While having a smart TV and the ability to stream your favorite apps is the best thing that has taken over traditional cable TV. There are a few things that can simply go wrong. One of the bigger problems anyone can face with Smart TVs like it is not connecting to your Wi-Fi network. At this point, you think to yourself about why you ever cut your cable TV connection. But not everything is lost! If you have an LG Smart TV, then here are a few ways to fix LG TV not connecting to WiFi.
Sure, we do depend on the internet for aloof things. And if you have many devices that require to be connected to Wi-Fi you know how important it is to have the device working. So, what do you do while your TV is not being able to connect to the Wi-Fi? Well, you can follow these troubleshooting steps and fixes that can help you get your Smart TV connected back to the Wi-Fi.
Fix LG TV Not Connecting to Wi-Fi
1. Restart the TV and Router
Let’s go with the basics. Restarting the devices should usually help sort it out. In the case of the Smart TV, simply switch it off and leave it disconnected from the power source. Do the same for your internet router as well. Leave them disconnected for a minute or two and then plug them back in. Now with both devices powered up, check to see if the TV can connect to your Wi-Fi network. If it does, well and good. But, if it doesn’t, you can continue following the troubleshooting methods below.
2. Check if your Wi-Fi networking is working
Sometimes, there could be a high possibility that your Wi-Fi network might be the culprit. Do the following things to check if it is your Wi-Fi that has an issue or if it is the TV that has created the problem.
- Pick up your mobile phone or PC and connect to the network.
- If you can connect to the network and access the internet, then it could be something wrong with your TV, or maybe you have blacklisted the TV from connecting to the network by mistake.
- But, if you can’t access the internet, it could be possible that your internet services are down. This is where you can call your ISP to get the issues sorted out.
3. Is the TV Blacklisted from the network
It can happen by mistake. You know, you were trying to block a device from accessing your WiFi network, which also resulted in blocking your TV from accessing the internet. Follow these steps to unblock the TV.
- On your mobile or PC, launch the web browser.
- Now, type in the IP Address of the router. This will be located at the back of the router on a sticker.
- Once you have entered the router page, you need to enter the username and password for it.
- If the password hasn’t been changed, enter the one that is present on the router’s back.
- Now that you are logged in click on the Advanced option.
- Under that, you need to click on Security. followed by Access Control.
- You will now see a list of devices that are blocked by you.
- Select the TV from the list and unblock it.
- Check and see if you are now able to connect your TV to the Wi-Fi network.
- If you can, well and good. If you can’t, follow the next steps.
4. Reconnect Wi-Fi Network to TV
Sometimes, there could be a possibility that you might have changed the password for your Wi-Fi network. And since the network name matches, the TV tries to connect to it, which results in a failed connection. In this case, you need to forget the Wi-Fi network and reconnect to it with the right password. We have a guide that shows you how to connect to a Wi-Fi network for the LG Smart TV. You can check it out here. The guide is for both LG Web OS and LG Roku Smart TVs.
5. Perform a Factory reset
If at all, all the methods didn’t work for you, a factory reset might be required. It could be because of a software update or a bug that might be preventing the TV from connecting to the Wi-Fi network. You can follow this guide to know how to perform a factory reset on your LG Web OS and LG Roku Smart TVs.
And these are some ways you can follow to troubleshoot your LG Smart TV that is not connecting to Wi-Fi. If still even after the factory format you still cannot solve the issue, you can revert to using a wired network connection by plugging in an Ethernet cable or maybe get a streaming stick from either Roku or Amazon which will be able to connect to the Wi-Fi as well as let you watch a lot more streaming services and TV.