A smart TV can stream your favorite movies and shows, download games and apps, and be used as an additional monitor! However, you can’t do any of these things without an internet connection.
Wondering how to turn on WiFi on an LG TV? In this guide, we walk you through all the troubleshooting steps, common connectivity issues, and frequently asked questions.
Ready to connect your LG TV to WiFi? Let’s get started!
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How To Turn on WiFi on an LG TV with a Remote
First, ensure you’ve plugged in and turned on your smart TV. Next, grab your remote and turn on the WiFi on your smart LG TV:
- Click on the “Home” button on your remote control and go to Settings in the top-right corner.
- Choose your “Network.”
- Go to “WiFi Connection.”
- Choose your WiFi and enter your password.
How To Turn on WiFi on an LG TV without a Remote
Lost your remote? We have good news: You can still connect your LG TV to WiFi, even if you don’t have a remote control. However, this is only valid for models made in 2013 and later.
Use a Mouse to Turn on LG TV WiFi
- First, plug a mouse into the USB port of your smart TV.
- Press the button under the TV’s LG logo to go to “Quick Settings.”
- Tap on “Input” using the mouse.
- Choose ”Live TV.”
- Once you’ve expanded the side menu, scroll down and choose “Recommended.”
- Click on “Yes” when you get the message to connect.
- Choose your wireless network and enter your password.
Alternatives to Connecting WiFi to LG TV
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Use an Ethernet Cable to Connect LG TV to the WiFi
First, move your smart TV close to your internet router. Your TV must have an ethernet port.
Connect one end of the ethernet cable to the TV’s ethernet port. Next, connect the other end of the ethernet cable to the back of your internet router.
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Use Streaming Devices
If you primarily use your smart TV for streaming apps, consider buying a Chromecast (or another similar mobile streaming device) to avoid using WiFi on your TV.
Use Gaming Consoles
A gaming console can also help you stream content using Netflix, Disney+, and other apps. To stream from these digital apps, you can connect a PS4, PS5, or XBOX Series X to your LG TV.
What to Do if Your LG Smart TV Can’t Connect to WiFi
If your LG TV won’t connect to the internet — or often loses its connection – there are a few troubleshooting tips that can help.
Update Your TV’s Location
A common reason that LG TVs lose their connection is when their location is set to “Set Automatically.” To fix this issue, try updating your TVs location:
- Press the Home button on your remote control and then select “All Settings” > “General” > “Location” > “LG Service Country.”
- Choose any country from the list (it doesn’t have to be your own).
- Wait for your TV to reset.
- Repeat Step 1, but this time, “choose your current country.”
- Your LG TV should reset again. When finished, open the location again and choose “Set Automatically.”
Restart Your LG TV and WiFi Router
If your WiFi connection keeps turning off — or you can’t connect your LG TV to WiFi at all — try restarting your LG TV.
- Unplug LG TV, wait 30 seconds, then plug it in again.
- Try to reconnect with the internet again.
- Perform a factory reset.
How to Factory Reset an LG TV
A factory reset is one of the last steps people try when fixing connectivity issues. And for good reason: You’ll need to reinstall apps and reconfigure your TV set. To factory reset your LG TV, go to “Settings” > “All Settings” > “General” > “Reset to initial settings.”
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Update Your LG TV Software
When your LG TV doesn’t connect to WiFi, it might mean that your software is out-of-date. But you can only update your smart TV software with an internet connection, right? There’s still a solution: Update the software by using an ethernet cable to connect your LG TV to the router.
- Go to “Settings” > “All Settings” > “General.”
- Choose “About this TV” and see if you have any available updates.
Turn Off Quick Start
Although not all LG TVs have a “Quick Start” option, it can occasionally cause connectivity troubles. If your TV happens to have this feature, it might be best to turn it off.
- Go to “Settings” > “All Settings” > “General.”
- Scroll down to “Quick Start” and then turn it off.
- Turn your smart TV off and unplug it.
- Press and hold the Power button on your LG TV for 30 seconds.
- Plug your LG TV back in and turn it on.
- Try to connect it to the WiFi again.
Troubleshooting Common LG TV WiFi Issues
WiFi Keeps Disconnecting
If your LG TV keeps disconnecting from the WiFi, try the following steps:
- Check your WiFi connection. Try connecting to the internet with another device (e.g., your cellular phone). If your phone can’t connect to the internet, you may need to reach out to your internet provider.
- Move your wireless router closer to the smart TV.
- Remove any USB hard drives that are attached to your LG TV. They may be causing internet connectivity problems.
- Remove nearby items that might be causing issues with the WiFi connection (e.g., microwaves, baby monitors).
Incorrect WiFi Password
When you’re trying to connect to the internet and receive a message that your WiFi password is incorrect, double-check that your password is typed correctly. Consider lowercase and uppercase letters, too.
If you still receive the same incorrect password message (but are absolutely positive that it’s correct), contact your internet provider to reset your password.
If You Receive a “WiFi is Turned Off” Message
In some cases (typically with older LG models), a manufacturer issue is responsible for issues related to WiFi connectivity. That occurs when the message “WiFi is turned off” appears. The cause might be a crimped WiFi cable inside the LG TV. In this situation:
- Unplug the TV and lay it face down on a flat surface.
- Carefully remove the back of the TV.
- Check whether the flat silver cables running from the WiFi module are crimped. If they are, try to straighten them out carefully (it’s important not to damage them).
- Replace the back of the TV.
- Reconnect to the internet.
The Bottom Line
Now that you’ve learned how to turn on WiFi on an LG TV, you can watch shows and movies to your heart’s content.
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