How to Turn on the WiFi on LG TV’s [Full Solution Guide]

Are you looking to find out how to turn on WiFi on LG TV? Well, you’re in the right place because we have the solutions for you! In order to experience a smart TV to the fullest, you need internet access. If you suddenly lost your internet connection or haven’t connected at all, this article can help. Just keep reading, and you will find out how to solve this issue. 

How to Turn on WiFi on LG TV

Every Smart LG TV needs to be connected to a wireless network. Are you trying to figure out how to enable WiFi on your LG television? You can turn on WiFi on your LG by entering the password for your router. It can also be turned on via PBC Menu, PIN, or you can switch to your hidden network. 

Methods to Turn on Wifi on LG TV

Connect to a Wireless Router

The simplest way to connect to WiFi is to actually connect to a wireless router via settings. You can do the following steps: 

  • Press the Home button on your remote
  • Find the Settings option (top right of the screen)
  • Choose the Network (or Connection) option 
  • Select the WiFi Connection option (you will see the Not Connected info)
  • Find your wireless network
  • Type in the WiFi password, and your TV should connect to the internet 

If you can’t find your network on the list, you should check whether your router is turned on. Also, make sure there aren’t any obstacles that can interfere with your network. 

Interference causing devices could be other routers and household electronics such as baby monitors, microwave ovens, or cordless phones. Sometimes USB drives can cause interference, so make sure to remove any attached USB drives from your TV. 

Connect via the PBC Menu

Another option for connecting your TV to the internet is via the PBC menu. 

  • Press the Home button on the remote.
  • Choose the Settings option. 
  • Find the Network page.
  • Select the option Connect via WPS PBC.
  • Find the WPS PBC button on your router. Hold it for about three seconds, and that’s it. 

Connect via PIN

Connecting via PIN is similar to connecting via the PBC menu. All you have to do is:

  • Press the Home button on the remote.
  • Select Settings and find Network.
  • Choose the Connect via WPS PIN option.
  • Enter the PIN of your router, and your internet connection should be established.

Connect to a Hidden Network

A hidden network is a WiFi network that doesn’t show its network name or Service Set Identifier (SSID). You can connect your LG TV to a hidden network this way:

  • Press the Home button on your remote.
  • Select the Settings option and find Network.
  • Choose the Add a Hidden Wireless Network option. 
  • Manually enter the network name (router name or the SSID).
  • Select a Security Type.
  • Type in the WiFi password and click on Connect button to connect to the internet. 

Enable Wifi Settings on TV

When you encounter WiFi issues on your TV, you should always check whether WiFi is actually turned on or not. Go to Settings and then Network/Connection. Once you find a Wi-Fi Connection, check on the top whether the WiFi button is turned on or off. 

Without a Remote

If you lost your remote or it doesn’t work, but you want to connect your LG TV to the internet, you can do so by using a mouse. The mouse, of course, should be compatible with the LG TV. Here is how to turn on WiFi on LG TV to the internet without a remote: 

  • Plug your mouse into the TV’s USB port.
  • Choose the Live TV among the offered options.
  • Move the mouse to the Menu on the right side of the screen.
  • Choose the Recommended and then Channel.
  • After the TV informs you that you are not connected, you can choose the Yes option.
  • Then find and select the name of your router and type in the password.

To use your smartphone as your LG TV remote, you can use either Google Play or Apple Store to download the app. 

LG TV Can’t Connect to Wifi: Troubleshooting Tips

Reset TV and Router

As always, the first thing you can do when you encounter internet issues with your TV is reset the TV and router. You can unplug your modem, router, and TV. You don’t have to disconnect any cables, just simply unplug the power cords from the wall. 

When you unplug the power cords, wait between 15 and 30 seconds before turning them back on. It is irrelevant in which order you unplug these devices. After you turn everything back on, you can check whether the TV has connected to WiFi or not. 

Update TV Location

Besides time and date, changing the TV location can also help you turn on WiFi on LG TV. Sometimes, when the Set Automatically option is turned on, it can cause issues with WiFi connectivity. It happens when the software can’t assign the location. 

For some reason, you can solve the WiFi issue if you select another country, not yours. Then you go back and select your own country again. 

You can update the TV location if you do the following:

  • Press the Settings button on the remote.
  • Find All Settings.  
  • Select General and find Location. 
  • On this page, find the LG Service Country.
  • Uncheck the Set Automatically option.
  • Select a country, but not yours.
  • Click on Yes to confirm changes.
  • Agree to the User Agreement.
  • After the TV resets, go through all the above steps but select your own country this time.
  • After the TV resets, find the Location settings again and check the Set Automatically option.

Change Date and Time Settings

Date and time settings might not seem very significant, but they can be. You should always adjust your date and time because these can interfere with other settings. Here is how you can change these settings on your LG TV:

  • Press the Settings button on your remote
  • Select All Settings
  • Choose the General option
  • Then find the Time & Date setting and adjust it manually 

Here is a step-by-step video tutorial on changing time and date settings. 

