Wi-Fi adapter: What it is and why your TV needs it
As we’ve already noted, a “Wi-Fi” adapter is a small device that allows you to connect your TV to your router’s wireless network, just like a regular computer or phone. It can be built-in or detachable. In this article we discuss removable devices.
The device looks like a usual USB stick that is connected to a certain slot on the back or side of the TV (USB, HDMI and other interfaces).
The adapter may come with a USB cable
The TV doesn’t connect to the Wi-Fi router.
than likely it’s possible that your home network is having problems with DHCP protocol and you are getting a message that your wireless connection has failed.
In the administrative panel of your Wi-Fi router you need to disable DHCP server function and go to “IP settings” on your TV. Here you need to change the parameters from “Obtain automatically” to “Enter manually”. Now you need to manually enter the settings for your network connection in accordance with the parameters of your router.
For example, if the gateway address of your router is 192.168.1.1, you must enter the following values in the network connection settings:
IP address: 192.168.1.103 (can also be 192.168.1.104; 192.168.1.105 and so on) Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0 Gateway: 192.168.1.1 DNS server: 220.127.116.11 (or 192.168.1.1)
In the DNS server you can assign a public server from Google 18.104.22.168; 22.214.171.124 or the gateway parameters 192.168.1.1. Now try to connect to the internet again. After that the connection must be established.
Very often the TV set manually finds a Wi-Fi router and accesses the Internet. Now you need to fix your DHCP issues so that all your devices (laptop, tablet) automatically get access to the internet. For example you can reserve an IP-address for each device in your router based on its MAC-address. In this way you can avoid conflicts in DHCP and all devices will get the same IP address each time they connect.
If the problem with the connection of TV to Wi-Fi router’s wireless network is not solved or there are some problems in the work, then try in practice the methods described in this article.
By the way, if you want to know how 3D works in TV, here is an informative article on the subject. That’s all.
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Connecting to Wi-Fi without DHCP
DHCP protocol is responsible for troubleshooting dynamic IP addresses and other configurations. If you need to connect to the wireless network without taking into account the network address distribution, you should disable automatic setup and enter the parameters manually (IP, gateway address, DNS, subnet mask). The required information can be found on the router.
The next step is to eliminate errors in DHCP session, which provides access to Wi-Fi to other devices in the network and distributes IP addresses. Addresses of all devices must be stored in the router memory (by entering MAC addresses). This procedure will prevent errors in the allocation of addresses between the devices working in the network (each device will get an IP address unhindered).
This method of connecting to the router is not popular, since in most cases (in case of difficulties) users prefer to seek the services of experts in configuring the network equipment.
How to connect Samsung Smart TV to the Internet
Recently there have been a lot of questions on how to connect Samsung Smart TV with a LAN cable to the Internet and set up a network on the TV. We will connect the TV to the Internet through the router, so make sure that it is properly configured and has access to the World Wide Web. Connecting devices with each other via twisted pair can bring some inconvenience in the form of wires under your feet, but also provide a comfortable viewing of movies and TV shows. Connecting your TV to the Wi-Fi router via a LAN network cable instead of a wireless connection can help in some cases avoid interruptions and freezes while watching movies via Samsung Apps, as well as while streaming video files from PC to TV (how to create a multimedia home network between your computer and Samsung Smart TV).To comfortably watch online video or broadcast media content from your computer to your TV through the router, you must also have a high-speed Internet connection and quality active network equipment. In addition, this connection method can also provide positive results and get rid of the discomfort, because the data transfer rate in the LAN cable is faster than in the Wi-Fi channel (a comparison table of the wireless connection and how it works is described here).
One can argue for a long time about the benefits of this or that connection, but this is the topic of another article. This guide is a continuation or an addition to the article on how to configure Wi-Fi connection on Samsung Smart TV.
If you do not know how to crimp a LAN cable without a special tool (crimper) at home, the scheme of crimping and method of crimping twisted pair and RJ-45 connector is described in detail here.
If the TV is connected to the router via network cable, the TV will automatically start configuring the network via LAN wire in two steps. If the connection is wireless, Smart TV will start setting up the network via Wi-FI connection in five steps.
We will create the connection via LAN cable, and I mentioned above where to read about the wireless connection.
So, connect the router to the TV via Ethernet port and in the Smart TV menu go to the “Network” section and open the “Network Setup” item.
Once you enter the network settings, you will see a message that the network cable is connected. Press “start” button to configure your wired network settings.
After a successful network connection and network connection, press the “OK” button. Now you can access the internet on your Samsung Smart TV. But if the connection and connection is not established, then do not rush to contact your ISP, but click on the “IP settings” button.
