If you are using an LG television, you have probably discovered many apps available to download. However, you will need to connect your TV to Wi-Fi to access most of them.
If your LG TV is not connecting to the WiFi, the reasons could be in software or hardware, so the article will cover both sides.
Before moving further, it is recommended to check your internet connection. To use Wi-Fi, you will need a fast and stable connection to the internet, so try checking if there are any problems with this first.
If you have checked this and everything seems fine, there could be an issue with the TV’s hardware or software.
But if you need to use the internet urgently, I would suggest using a wired connection as it works very fast and is stable.
Now let’s move to our main topic.
How To Fix LG TV Not Connecting to WiFi
There could be many reasons for LG TV not connecting to WiFi. For example, it is possible that you do not know the password or the process of connecting has failed. Another reason could be that the wireless router is not working or is disconnected.
Here I have highlighted all the possible reasons that can be the root cause for your LG TV not connecting to WiFi and how you can fix them.
Let’s get started.
Reason 1: Too Many Devices are Connected to Your Router
If too many devices are connected to the same wireless router, it can be overloaded. Other devices may not connect to the router or work very slowly if this is the case.
Reason 2: TV is Too Far From the Router
If your television is too far away from the wireless router, you will experience a weak connection. If your router is in a different part of the house and your TV is not connecting to Wi-Fi, it might be because it doesn’t get the right signals.
Reason 3: Weak Wireless Signal
Earlier I mentioned that if your router is too far from the television, you will have a weak connection. This isn’t the only reason, though.
If the wireless signal is weak in your home or if there are too many walls between your router and TV, then you will need to move your router to a different place. This is because weak signals will not work with the TV.
Reason 4: A Problem with the TV’s Hardware
There is also possibly something wrong with the TV’s internal hardware. If this is the case, then you will need to contact LG.
Reason 5: Incorrect Time Zone
Another reason for LG TV not connecting to WiFi is that the time zone is incorrect. You need to ensure that your time zone is set correctly under the internet connection settings.
Reason 6: Automatic Update is Turned Off
If your TV does not connect to Wi-Fi, it might be because automatic updates are turned off. You will need to check the TV’s menu and turn this option on for your TV to work correctly.
Reason 7: Old Firmware
You will need to update the software if you have old firmware on your TV and cannot connect. It usually happens when you don’t upgrade your TV as new firmware is released.
So, these are all the possible causes of LG TVs not connecting to Wi-Fi. Usually, it is a problem with the router, but you need to check all the above options. LG TVs typically do not cause problems like this; if it isn’t one of the above, you will need to check your router.
But if you do not want to deal with this yourself, contact your service provider, who can tell you if your router has a problem. They will send a technician to check your TV to see if it works fine.
It is a problem with your TV or router if you find out. You can quickly fix it yourself.
Troubleshooting LG TV Not Connecting to WiFi
Here are the possible solutions that you can try to all the problems that I mentioned above:
Solution 1: Change Time and Date Setting
The first solution you can try is changing your time and date settings under the Internet Connection menu. Ensure the time zone is correct and the automatic update is turned off. Try to connect your router and TV again after doing this.
I discussed this method the first time so you could save time trying other methods that will not work.
You can change your time and date settings under the internet connection menu.
Follow the steps below.
- Use the remote control to access your home screen, and then go to the Setup Wizard option under the Settings menu.
- Then you have to select Network setup and press Enter. Press OK.
- Scroll down the menu, select the Time/Date option, and enter your desired time zone, such as GMT -8:00.
Solution 2: Change DNS Setting
Another reason why LG TV is not connecting to WiFi is that it might have detected a poor DNS server.
Follow the steps below to change the settings with your desired DNS server:
- Select All Settings from the drop-down menu at the top of your screen.
- Select Network, then Wired Connection (Ethernet) or WiFi Connection.
- Click Edit and check your current DNS setting and click to Set Automatically, modify DNS setting to 184.108.40.206
- Click Save and then enjoy your internet connection.
Solution 3: WPS Pin Method
If you have a WPS-enabled router, you can also try connecting your TV to the internet via WiFi by using the WPS pin method. Before you start, make sure that your router is within close range of your TV. This solution will help you connect your TV to the internet using WiFi.
Solution 4: Factory Reset
The following solution that can be tried is to reset your TV. This is the last option, and you can try it only if all the above options have failed you. Before you start, make sure that your TV is connected to the power supply, and never try this when it is in standby mode. This solution will solve your problem in most cases.
Follow the steps below:
- Open the Settings menu and select Support.
- Select Self Diagnosis > Factory Data Reset.
- Click on Reset and then select Yes to confirm.
- Your TV will reboot and take you through the setup wizard again, where you can set it up as new or enter your details manually.
This should solve your problem, and you will not have to try other solutions.
Solution 5: Change Router Position
Another possible solution is to change the position of your router. Make sure that it is in a central location to get maximum WiFi range and signal strength.
Sometimes the router may not provide a strong enough signal which can cause problems with some devices, so having it in the center of your house ensures that a signal is available in all areas.
