How to Connect a Samsung HDTV to Wireless Internet
Most Samsung high definition television models released in the last few years are capable of being connected to the Internet. Doing so has a number of advantages that help make television a much more active medium than ever before.
Samsung HDTVs, and most other HDTV brands, all support various applications like Amazon and Netflix thanks to Internet connections. You no longer need to have a Blu-ray player, video game console or other device to stream content to your television from the Internet. The television itself can accomplish all that and more. Video streaming is just one of the many benefits you get when you connect your HDTV to your home’s wireless broadband Internet connection.
1. Figure out if your HDTV comes with built-in wireless capability or if you need to purchase a wireless USB dongle to connect your set to the Internet. More expensive models tend to come with “wireless ready” capability and can be connected to a Wi-Fi network without additional hardware. Lower cost models often require a wireless USB dongle before a connection can be established. You can find this information in your owner’s manual.
2. (If your HDTV is “wireless ready” you can skip this step.) Connect your wireless USB dongle to the USB input labeled “Internet,” usually on the rear panel of an HDTV. Though the USB dongle will fit into any available USB port, it won’t actually work the same way if you plug it into a port that isn’t labeled “Internet.” Other ports are for streaming media files to your television and for connecting iPods and other portable media players.
3. Turn on your HDTV. You don’t need to turn on any other equipment like cable boxes or video game consoles; all changes that you need to make are through the television software.
5. Select the “Start” option on the “Network Settings” screen. The utility on your television will walk you through the process of establishing a connection with your wireless broadband Internet network. Select the SSID of your broadband network and use the remote to enter the password. Your HDTV will connect to the network and you can immediately start using all of the online features.
Note that most high definition television sets can also use wired Ethernet Internet connections. Connect one end of an Ethernet cable to the input on the back of the HDTV and the other end to your modem or router.