You can connect your Smart TV in two ways.


    1. Wireless Connection


Follow these steps to connect with your wireless connection:

  1. Click on the Menu button on your TV's remote control
  2. Navigate to the Settings within the menu
  3. Click into Network Settings
  4. Select either 'Set up a Wireless Connection' or 'Connect to a Wireless Connection'
  5. Select your Wireless Network Name once it's displayed
  6. You will then be prompted to enter your Wireless Password
  7. Once the password has been accepted, your Smart TV will be able to access content online 


Pros of a wireless connection:

  • No wires:  A clutter-free home, no cables required
  • Location:  The user is afforded greater flexibility since the TV can be put anywhere within the home, as long as it's within the range of the wireless router


Cons of a wireless connection:

  • A potentially poor wireless signal due to its position within the home
  • Wireless interference can impact the internet connection, causing connectivity issues like buffering/freezing


    2. Wired/Ethernet Connection


Steps to set up a wired cable/ethernet connection:


  1. Connect an ethernet cable from your wireless router directly into your smartTV
  2. Check to make sure wired connection is Enabled
  3. Click on the Menu button on your TV's remote control
  4. Click into Network Settings
  5. Make sure 'Enable Wired Internet' or 'Enable Wired Connection' is enabled, if not enable it by selecting it with your remote 
  6. Your Smart TV will be able to access content online and can be checked by using one of the Smart TVs apps


Pros of a wired connection:


  • This is the most reliable connection possible between your TV and the wireless router within your home
  • It allows for faster and more stable speeds than a wireless connection


Cons of a wired connection:


  • The extra cable needed can create an eyesore unless properly hidden
  • The distance between the router and TV can be limited, unless you are happy to run a long ethernet cable within the home


Poor connectivity to your Smart TV over Wireless?


If you are suffering from poor performance on your Smart TV, and are experiencing issues like freezing, buffering, and connection dropouts, this could be down to a poor wireless connection between your TV and wireless router. There is a hardware solution called powerline adapters that can help improve this issue.


Setting up Powerline Adapters


  1. Plug the first powerline adapter directly into an electricity socket beside your wireless router.
  2. Connect one end of the ethernet cable into the powerline adapter, and the other end into the back of the wireless router. Use any of the ports labeled 1,2,3,4.
  3. Plug the second powerline adapter into an electricity socket by your Smart TV.
  4. Connect one end of the ethernet cable into the powerline adapter, and the other end into the back of the Smart TV.
  5. Go into your Smart TV settings and make sure 'wired connection' is enabled.


Benefits of Powerline Adapters:


  • Distributes a stronger internet connection to the location of the secondary powerline adapter. It means that any barriers such as distance or walls which normally affect the wireless signal are no longer an issue.
  • Easier to install as opposed to using a long cable