Samsung‘s smart TV can connect to other devices using Wi-Fi direct. You can also connect to the internet through Samsung’s SmartThings app. Once connected, you can browse the internet through the Samsung SmartThings app. In this blog post, we will show you how to connect laptop to Samsung smart tv using wifi direct.
Table of Contents
What Do You Need?
You will need a router and ethernet cable long enough to connect your router and a high-speed internet connection.
How To Connect Samsung Smart Tv To WIFI?
Connect Samsung Smart tv using wireless WIFI internet:
Step 1: Turn on your Samsung smart tv and press the source button on your remote.
Step 2: Use the left arrow on your remote Select the gear icon and press ok to Open settings.
Step 3: Scroll down and select general and press ok.
Step 4: Highlight the network and Press OK.
Step 5: Highlight Open Network settings and Press ok to connect Samsung smart tv to your wifi internet.
Step 4: Now, Highlight how you want to connect your Samsung smart tv to the internet, by using a wireless network or by using a wired network.
Step 5: If you are using wireless go ahead and highlight wireless and press ok on the remote.
Step 6: Now, Your Samsung smart tv will display available wireless connections on your screen.
Step 7: By using the down and up arrows, identify your home WIFI wireless network and press ok on the remote.
Note: If you cant see your WIFI internet network name then click on refresh.
Step 8: Select your home wifi network and enter your wifi password using the on-screen keyboard (using remote) and highlight Done and press ok and wait for a while to connect Samsung smart tv to the internet wifi.
Step 9: Once Samsung smart tv is connected to your wifi internet, it says Success your tv is connected and you can use online services and stream online videos on your Samsung smart tv.
Connect Samsung Smart Tv Internet To Ethernet And WIRED Network
Step 1: Grab your ethernet cable from your router and plug it back into the ethernet port on the back of your Samsung smart tv.
Step 2: Now, grab your remote -> Settings->General->Network Settings->Open Network settings
Step 3: Select connection as wired and press ok.
Step 4: Type your WIFI password and press ok and your Samsung smart tv will be connected to a wired network.
Connect Samsung Smart Tv To WIFI Without Remote?
You can connect your Samsung smart tv to wifi without using the remote if Samsung smart tv remote not working and as well by using controllers on your smart tv and using the keys on it as a remote or you can download Samsung smart tv app from the play store and set it up on your phone and use the phone as remote as well.
Can’t See Your WIFI Network On A Samsung Smart Tv?
If you can’t see your wifi network on your Samsung smart tv when you are connecting, click on refresh on select your wireless network screen, and still you can’t see your wifi network or your home wifi in the list, then make sure that your wifi is turned on and your wifi modem or router is in close range or near to your Samsung smart tv.
Make sure your home WIFI wireless is turned on.
Make sure your WIFI router or modem is close to Samsung smart tv
If, still Samsung smart tv is not able to detect or identify your wifi internet network then go ahead and turn off your WIFI for 60 seconds and turn it ON after 60 seconds. Now, your Samsung smart tv will detect your WIFI internet network.
How To Check The Network Status On Samsung Smart Tv?
On your smart tv, you can check your internet wifi network status whether it is connected to wifi or not, and if it is connected which network you are connected to and signal strength as well.
Connect Samsung Smart Tv To Wifi.
Open settings->General->Network settings->Open Network settings->Select wifi connection type and enter the password and click ok to connect your Samsung smart tv to wifi.
Can’t Connect To Samsung Smart Tv Wifi?
Make sure you are entering the correct password and connecting to your home wifi network. If this doesn’t resolve your issue restart your router or modem or perform a power reset or cycle.
Read More: how to connect toshiba laptop to Wifi?
What Is WiFi Direct?
WiFi Direct is a standard that allows the use of WiFi radio frequencies (typically 2.4GHz and 5GHz) to make direct, peer-to-peer connections with other devices. You don’t need an existing WiFi network to connect to, as the connection is made directly between two devices.
WiFi Direct works by enabling a software-generated access point on the host device, creating a temporary WiFi network in the process. WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) is then used to authenticate, with a push-button or PIN code used to establish a connection. This allows for a seamless (yet secure) connection between the devices.
Like Bluetooth, you can use it to send files, share your screen with other devices, play games directly, share your internet connection, and more. It also plays a central part in other systems and communication standards, such as near-field communication.
Other WiFi-specific brands, such as Miracast, also use WiFi Direct to communicate. While Miracast is its own standard, it builds upon the WiFi Direct technology to allow for secure screen mirroring.
Support for WiFi Direct is quite patchy, however. While it is fully supported in Windows 10 (depending on your device), Apple devices such as Macs, iPhones, and iPads use the proprietary AirDrop and AirPlay instead.
Modern Android devices (from Android 4.0 onwards) offer support for WiFi Direct, but you may need a third-party app to make full use of its functionality. It also has some support on certain smart TVs, game consoles, and other WiFi-capable devices.
When prompted to choose a connection type during the installation, choose the Wireless option. On the printer control panel, touch the HP wireless direct icon ( ), or navigate to the Network Setup or Wireless Settings menu and touch Wireless Direct, and then turn on the connection. I hope you like this guide on how to connect laptop to Samsung smart tv using wifi direct.
Q 1. Can you use a hotspot for Samsung Smart TV?
A. Yes, you can use the tethering service to connect your smart TV to your phones mobile hotspot. You can also use it by mirroring your device on your smart TV.
Q 2. Do all smart TVs have to mirror?
A. Keep in mind that there is no one way for all TVs and smartphones and it will depend on what protocols your TV supports.