Since ancient times, television has become an integral part of the life of any person. Initially, it was a device that broadcasts programs and films. And today it is a real mini-computer equipped with multiple features and the ability to connect to the Internet. The most common way to access online browsing is through a wireless Wi-Fi system. The first company to equip its TVs with a Wi-Fi router is Samsung.
Wireless Wi-Fi Features
The name Wi-Fi is an acronym for Wireless Fidelity. Literal translation means "wireless accuracy." The presented technology allows you to combine several devices of different types into one.
Every year, Wi-Fi technology is growing rapidly and developing. More and more devices are equipped with wireless modules. Today, even a coffee maker is turned on using a smartphone . The main thing is that both devices are connected to the same wireless line.
The main advantage of a Wi-Fi wireless network is the lack of wires. Accordingly, the cost of connecting the device is significantly reduced.
Thanks to the “over the air” connection, devices can be moved within the Wi-Fi coverage area without worrying that the connection will break. Today, all gadgets, almost all large and small appliances are equipped with Wi-Fi technology, which means that they can be controlled remotely from the other end of the house. The main thing is that the devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi line.
Today, Wi-Fi technology is used even in the industrial field. It is one thing to use a wireless network at home, and quite another to do in huge production.
After understanding the features and advantages of Wi-Fi technology, you should familiarize yourself with some of the disadvantages of a wireless connection.
- An air internet connection system is extremely sensitive to various types of interference . For example, to electromagnetic radiation, which comes from some household appliances. These same waves adversely affect the speed of the Internet;
- adjacent channels may interfere with the wireless signal . This problem is quite common in apartment buildings.
Wireless system “Wireless Wi-Fi” is the most convenient and acceptable way to connect the TV to the Internet. Users do not have to lay a cable along the walls, make a conclusion to the router, and then manually configure the connection parameters. In some TV models, when using a wired Internet connection, they had to turn to providers for help so that they could register the device’s MAC address in a common database.
Another advantage of the “Wireless Wi-Fi” system is the 100% compatibility of devices with communication standards. For example, Smart-TV from Samsung or any other manufacturer may not support some cable Internet signals. And with a Wi-Fi connection, this problem does not occur.
Unfortunately, not all smart TVs are equipped with an individual Wi-Fi module. For some models, you have to purchase an external adapter, and the purchase should be done in a specialized chain of stores, and not in the transition. This accessory looks like a small box with a USB port, which easily connects to the modern designs of Smart TVs.
In appearance, the device resembles a regular USB flash drive. The price of these modules is negligible, each user can purchase an adapter. However, paying attention to cheap analogs is not recommended, for sure they will not work correctly. Accordingly, there will be problems with connecting to the Internet.
If the user wants to watch previously downloaded movies without installing special applications for this, it is proposed to use Wi-Fi Direct technology.
This method allows you to synchronize the TV directly with a computer and dub any content from a PC monitor on a large screen. For the Direct method, there is no need to purchase various routers, which is very convenient for most users.
Next, consider the standard way to connect a Samsung Smart TV to a wireless router. At the initial start-up, the device itself prompts the user to connect to a wireless Wi-Fi network. However, this request is very often ignored by the owners of the TV, as first of all they want to tune the channels and calibrate the display. A Wi-Fi connection is left at the very last moment. But only if the initial pop-up window immediately directed the user to the necessary menu, now the device owner needs to get to the connection section of the Wi-Fi wireless module on his own.
- On the remote control, press the “setting” key, after which the main menu of the TV appears on the screen.
- You must select the "network" tab. And then go to the "network settings".
- In the black window with various prompts at the bottom there is a “start” button, which you must click on.
- Next, select the "wireless method", and then wait a while until a list of wireless points is formed.
- From the list of ports that appear, you must select the appropriate name for the router, then enter the password and wait for the automatic configuration to complete.
- It is necessary to confirm the saved parameters with the OK button.
Following the correct connection sequence of Samsung Smart TV, users get free access to the Internet, can enjoy online surfing and watching their favorite shows.
The presented method of connecting Wi-Fi is automatic. However, for an advanced connection, you must use the manual configuration mode, which involves the independent entry of the IP address and the name of the wireless access point. Most often, this process takes no more than 15 minutes and does not require special skills from the user. Internet access is provided by the built-in Smart TV browser, but only if the key was entered correctly.
The problem occurs if the wireless connection to the router is not established. To solve this problem, you need to return to the main Wi-Fi settings and make some changes. Most often, the reason for this situation is that the DHCP script does not work correctly. This information is provided by the TV in a special pop-up window.
Reconnecting the TV to Wi-Fi will help to solve the problem, but already through the administrative panel with DHCP disabled. To do this, you need to enter certain network connection parameters that correspond to the settings of your own router manually. Namely, set the IP address, put a digital value for the type of subnet, enter the gateway parameters and details of the DNS server.
Unfortunately, there may be some malfunctioning Wi-Fi connection. The main cause of the malfunction is considered incorrect operation of the operating system . To solve the problem, you need to update the firmware by downloading the program from the official Samsung website.
The general update process looks easy, even a child can cope with this work:
- you need to download the firmware file to a pre-formatted flash drive;
- connect the flash drive via a USB connector to the TV, and then wait for the analysis of the removable disk to complete;
- go to the "software update" section and select the activation of the automatic update mode;
- Next, confirmation of the installation of the downloaded file is made.
It is important to note that the download of the correct software should be carried out exclusively from the official site of technical support for the TV manufacturer.
Otherwise, the software may turn out to be incorrect, and accordingly, errors will occur during the operation of the TV. To avoid such troubles, it is necessary to go to the manufacturer’s official website, in the search engine indicate the desired TV model, write the name or serial number of the device. On the page that opens, you need to find the "Download" section, and then select the appropriate file. It is proposed for those who have a Wi-Fi module to update software from a flash drive.
Another way to connect to a Wi-Fi wireless connection is through an ad-hoc network . For the functioning of the presented method, a router is not required. Its role will be played by a smartphone, tablet or other device that has the function of distributing Wi-Fi-signal. In such cases, the TV is not connected to the World Wide Web, but directly to the gadgets. But the screen displays the media content of the main device stored in memory. Unfortunately, not everyone can use this method of connection.
Some users who are not familiar with Wi-Fi, believe that if you disconnect the TV from the power supply, then all its settings and connections will be lost. This opinion is erroneous, since such problems do not arise after a power outage. But if you need to return the TV to factory settings with the deletion of all accounts and connections to wireless networks, you should do a general reset in the device menu.
What to do if a Samsung TV cannot connect to wi-fi, see below.