How to Easily Connect Your LG TV to Wi-Fi in (5 Simple Steps)

Connecting your new LG smart TV to your home Wi-Fi network is easy once you know where the settings menu is. Modern LG TVs have a streamlined network settings section that allows you to select your router’s Wi-Fi network and enter the password, usually taking only 5 minutes to get connected.

While the menus may be tricky to initially locate if you’ve never connected to the internet before on an LG TV, this guide will walk you through the process step-by-step. Soon you’ll be streaming movies and shows from Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and more in gorgeous 4K resolution.

Preparing to Connect

Before attempting to connect, make sure your LG TV is updated to the latest firmware. You can check for updates in the General settings section. Also check that the Wi-Fi signal strength is adequate in the location where your LG TV is situated. If you have the option, placing the router in the same room, elevated and free of obstructions can significantly help signal quality.

Other tips for preparing Wi-Fi setup:

  • Determine Network Name – Locate the name of the home Wi-Fi network you want to connect the LG smart TV to. This is also called the SSID. Make sure to have the exact spelling on hand.
  • Locate Wi-Fi Password – Have the current Wi-Fi password available to enter into the LG TV network prompt. If you do not know the password, try looking on the back of your router or check password manager apps.
  • Test Wi-Fi Coverage – Use your smartphone to test the Wi-Fi signal strength near the TV before attempting to connect. Streaming lots of ultra HD video can use more bandwidth than browsing the web on phones.

Once you’ve checked these preparatory steps off the list, you’re ready to dive into your LG TV’s settings and connect to Wi-Fi.

Accessing the LG TV Wi-Fi Connection Menu

Your LG smart TV Wi-Fi settings menu may be in slightly different locations depending on the model, but generally can be found by:

    1. Turn on your LG smart TV and navigate to the main Home screen

Turn on your LG smart TV and navigate to the main Home screen

     2. Locate and select the Settings icon – This is typically denoted by a small gear symbol. For newer LG models, press the Home button on your remote and select the Settings icon from there.

Locate and select the Settings icon

     3. On older models, you may have a separate Settings button right on the remote instead.

Settings button right on the remote

     4. Within Settings, look for and choose the “All Settings” option, sometimes labeled General Settings

     5. Under All Settings/General Settings, select Network – This is the main section dealing with internet and Wi-Fi management

     6. Choose “Wi-Fi Connection” – This specific menu will have your router listing and Wi-Fi setup prompt

Once here, you will see an interface allowing you to select any detected Wi-Fi networks nearby your LG TV and connect by entering the password.

Step-By-Step Guide to Connecting LG TV to Your Wi-Fi

Follow these simplified steps when ready to setup your Wi-Fi:

  1. Navigate to “Wi-Fi Connection” menu after accessing Network settings
  2. Select the correct name of your home Wi-Fi network from the list
  3. Carefully enter the Wi-Fi password using the on-screen LG keyboard interface or phone app remote
  4. Wait up to 60 seconds for connection confirmation message on TV
  5. Test the connection by opening a browser or streaming apps – Success!

Below you’ll find more detail explaining each step to take when connecting to Wi-Fi on your LG smart TV:

Step 1: Select Your Home Wi-Fi Network

Select Your Home Wi-Fi Network

In the Wi-Fi Connection menu showing available networks, choose the name of your home router using the arrow buttons and select Enter on your remote. This may be listed simply as your router brand, or a custom name you created.

Step 2: Enter the Wi-Fi Password

Enter the Wi-Fi Password

A password prompt will appear – carefully enter the correct Wi-Fi password using the on-screen LG keyboard which can be tedious with a remote, or use the LG TV Plus app on your paired phone which allows easier typing.

Step 3: Wait for Connection Confirmation

Wait for Connection Confirmation

Give the TV 30-90 seconds to handshake with the router and establish a connection after entering password. A toast notification will appear when successfully connected.

Step 4: Test Wi-Fi Connection

Navigate to web browser or launch an internet-connected streaming app like Netflix or YouTube. Smooth playback streaming and short loading times indicate your Wi-Fi setup was successful.

If you experience lags, buffering delays, or error messages, first try restarting apps and reboot TV. If issues persist, see the troubleshooting tips below.

Troubleshooting Wi-Fi Connection Problems

Don’t panic yet if your LG smart TV isn’t connecting properly on the first try. There are a few common things to double check when troubleshooting:

  • Verify correct Wi-Fi password – One character entered wrongly into the password field will prevent successful linkage. Carefully re-enter the correct password for your router network. The LG TV Plus mobile app can facilitate this.
  • Update router and TV firmware – Outdated software versions can disrupt connectivity. Check firmware for both devices are up to date.
  • Reboot router and TV – Restarting the router and power cycling off/on your LG TV resets settings which may resolve transient connection bugs.
  • Adjust router and TV location to balance optimal signal between distance and obstructions. Rearrange area to mitigate interference from appliances, thick walls, etc. which impede signal.
  • Reset network settings – As a last resort if the above steps don’t work, perform factory reset of just the TV network settings through the menus, then reconnect from scratch. Just be warned that this will erase all paired wifi connections, streaming app settings and internet browser data.

Connecting an LG smart TV to home Wi-Fi may seem tricky if you’ve never setup streaming devices and internet-enabled TVs before. But armed with the step-by-step guide above explaining exactly where the Wi-Fi controls are found and how to select router network names and enter passwords, you’ll have the TV hooked up in just a few minutes without needing to call tech support. If you need to log out of Netflix or other streaming apps, be sure to check out our guide on how to log out of Netflix on LG smart TVs and all devices.


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