How To Connect A Home Antenna To A Tv
Modern technologies open up a lot of new opportunities for people. One of the latest achievements is a smart TV with integrated WiFi module. This means that TVs that support this feature can connect to the Internet using a wireless connection. This begs the question of how to connect WiFi to a TV? The technology is relatively new, so not everyone has time to understand how it works.
What is WiFi
Before moving on to the question of how to connect the TV to the Internet, it is worth noting that first you need to organize a home WiFi group, to which you can later connect the TV. There are several ways to do this:
- via wifi router;
- using a laptop as an access point.
In any case, to access the Internet, a laptop or router must be connected to the global network. Then everything is elementary simple. Despite a fairly wide range of different TV models available on the domestic market, they all work on the same connection principle.
So how to set up wifi on the TV?
Connection to a router
So we came to the question of how to connect a TV via Wi-Fi to the Internet using a router. Everything is extremely simple here. First you need to connect to the global web and configure the router. If this has already been done, then just turn on the telly and enter the settings menu.
Next, we will figure out how to set up a Wi-Fi connection on a TV. Here you need to find the “Network” and turn on the wireless connection. In principle, there is nothing complicated in the settings. Getting information about the network occurs automatically, since the router has a DHCP function. This means that it automatically assigns an IP address to all devices that connect to it.
How to connect to a router
To search for available connections, go to the “Network Settings” menu. Then just follow the on-screen prompts. Select the appropriate items and at the end you will see a list of available WiFi connections to which you can connect. Choose your router. If necessary, enter the key and click “Next” or “Connect”.
It is worth noting that if both devices support the WPS function, then the network settings are minimized, further simplifying the task for users. In this case, just press the appropriate button on the router. After that, in the settings for connecting the TV, select the appropriate item. Thanks to this feature, your TV will automatically start searching for the appropriate connections and establish a connection.
Connecting a TV to a laptop
Now you know how to connect the TV to the network via WiFi using a router. But, there are times when there is no router in the house. In other words, the user does not have a private home network to which the TV could be connected. In addition, sometimes you just need to play content on your TV on your computer. In this case, we need to create a direct connection to the laptop. over, if it is connected to cable Internet, the TV will be able to access the global network.
To begin with, you should arrange distribution. The laptop is equipped with the same wireless module as the WiFi router. This means that the computer can also act as an access point. To organize such a network, you can use third-party programs or built-in tools.
How to create a WiFi access point on a laptop
It is worth noting that the computer’s firmware is more stable and reliable, unlike third-party applications. So, let’s look at how to create a private Wi-Fi group using a laptop using the built-in tools. To do this, open a command prompt. If you are using Windows 8, press the WindowsX key combination and select “Command Prompt (Admin)”. In the seven, press the WindowsR key combination, in the window that appears, write CMD and press “Enter”.
Now just write the following command. netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode = allow ssid = My_virtual_WiFi key = 12345678 keyUsage = persistent. It is worth noting that here you should strictly observe all spaces (where they exist) and use all characters only in Latin. This command will install the necessary driver and create the distribution. To start the network, write such a command. netsh wlan start hostednetwork.
Our entire network is working and now it remains only to connect a TV to it. Everything is done according to the instructions described by us.
TV Connection Setup
Now let’s look at how to connect a TV via WiFi. The fact is that modern TVs are able to simply play content from a laptop. But for this we need to share the necessary information, to provide general access to it.
This is done using programs that minimize settings to a minimum. The list of applications that help share content on a TV includes:
- home media server;
- Samsung Share;
- Share Manager.
In addition, there are many programs, but the above utilities are most widely used due to their ease of use. You just need to install any of these programs on your computer and run it. They automatically find, photos, and audio content, sharing files with them.
First of all, in the program settings, you should select the device that will play the content. Choose our TV.
After that, it is recommended that you specify the folders that contain the files and allow scanning. Next, click the “Run” button in the toolbar.
I work as a private computer master. I have been professionally repairing computers for more than 12 years, as an amateur since the 90s.
For two years he worked as the head of a service center specializing in connecting subscribers to the Internet and computer help.