Set DNS Settings

Sometimes DNS servers can go down or not work properly. However, you can set these manually. The good thing is that Google hosts public DNS servers available to everyone. These are 8.8.8.8 or 8.8.4.4.

  • Press the Home button on your remote and then select Settings
  • Choose All Settings and then Network
  • Find Wi-Fi Connection and choose the Advanced Wi-Fi Settings
  • Click on the Edit button and uncheck the Set Automatically option
  • Click on the DNS Server box and type in 8.8.8.8, and click on Connect 

If you still can’t connect your LG to WiFi, you can try turning off the Quick Start and Simplink features. You can turn off the Quick Start feature this way:

  • Press Settings on your remote
  • Choose the All Settings option
  • Then select General
  • Find the Quick Start and select the Off option

You can then power cycle your TV (turn it off and then turn it back on) to check whether your TV can connect to the internet. 

You could try to turn off the Simplink feature. It is similar to turning off the Quick Start feature. Do as follows:

  • Press Settings on your remote
  • Find the All Settings option
  • Select General
  • Find Simplink (HDMI-CEC) and select the Off option

You should also power cycle your TV after turning this feature off and check to see if you can connect to the internet.  

Update Software

Before you factory reset your LG TV, you should always check whether your software is up to date. Sometimes updates provide important patches that allow your TV to work properly, including connecting to WiFi. 

The good thing is that a software update can also improve your network connection. Here is how to check whether your software is up to date: 

  • Press the Settings button on your remote
  • Select All Settings
  • Choose General
  • Find About this TV
  • Then select Check for updates 

After the update is finished, you can power cycle your TV to see if it can connect to the internet. 

Connect to a Smartphone Hot-Spot

You can use your smartphone to test whether the TV can connect to a signal. Use the hot-spot feature on your smartphone to try to connect your TV to it. You should have a good signal, at least three bars of signal on your phone. 

If you manage to connect your TV to a hotspot, then your TV is capable of connecting to the internet. 

Factory Reset TV

The last resort is a factory reset whenever you can’t solve an issue on your TV. This will delete any unwanted or incorrect data which might be the cause of the problem. This could also solve other problems such as LG TV no signal issue

 Follow these steps:

  • Press the Smart button on your remote
  • Find the Gear or Settings on the top right of the screen 
  • Find General option 
  • Select the Reset to Initial Settings (or Factory Data Reset) option
  • Select Yes and follow the instruction for finishing the LG TV reset

Also, see our full troubleshooting guide for when your LG TV is not connecting to WiFi.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why won’t my WiFi turn on on my LG TV?

If you were connected to WiFi and then suddenly lost the connection, there might be a couple of reasons. Maybe the location, time zone, or date are not properly set. The DNS settings can also be off. All of these you can change in the settings menu. You can also turn off the Quick Start and Simplink features. Sometimes the problem lies in the TV’s capability to connect to a network, in which case you might need to repair it. Before doing that, you can try connecting it to your smartphone’s hot spot. 

Why is my WiFi turned off on my LG Smart TV?

Your WiFi settings could be disabled in the settings menu, which you can change easily. However, occasionally your router or TV need a reset, so it is a good idea to reset them and then check the WiFi connection. Additionally, your software might not be up to date, so check for updates in the settings menu. Sometimes, you have a lot of corrupt data on your TV, preventing it from connecting to WiFi. In that case, you can do a factory reset and then try to connect to WiFi. 

How do I turn on the WiFi on my smart TV?

You can turn on the WiFi on your LG TV by adjusting the settings. Simply press the Home button on your remote and go to Settings. Once you find the Network/Connection option, select WiFi connection. Then find your wireless network on the list and enter your password. Then your TV is connected to the internet. 

Conclusion

Have you wondered how to turn on WiFi on LG TV? There are several ways. 

The most common and simplest way is to connect to your WiFi network in the settings menu. All you have to do is to select the network and enter your password. However, there are other ways to connect. You can connect via PBC Menu or PIN to your wireless router. 

If you keep your network hidden, you can also connect your LG TV to it. Either way, you should check whether the WiFi option on your TV is turned on or off. 

But, if you are experiencing issues when connecting to WiFi, there are a couple of solutions for you. You can reset your TV and router. If that doesn’t solve the problem, you can update the TV location, time, and date settings. 

You can also manually change the DNS settings or try to turn off Quick Start and Simplink features. Then you can check for software updates, and if that doesn’t solve your issue, you can try a factory reset. 

About Melissa

Hey! I'm Mel, I write the occasional article for Spacehop, amongst other things. I love meeting new people and chatting, so if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.

Leave a Comment

Previous

6 Quick & Easy Fixes for Roomba Error 14 or 1-4

Sonos vs Bose: Comparing the Up and Coming w/ the Legend

Next