In the IP settings, try changing the DNS (Domain Name System) values. Instead of “obtain automatically”, set the value to “enter manually” and specify a public DNS address from Google 126.96.36.199. or 188.8.131.52. After that, try to reconnect the network connection by pressing the “Repeat” button.
If connection is not established again, but the router is working properly and you have access to the internet on other devices, then most likely you can assume that the problem is in the TV set itself.
Log into the router settings and temporarily disable the DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) option, and change the network settings on the TV. To do this, enter the menu and go to the “Network” tab, open the “Network status” item and click on the “IP settings” button.
Here you need to specify the network settings according to the parameters of your router. For example, if your router’s default gateway address is 192.168.1.1, then specify these settings in the Smart TV settings:
The TV doesn’t connect to the Wi-Fi router.
Most likely it is possible that your home network is having problems with DHCP protocol and you are getting a message that wireless connection could not be established.
In the administrative panel of your Wi-Fi router, deactivate the DHCP server function and go to the “IP settings” on your TV. Here you need to change the settings from “Receive automatically” to “Manual. Now you have to manually enter the settings for your network connection according to your router.
For example, if the gateway address of the router is 192.168.1.1, you must specify these values in the network connection settings:
IP address: 192.168.1.103 (can also be 192.168.1.104; 192.168.1.105, etc) Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0 Gateway: 192.168.1.1 DNS server: 184.108.40.206 (or 192.168.1.1)
You can put a public server from Google in the DNS server 220.127.116.11; 18.104.22.168 or gateway 192.168.1.1. Now try to connect to the internet again. After that the connection must be established.
Very often the TV manually finds a Wi-Fi router and accesses the internet. Now you need to fix DHCP issues so that all devices (laptop, tablet) automatically get access to the internet. For example, you can reserve an IP address for each device in the router by its MAC address. That way you can avoid conflicts in DHCP operation and all devices will receive the same IP address each time they connect.
If the problem with connecting the TV to a Wi-Fi router wireless network is not solved or you have some problems in the work, then try in practice the methods described in this article.
By the way, if you’re wondering how 3D technology works in TV, then there’s an informative article on this topic on our website. That’s it.
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How to connect to Internet on your Samsung Smart TV via Wi-Fi
It’s impossible not to agree with the fact that a modern Samsung Smart TV connected to the Internet gives a person access to any resources of the World Wide Web, limitless horizons of video and audio files, information and many other advantages. To enjoy all these benefits you just need to properly connect your Samsung Smart TV to the Internet. It is worth noting that this process itself is not complicated, but not all owners of these TVs can cope with it. If you also have difficulties with this connection, you can contact a competent specialists of the Samsung service center, or read the article below and try to connect yourself.
You can make this connection by two methods: via Wi-Fi or LAN cable. What is the best way to connect and why? If you are not a fan of wires underfoot, then the first method will be the most convenient for you. There is one little nuance. With this method of connection, sometimes freezes playback when watching movies online. But such interference can occur with any unstable operation of the Internet. Need to know.
Connecting and setting up the Internet on your Samsung Smart TV via Wi-Fi
- First, check the stability and signal strength as well as the correctness of the settings on your router or router. Next, enter the Menu of your Samsung Smart TV. Find the Networking section, then the Network Status subsection and select IP Settings in the window that appears. In these settings, set the IP and DNS settings to Obtain Automatically.
- Then go back into the Menu under Network and select the Network Setup tab. After pressing the Start button, your TV will search for and list any wireless network transmission devices found.
- After identifying the password you entered, the connection will occur and you will be able to access the built-in web browser on your Samsung TV.
- If the connection didn’t happen, it’s likely that the DHTPC protocol has malfunctioned. You should then disable the DHTPC settings on your router. Go back into the TV’s Menu, to Network Settings, and instead of getting it automatically select the Manual entry tab. In this window, enter the parameters according to the settings on your router. You can enter the following value into the Server DNS line, as the gateway address of your router is 192.168.1.1, as well as the server address of Google 22.214.171.124.
Samsung Smart TV: How to Reset Network (Problems with WiFi? Weak or No Signal )
In the next article we will tell you how to connect your Samsung Smart TV to the Internet using a cable.
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How to find out if your Samsung TV supports Wi-Fi
The easiest way to find out if your TV supports wireless data transmission is from its specifications. To do this, you need to:
- Go to the internet.
- Type the exact name of your model in the browser search field down to the last character.
- Go to any website. It is desirable to use the first resource in the list.
- Read the technical specifications of the device. If the TV supports Wi-Fi, then in front of the line “Wi-Fi Support” will be written the word “Yes”.
Note! You can read this information in the manual, which comes with the device, or in the settings menu.