USB flash drive, on which the latest firmware version for your TV model will be pre-recorded.
As you can see, there is nothing complicated in connecting the TV to a Wi-Fi wireless network. It takes only a little bit of your desire and time. If you perform all the steps carefully, then just a few seconds after the start of the setup, you can enjoy browsing the Internet on a large and high-quality TV screen.