How to Make the Built-In Wi-Fi Work on Your TV

By Chris Hoke

As wireless networks abound for connecting laptops and smart phones to the Internet, the number of televisions with built-in wireless Internet access also increases. A fast WiFi connection built into your TV means access to streaming movies and the latest viral videos from the comfort of your couch. But first, you'll need to connect your TV to the wireless network. The setup process may differ slightly between brands and models of TV, but the overall process for setting up your WiFi is easy and should not take more than a few minutes.

Step 1

Power your TV on.

Step 2

Press the "Menu" button on your remote control to access your TV's on-screen menu.

Step 3

Highlight the "Setup" or "Initial Setup" menu option, if available, and press "OK" or "Enter" on the remote control.

Step 4

Highlight the "Network Setup" or "WiFi Setup" menu option, then press "OK" or "Enter."

Step 5

Highlight the "Available Wireless Networks" or "Scan" option, then press "OK" or "Enter."

Step 6

Highlight the name of the wireless network to which you want to connect the TV and press "OK" or "Enter."

Step 7

Input the wireless network password, if prompted, using the remote control. If your TV came with a keyboard, type the wireless network password with the keyboard.

Step 8

Highlight the "Connect" button, then press "OK" or "Enter." Allow a few moments for the TV to connect to the wireless network.

Step 9

Press the "Menu" button to exit the menu screen.

Step 10

Press the "Web" or "Internet" button on your remote control to access your TV's Web browser. The home page will display in the Web browser after a few moments, indicating that your TV's WiFi adapter is connected to the wireless network.