Connect a Samsung TV to the Internet

Last modified : Apr 04. 2019

Connect your Samsung TV to the internet to stream movies, browse the internet, and get the most out of the Smart Hub apps. It's also great to connect your TV to the internet so you can use things like Samsung SmartThings or download firmware updates to keep your TV up to date.

 

The steps below outline how to connect your Samsung TV to a Wireless Wi-Fi network, or a LAN connection. 

Connect to a Wi-Fi network

1 Open the Settings menu of your TV
2 Select the Open Network Settings option
Open Network Settings on your TV

The menu path to access the Network Settings on your TV might vary:

  • Settings > General > Network > Open Network Settings on newer TVs
  • Settings > Network > Network Settings on older TVs
3 Select Wireless from the Network types
Select Wireless from the Network Types
4 Select your Wi-Fi network
Select your Wi-Fi network

Please Note: Some TVs (especially 2018 model TVs) only support 2.4Ghz networks.

5 Enter the password for your Wi-Fi network and select Done
Enter the password for your Wi-Fi network and select Done
6 Your TV will test the network connection and display any issues.
Select Close to finish.
Your TV will test the network connection and display any issues. Select Close to finish.

Connect to a Wired Network

1 Connect an ethernet cable to the LAN port in the One Connect box or on the back of the TV
2 Open the Settings menu on the TV
3 Select to Open Network Settings
Open Network Settings on your TV

The menu path to access the Network Settings on your TV might vary:

  • Settings > General > Network > Network Settings on newer TVs
  • Settings > Network > Network Settings on older TVs
4 Select Wired from the connection types
Select Wired Network Connection Type
5 Your TV will test the network connection of the connected cable. Select OK to exit the Network Settings
Your TV will test the Network Connectivity. Select OK to finish

Troubleshooting the Network Status

If your TV cannot connect to your network or apps:

  • Make sure your TV has a internet connection (Settings > General > Network > Network Status).
  • Contact your internet service provider. 

If your wireless network connection fails:

  • Make sure your wireless modem or router is on and connected to the Internet. 

If your wireless network signal is too weak:

  • Position your wireless router, modem router, or access point in a central location. Try to avoid putting it in a corner. We recommend placing the router no more than 50 feet away from your TV.
  • Use a wireless repeater to boost your wireless signal strength. Place the repeater halfway between your router and your TV.
  • The most common wireless technology operates at a frequency of 2.4 GHz. You can reduce interference by not using or turning off wireless devices that use the 2.4 GHz frequency or you can use devices that communicate via the 5.0 GHz frequency.
  • Update software and firmware as they become available. 

For further diagnosis of Network Connectivity issues, please see the page on Smart Hub Connection Test. 

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