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How to setup WiFi for Samsung TV

For your smart TV to access internet, you need home internet service from a provider.

See How to setup home internet for details.

For Wi-Fi setup you need to know the name of your network (SSID) and your network password.

Every TV is different in exactly the steps to perform to setup or later change your setup but generally the steps are as follows:

1. Press the HOME or MENU button on the TV remote
2. Navigate to SETTINGS (some TVs use arrow keys on remote and OK or ENTER to select)
3. Under settings you usually have a number of options including PICTURE, SOUND, SYSTEM, GENERAL, SUPPORT
4. Navigate to the item you want and select. You may have to go into additional sub-menus to get to the area you want to change.
5. Each area usually has options to select, for example NETWORK, you can select WIRED or WIRELESS and then setup the details.

Power on the TV and navigate into SETTINGS (gear icon), then GENERAL, then NETWORK. Press OK or Enter to select.

Select Open Network Settings.


Scroll down to find your home network, then Select.

Enter your network password and select DONE.

Your TV is now connected to the Internet.

Problems connecting to Wi-Fi

If your TV will not connect to Wi-Fi or drops the connection, try resetting the network.
1. Unplug the modem/router and wait a few mins. then plug into power and wait for normal operating state.
2. Make sure the TV has the latest firmware.
3. Refresh the network on the TV.

To perform a network refresh on your Samsung Smart TV:

1. Grab your remote & press the Home button to get to Settings.
2. Navigate the menu to go to Settings > General > Network.
3. Hover over the option to Reset Network and select YES.
Now Restart your TV. Power off, power back on.

If problems still exist, try repositioning the router. If this still does not work, you may need to check the router settings by logging into the router. Make sure your network is compatible with the TVs network specifications.

Checking your smart TV signal strength

You may have an issue with the signal strength you are receiving from your router to the device. To check your Samsung TV's signal strength:

Use your TV remote to navigate to Settings.
Click on General > Network > Open Network Settings > Wireless.
Check the number of Wi-Fi bars showing on your TV.
If you're currently seeing full bars, then your issues are likely elsewhere. If you're seeing one or two bars for your connection, you may need to set your router closer or install an expansion router to get a better connection to your TV.

If you'd like to skip having to worry about the strength of your Wi-Fi connection altogether, you can directly connect your Samsung TV to your router with an ethernet cable. Connect an ethernet cable directly into the back of the TVs Ethernet input port, then plug the other end of the cable into your router to secure their connection.

Update your Samsung TV software

Different ways to update Samsung TV firmware:

Update automatically

If the TV is connected to the internet, you can have software updates installed automatically. Once the update is complete, it will be applied the next time the TV is turned on. Also, when you agree to Smart Hub Terms and Conditions in the initial setup, Auto Update is set to ON.

Navigate to Settings, and then select Support. Select Software Update, and then select Auto Update to turn it off or back on.

Update using a USB Drive:

Smart TVs usually have firmware updates when they are released to help any old issues. Normally, you will update these automatically via your network connection; however, if your home network is not working, you will need to manually download your firmware onto a USB drive, off of the Samsung Download Center Web Page. Here's how:

Access a different network, at work, at a friend's house, at a public library and go to the Samsung Download Center.

Samsung Download Center

You can find the model number of your Samsung TV in several ways

The easiest way, you can look up the model number of your Samsung TV in the TV menu
Older Samsung TVs before 2016. To do this, go to settings. Open the Menu (press the menu button on the remote control)→ Support → Contact Samsung → the Model Code field will show the TV model.

New Samsung TV models from 2016 onwards. Menu → Support → About this TV

• If you have access to the back of the TV, you can see the model number of the TV on the information label.

• Look at the model of the TV on the box (if you still have it) or look for the purchase receipt.
• You can also see the model of the TV in the service (engineering) menu

1. Navigate through the download page & find your Samsung TV model.

2. Find the correct firmware and download it to your computer.

3. Unzip the firmware file you just downloaded and save it onto a USB drive.

4. Make sure your TV is off.

5. Plug your USB drive into an available USB slot on your TV.

6. Turn on the TV & press the Home button.

7. Navigate to Settings > Support > Software Update > Update Now.

8. Select YES. You will then be given the option to select USB - do so.

Next, your TV should automatically scan for any available software on your drive & install it. After this is done, the TV should restart by itself.

Resetting a Samsung TV

Doing a full restart on your Samsung TV may do the trick without having to mess with too many settings on your TV or router. This easy option could help with your temporary TV connectivity issues. To reset your Samsung Smart TV:

Make sure that the TV is currently powered on.
Grab your TV remote and hold the Power button down.
Keep your Power button pressed down until you see the Samsung logo flash onscreen.
Keep your eyes on the LED on the front of the TV until it turns red and blinks faster.

Your TV should eventually turn on again. At that point, you can try reconnecting to your Wi-Fi network to see if that fixed the issue for you.

If it hasn't, your final option to solve problems on the TV itself without delving into deeper potential internet issues will be to perform a full factory reset on your TV. Just note that any apps or old firmware downloaded to the TV will be reset to how it was out of the box once you've completed this process, so you'll need to reconfigure and install your TV apps from scratch.

To perform a full factory reset on a Samsung TV:

Tap the Home button on your TV remote.
Go to where it says Settings > General.
Select the Reset option.

You'll see a prompt asking you to enter the PIN you selected for the TV. Don't remember making one? The default PIN is 0000.
After that, your Samsung Smart TV will automatically reset.

How do I add apps to my Samsung smart TV?

How to Add Apps to a Samsung Smart TV
If you have a Samsung Smart TV and want an app that is not on your Smart Hub, download it from the Samsung App Store. Here's how: Navigate to your HOME page or press your remote's Smart Hub button.

Select Apps from the menu bar (bottom left).
On the My Apps screen, you will see your preloaded apps and other app categories.

Browse to find an app you want to install, and then select the app's icon. When you select an app, you will go to its install page. Select Install, Download, or Add to Home.

You may need to sign in to your Samsung account or create an account if you do not have one. Apps can be moved or deleted also.

The steps for adding apps to your smart TV depend on your TV brand, but most models have an option to search for apps on the home screen. You can download apps for free, but you may need to set up an account to use some streaming apps.

What is an app? You can think of an app as an internet TV channel.

How to Reset the Sound on a Samsung TV

If you experience sound problems such as a delay or echo, you can reset the sound by navigating to the following:
SETTINGS - SOUND - EXPERT SETTINGS - RESET SOUND, then select YES and press OK on the remote. This will reset the sound to factory default.

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