Have you lost your remote? Stay calm, you can connect your LG TV to a Wi-Fi network with remote control. There is an easy workaround for connecting your TV to a Wi-Fi network even if you do not have a remote. This requires no technical skill, as a USB mouse is all it takes.
This guide will show you how to connect an LG TV to WiFi without a remote. Before we begin, you will need a USB mouse and a smartphone.
How to Connect Your LG TV to WiFi Without Remote
Method 1: Use a USB Mouse
- Plug your USB mouse into your TV’s USB port.
- Press the small button underside of your TV (located under the LG logo).
- Toggle your LG to input.
Step 2: Now select Live TV and wait for the menu to close. After that, choose Recommended from the right side of the TV screen.
Step 3: You should see a “Network Disconnected” alert on the screen and click Yes.
Step 4: From the Network Settings menu, select the Wi-Fi network you wish to connect to and enter your Wi-Fi details.
Step 5: Once your TV is connected to a WiFi network, you can use your iPhone or Android as a remote. To do it, open the App Store, search for “Smartify – LG TV Remote” and follow the on-screen instructions to initiate the connection.
Note: You will not be able to use your smartphone as a remote unless your TV is connected to the internet and both devices are on the same Wi-Fi network.
Method 2: Use an Ethernet Cable
You can connect your LG TV to an ethernet network if you do not have a USB mouse nearby. Doing so will ensure a more stable internet connection than a Wi-Fi network.
To make this work, you will need to ensure that your TV has a LAN ethernet port. Otherwise, this won’t work.
Assuming that your LG TV has an ethernet port, simply connect one end of the ethernet cord to your TV and the other to the LAN port at the rear of your TV.
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