In this article, I’ll show you how to turn WiFi on your LG Smart TV in under 5 minutes.
When you’re done, you’ll be able to stream your favorite tv shows or movies and get the full experience of having a Smart TV!
How To Turn WiFi On Your LG Smart TV
Here are the steps you need to take to turn WiFi on your LG TV.
1. Grab your remote control and turn on your LG TV.
2. Press the “Home” button in the center of your remote.
3. Select the “Settings” tab on the top right of your screen.
4. On the left side of your screen, click “Connection” and then “Wi-Fi Connection”.
5. Choose your preferred wireless connection from the list and enter your password.
6. Your LG Smart TV should be connected to the internet.
If you don’t have a remote control, check out this post on how to connect your LG TV to WiFi without a remote.
What You Should Do If You Can’t Connect Your LG Smart TV To WiFi…
Here are the most common solutions if you’re having trouble connecting your LG TV to WiFi.
Soft reset your LG TV
To soft reset your LG TV, you’ll want to unplug it from the wall, wait 30 seconds or so, then plug the TV back in.
Once the TV is plugged back in and powered on, try reconnecting to the WiFi network.
Perform a factory reset
1. Press the “Home” button on your remote control.
2. Select “Settings” near the screen’s top right.
3. Go to “All Settings” then “General”.
4. Press “Reset to initial settings”.
Correct your TVs location
If your LG Smart TV’s location is set to “Set Automatically”, you may encounter connection issues.
You can reset this to help fix the issue and connect to WiFi.
Here’s how to change your TV location and fix it:
Settings > All settings > General > Location > LG Service Country
Once you’re here, you want to choose a random country from the list which will restart your LG TV.
After the TV turns on, choose the country you’re located in.
The TV should reset again, then reselect “Set Automatically”.
Now, re-enter your network information, and you should have WiFi on your TV.
Error message stating “WiFi is turned off”
Sometimes on older LG TV models, the crimped WiFi cable inside the TV will stop working.
If this happens, you’ll receive a message saying, “Wi-Fi is turned off. Turn it on to see the additional list of networks you can connect to and additional related items.”
There will no way of turning the WiFi on, so you’ll have to fix it manually:
1. Lay your LG TV on a flat surface, with the screen facing down.
2. Remove the back of your TV.
3. Make sure the flat silver cables coming from the WiFi module at the bottom are in working order. Straighten them if they are twisted, folded, or bent. Make sure to not pull them out of the WiFi module.
4. Put the back of your TV on and reconnect to WiFi.
We have a full article dedicated to this issue if you’re still having problems.
Unstable WiFi connection
If your WiFi connection is unstable, you can make a few improvements to fix this issue.
1. Move your TV and WiFi Router closer to each other.
2. Use a wired, Ethernet connection instead.
3. Check for USB’s plugged into your TV as these can sometimes cause interferences.
4. Avoid items that can impact the signal, such as microwaves, refrigerators, or wireless cameras.
Turn off “Quick Start”
Most LG TVs have an option called “Quick Start”, which may cause connection issues.
You’ll want to turn this off if you haven’t already. Here’s how:
Settings > All settings > General > Quick Start > Off
You should soft reset your TV by unplugging it for 30 seconds, then plug it back in.
Try connecting your TV to the WiFi again and see if this fixes the issue.
Can’t find your network on the list
If you aren’t seeing your WiFi network on the list, here’s what you should do:
1. Check if the router is powered on and configured properly.
2. Ensure the router is close enough to the TV without too many walls or appliances in the way.
3. Soft reset the TV by unplugging it for 30 seconds and then plugging it back in.
No internet connection
If you’re not having internet troubles on your other devices but an error is showing on your TV, contact your internet service provider.
They’ll be able to troubleshoot the issue and get you on your way!
Sometimes, your WiFi issues boil down to outdated software.
Since you need an internet connection to update your TV, you’ll want to plug in an ethernet cable to download and update your LG Smart TV.
To do this, follow these instructions:
Settings > All settings > General > About this TV > Check for Updates
If there is an update available, update your TV and wait a few minutes for it to complete!
Still can’t connect your LG TV to WiFi? Here are a few alternative solutions
Connect to the internet via Ethernet
If you’re having WiFi troubles, you can purchase an Ethernet cord and connect your TV to the internet that way.
Use a streaming device or gaming console
If your router is too far away from your TV or you want to stay wireless, try using your favorite console or streaming device to stream content on your TV.
Here are a few popular options:
- Apple TV
- Playstation 4
- Playstation 5
- Xbox One
- Xbox One X
Hi, I’m Samuel Park. I’ve worked in tech for over 12 years, and I founded TechMaestro to help you with your tech issues. Hope you find the site helpful 🙂