There are many different TV shows, movies, and programs to watch these days. With a Smart TV, you can watch pretty much anything you want. However, to watch some of these programs, you need a stable internet connection
On occasion, you can experience the LG TV not connecting to WiFi issue, which can be a real mood dampener as you’d be unable to connect to the internet and watch your favorite TV programs. We had similar issues with our LG TV; we fixed them, and here are some tips to get your LG TV WiFi up and running again.
LG TV Not Connecting To WiFi – Causes
Router-related issues are some of the most common causes of the LG TV not connecting to WiFi issue. There are times when a router has settings or restrictions preventing it from connecting with new devices or limiting the number of devices allowed to connect to it.
You could also deal with the “LG TV WiFi not working” issue if the distance between the router and the TV is too much, or in rare cases if the TV doesn’t remember the WiFi password, in which case you’d need to have these reentered to get the TV to start reconnecting to the WiFi.
TV software issues would also cause your LG TV WiFi not to work. Your TV software might have a glitch, making it difficult to respond to WiFi connectivity.
Interference with WiFi signal. Some other devices you have at home, like a microwave oven, can be causing interference with the WiFi signal resulting in your LG TV not connecting to WiFi
Hardware issues with your TV, like faulty WiFi cables, damaged ICs, and other hardware issues, are enough to make your WiFi stop connecting to your LG TV, so you would want to consider the possibilities and check these to ensure they’re in good working condition.
LG TV not connecting to WiFi – Best Fixes
Power Cycle your Router. Generally, you can resolve WiFi connectivity issues by power cycling your router ON and OFF, and updating the firmware.
So unplug both the router and the TV and plug it in again. Wait for the light indicator on your router to indicate an internet connection, then connect your LG TV.
FIX 1: Modify Time and Date Preferences.
After rebooting your TV, the date and time settings should automatically be adjusted. If it doesn’t get set automatically, try doing it manually.
- Press Home on your remote control, then select Settings.
- Click on All Settings, followed by General.
- Next, pick a time and date and adjust it to your region’s standard. Finally, ensure you select update automatically.
Once you’re done, try reconnecting your TV to the WiFi.
FIX 2: Change your DNS Settings
If your “LG TV WiFi not working” issue is persistent, it is most likely due to wrong DNS settings. You’ll want to change the DNS settings to see if there is any effect on your LG TV WiFi.
- Open your TV Settings and click All Settings
- Then select network, pick wired connection /WiFi connection from the option displayed
- Select Connected to the Internet
- Afterward, it will display your current DNS server configuration
- Select edit and uncheck Set Automatically
- Open the DNS Server field, input 22.214.171.124, and save
FIX 3: Deactivate Simplink Features
Certain features intended to make your television smarter can occasionally have the opposite effect, for example, causing the “LG TV WiFi not working” issue. So try adjusting some of the settings to know if these features affect your network connectivity negatively.
- Navigate to Settings
- Select All Settings, click on General
- From there, select Simplink, then turn it OFF
After doing this, turn your TV OFF for around 5 minutes before restarting it.
FIX 4: Untangle the WiFi Module’s Wires
WiFi modules are some of the most common culprits when you have to deal with the “LG TV WiFi not working” issue. Here’s how to fix this connectivity issue through the modules.
- Open the TV chassis
- Look for the WiFi module and the blue-taped ribbon cable
- Remove the blue tape and stretch out the ribbon cable
- You can also straighten other tangled WiFi module cables
FIX 5: Check your WiFi connectivity
Connect all our devices to the WiFi network. If none of the devices was able to connect, then there’s probably nothing wrong with your TV. You could also try connecting your WiFi to your phone hotspot to see if it works.
You’d also want to check that you are entering the correct password on your TV and check if it has exceeded the number of devices that can be connected to it. Disconnect some devices to see if it will work.
FIX 6: Do a Factory Reset
Another efficient way to resolve the LG TV not connecting to WiFi issue is to do a factory reset. Don’t forget that all your data will be wiped clean, so back up anything relevant. To access the factory settings
- Go to Settings
- Then open the General menu
- Click on Reset To Default Settings
How to Connect LG TV to WiFi Direct
In this section, I’ll be sharing a few tips that will help you connect your LG TV to WiFi.
- Turn ON your router
- Go to Settings on your TV
- Select All Settings to access the TV settings
- Press Connection and select the WiFi network you want
- Enter the password, then click Connect
If you decide to connect your TV to the internet directly, get an Ethernet cable that extends to the back of your TV. Alternatively, you can position the router close to the TV to make connections easy and fast.
It can be a bit tiring to deal with the LG TV not connecting to WiFi issue. However, you can try any of the fixes we suggested here. If you’ve exhausted all of the above options and are still unable to connect, you can contact LG support for technical assistance.
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