An Internet connection is essential to install apps on an LG TV. You can connect your LG Smart TV to the internet using a wired or wireless connection. The easiest way to connect your LG TV to the internet is using a WiFi network which doesn’t require an ethernet cable.
In this article, you will learn the steps to connect an LG Smart TV to a WiFi network.
How to Connect LG Smart TV to WiFi [New Version]
If you have an LG Smart TV running webOS 22 and up, you can follow these steps to connect your TV to a wireless connection.
1: Press the Settings button on the LG TV remote.
2: Click All Settings and choose the Network option.
3: Select the WiFi connection option and move on to the next step.
4: Select your WiFi network from the available networks.
5: Enter the password using the on-screen keyboard and tap Enter.
That’s it. You have connected your LG Smart TV to a wireless connection.
How to Connect LG Smart TV to WiFi [Old Version]
Those with LG Smart TVs (2018-2021) can follow these steps to connect the TV to a wireless network.
2021 webOS 6.0 and above: Go to Settings → All Settings → General → Network → Internet Connection → Wired/Wi-Fi Connection → Select WiFi network → Enter the password → Tap Enter.
2020 webOS 5.0 and up: Go to Settings → All Settings → Connection → Network Connection Settings → Wired/Wi-Fi Connection → Select WiFi network → Enter the password → Click Enter.
2019 webOS 4.5 and up: Go to Settings → All Settings → Connection → Wired/Wi-Fi Connection → Select WiFi → Enter the password → Click Enter.
2018 webOS 4.0 and below: Go to Settings → All Settings → Network → Wired/Wi-Fi Connection → Select WiFi → Enter the password → Tap Enter.
How to Connect LG Smart TV to WiFi [NetCast]
1: Turn on your TV and press the Home button on your TV remote.
2: Select the Settings option from the Home screen.
3: Click the Network tab below from the Settings menu.
4: Select the Network Connection option.
5: In the next step, click on the Start Connection option.
6: Select your WiFi network from the list and enter the password.
After entering the password, your TV will be connected to the WiFi network.
How to Connect LG Smart TV to WiFi Without Remote
If you want to connect your LG Smart TV to WiFi without a remote, there are some alternate methods. You can use physical buttons to control the TV conveniently and connect it to a WiFi network.
However, you need to use the LG TV remote app to enter a password. Otherwise, you can connect a keyboard to control the LG TV. Then go to Network settings and connect the webOS TV to a wired or wireless connection.
How to Connect LG Smart TV to Wired Connection [webOS]
If the WiFi signals are weak due to long range, it is better to connect the LG TV to a wired internet connection using an ethernet cable.
1: Connect one end of the ethernet cable to the TV and the other to the WiFi router.
2: Now, turn on your LG TV and press the Home button to go to the Home screen.
3: Tap the Settings icon to continue.
4: Under Settings, navigate and select the Network menu.
5: On the next screen, click on the Wired Connection option.
Now, your TV will detect the ethernet cable and get connected to the internet.
How to Connect LG Smart TV to Wired Connection [NetCast]
If your LG Smart TV runs with Netcast OS, there is no need to choose a Wired or Wireless connection. The ethernet cable will be detected automatically.
1: Connect one end of the LAN cable to the WiFi router and the other end to the back of the TV.
2: Now, turn on your TV and press the Home button.
3: Select the Settings option from the LG TV home screen.
4: Choose the Network tab and click on the Network Connection.
5: Now, tap the Start Connection button.
Your LG TV will detect the LAN cable and connect it to an internet connection.
It is because of temporary bugs or incorrect Network settings. You can check our guide on LG Smart TV not connecting to WiFi and follow the workarounds to resolve the issue.
You can refer to the article on How to connect a universal remote to an LG Smart TV for remote programming. Once done, use the universal remote to go to Network settings on LG TV, and connect it to a WiFi network.