When the router is in the center of your house, you can expect a strong signal in all areas. Also, make sure that you are not blocking your router’s channels with other devices, as this can also cause signal problems.
What happens is that when the router is not in the center of your house, you have to deal with signal loss problems. Also, if other devices are blocking the waves, the router cannot provide you with a strong signal.
The more crowded your house is, the more likely you will run into these issues. So, you have to make sure that your router is in the center of your house, or at least no objects are blocking the signals.
You can also check for other devices that might cause signal problems, such as microwave ovens and cordless phones.
We have seen many cases where people have connected their LG TV to the internet only with a hardwire. Then they start using phones, microwaves, etc., which disrupts the signal and eventually causes a loss of connection.
Solution 6: Reboot the Router
Another problem that sometimes occurs is the settings on your router. If you are using any security features like WPA or WEP, then the chances are that your TV cannot connect and cannot find the correct settings.
Try rebooting the router and reset all of its locations. If that does not help you, try changing security settings to see if that works.
Solution 7: Quick Turn On / Off
This is another solution that might work for you: unplug the router, turn it off and on for a few seconds, and plug it back in. This has solved many cases for people who have been unable to connect their TV to WiFi.
In most cases, this solution works and helps you resolve the problem. If it does not work for you, try turning off your router for a few minutes and then turning it back on again. This will revert all settings to their defaults, so you can try changing them and see if that helps you.
Sometimes routers can get stuck in a reboot loop; it keeps turning on and off again. If this happens to your router, then it is a sign that there might be a hardware problem, and you will have to contact the router’s manufacturer.
Solution 8: Check the Wires That Connect TV to Router
Another common problem that causes this issue is the faulty network cable. Make sure you use compatible cables known to work with your TV. Also, make sure you are using the right cable for connection between router and TV, which is usually a cat 6 cable to provide maximum speed and flawless connection.
Try a different cable and see if that works for you; if it does not work, make sure there is no damage to the wire.
Solution 9: Use Wireless Repeater
If your router cannot provide you with a strong signal, then the only solution left for you is to use wireless repeaters. You can purchase a wireless repeater or booster, which is used to amplify the signal so that it reaches your TV even if the router cannot provide you with a strong enough signal.
So, you do not have to go with the hardwire option and can still enjoy fast internet speeds. Ensure that you are using the right kind of repeater since they are available at different frequencies.
Solution 10: Use a Wireless Adapter
If you have already connected your TV to the internet using a hardwire, this solution is perfect. You can easily attach an external wireless network adapter to your TV. These adapters are very easy to use, and you can attach them wherever you want.
First, you have to connect your TV to the router using the hardwire cable. Next, you will have to attach an external wireless adaptor to your TV and connect it wirelessly to the router.
Solution 11: Time to Power Cycle Your LG TV
This solution might work for you. If the above solutions do not help you, try power cycling your TV. Unplug your TV and then plug it back in. This often works because we usually turn on our TVs right after switching them off, which seems normal, but sometimes some glitches happen.
So, turning on your TV after a few minutes gap will allow you to solve problems that might happen.
Solution 12: Reset Your LG TV Settings to Default
Sometimes the problem is not related to your router settings; it might be your TV settings causing problems. Try resetting all the default settings on your TV to see if that helps you fix this issue.
Go to settings, choose reset options, and then choose the ‘reset all’ option. After doing this, you will have to set up your TV again.
Solution 13: Check Your Software Updates
Check if your TV has the latest software updates. This is very important because sometimes new updates solve certain problems that might be happening to you. So, you should check if there is a new software update and install it to see if that helps.
If this does not work, make sure that your TV is not blocking any updates. You have to go to settings and then choose about my TV. Next select Software update, select Check for updates, and choose ‘yes.’
If the TV finds an update, let it download and install it to see if that helps you.
Do you still have questions about the above steps?
Here is an explanatory video that would help you understand:
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is My Network Not Showing Up?
It is possible that your TV does not show up in the network list because it is too far from the router. In this case, you will have to buy a wireless repeater or a WiFi extender that allows you to extend your network range and then connect it with your TV.
How to Reset WiFi on LG Smart TV?
Hit the menu button on your TV’s remote control. This will open up settings for you. Scroll until you find network settings. Select it, and then choose reset to default.
How to Connect LG Smart TV to WiFi?
Before connecting your smart TV to the internet, you have to connect it to a router. You can even buy a wireless repeater if your router is too far away.
Next, make sure that you use the right password to connect it to your wireless network. If you have forgotten your network password, you have to reset it.
Why is Your Smart TV Not Connecting to the Internet?
There could be many reasons why your smart TV is not connecting to the internet. One reason might be that you are using incorrect login details or changing your router login details.
It is also possible that you are not connected to a proper internet service provider, or your wireless network name has been changed.
I would say that none of the above reasons is a big problem for you. You have to try out all the solutions one by one and see which one works for you. If none of the above solutions has worked for you, then it is time to contact your internet service provider or LG directly.
I hope that your LG TV will now connect to WiFi, and you can use it seamlessly like before.
Thank you for reading this article, and good luck!