LG TV Not Showing Wifi Network: Troubleshooting Guide!

If your LG TV is not showing a WiFi network, it means there are some software-related issues with it. Or the wi-fi router is far away from your LG, which is why the TV can’t detect the signals.

I know it’s frustrating when your LG TV has no wifi connection. 

If you have encountered this issue, you’re not alone; several LG TVs complain that their LG TV is now searching for wifi networks. The major cause is software glitches, but a few other factors can also create such a situation. 

In this article, we will find what causes your LG TV to not show wifi networks and what is the best possible solution to fix this problem. So let’s dive into it. 

Why LG TV Not Showing Wi-Fi Network

LG TV unable to detect Wi-Fi network

Your LG TV might not search for wifi network due to these reasons; 

  • There are issues with the software. 
  • Wifi Is not enabled on your TV
  • The Counter is Turned off
  • Their router is far away from your LG TV. 
  • Your LG TV has outdated firmware.
  • It can interfere with other electronic devices.

Luckily, this problem is not an uphill battle, and you can easily fix this by using a simple method. 

Troubleshooting Steps

Method 1: Soft Reset LG TV

soft reset lg tv

Your LG TV may not show wifi network due to internet software issues or cache. These small problems conflict with network connectivity and don’t let LG TV search for a wig network. 

In this case, the simple solution is to soft reset LG TV. By doing this, all the temporary data will be wiped out from the memory, and all the connectivity-related issues will be resolved. 

Below are the steps to soft reset LG to solve all connectivity issues:

  • Unplug the LG TV from the switch. 
  • Wait for 60 seconds. 
  • Now press and hold the power button of the LG TV for 30 seconds. 
  • Then plug the TV back into the socket.

If your LG TV is not connecting to wifi or doesn’t show the wifi networks, this simple effort will fix these issues.

Method 2: Wifi Is Turned Off On LG TV

LG smart TV not finding Wi-Fi network

Sometimes the wifi connection is turned off on Lg smart TV, and we don’t pay attention to that. If the wifi connection is turned off, the TV doesn’t search for any network connection. 

So before connecting your LG TV with your home’s wifi, ensure the wifi connection is turned on. 

  • Go to Settings -> All Settings
  • Choose Network
  • Wifi Connection, and toggle it on.

Method 3: Make Sure That Router Is Turned On 

make sure wifi router is turn on

The LG smart tv will not search for the wifi router if it is turned off. So ensure the router is properly plugged into the switch and showing the green light indication. 

Sometimes the wifi router is plugged into the switch, but it’s powered off. In this case, you will not see any light indication on the router. Press the power button of the router to turn it on. 

Once the router is turned on, your LG TV will start searching for it and automatically try to connect with it. 

But if the LG TV didn’t connect to your wi-fi, forget the network, and reconnect it by putting in the password. 

Method 4: Reset The wifi Router

reset wifi router

The wifi routers have buffers that store and transmit this data with your devices. But sometimes these buffers don’t send data due to glitches, so your LG TV doesn’t search for wifi networks. 

To deal with this problem, we have to restart the router. Unplug it from the switch for 60 seconds, then plug it back into it. 

If this doesn’t work, then try to reset your router. Locate the restart button on the router, and press that button for 30 seconds. Now the router will restart automatically. 

Hopefully, this solves the router issues, and allow LG TV to connect to the internet. 

Method 5: Their Router Is Far Away From Your LG TV

LG TV Wi-Fi connection problem

Your LG TV catches the wifi signals in a certain range. If the wifi router is placed outside that range, the LG TV will not search for that wi-fi network. 

So make sure that the wifi is placed near your LG TV. It’s recommended to place your wifi router in the range of 15 meters. 

But for a better and more stable internet connection, the wifi router should be near your TV (in the range of 5 meters). 

Various mediums like walls, roofs, fans, furniture etc., also obstruct wireless signals. So to avoid this obstruction, you can also use an ethernet cable rather than wireless network, which will skyrocket your internet. 

Method 6: The Firmware Issues  

LG TV Wi-Fi network not listed

You might think about how firmware can cause wifi connectivity issues on LG TVs. Well! If you’re using old or outdated firmware on LG TV, it might conflict with the network settings, and don’t allow LG smart TV to search for wifi networks. 

If you have missed the new firmware updates on LG TV, update it to avoid network issues. 

Here are the steps to update the firmware:

check for updates on lg tv
  • Settings 
  • All Settings
  • General
  • About This TV
  • Tap on “Check For Updates”

Note: You need an internet connection to update the firmware, so you can use an ethernet connection. 

Method 7: Disconnect Other Devices 

disconnects other devices

If you have connected other devices with your LG TV, these devices can conflict with the network settings of your TV.

That’s why it disconnects all other devices like FireSticks, Xbox, Chromecast etc. After removing these devices, restart the LG TV and open the wifi settings to search for nearby available devices. 

Hopefully, this time the LG TV will search the available wi-fi network and make a connection with it. Once the TV is connected to Wi-Fi, you can connect other devices with your LG TV. 

Method 8: Factory Reset Your LG TV

Wi-Fi network not visible on LG TV

A factory reset can be distressing for some people because it will wipe out all of the data, settings, and apps from LG TV. But now, this is the only solution to fix the LG TV now searching for wifi problem. 

Factory reset brings the default settings on your LG TV. So in case there is something wrong with the network settings, it will be restored. 

Here are the steps to factory reset the LG TV:

  • Settings
  • All Settings
  • General
  • Reset to Initial settings

Final Words:

If the LG TV is not searching for a nearby network, the simple solution is to soft reset the TV. This will solve all the network connectivity issues. 

And if this doesn’t work for you, check your router. Ensure that the router is turned on; reset the router to solve the minor glitches. Keep the router near your LG TV to get a stable internet connection. 

If you have found the wifi signals are stable, and the wifi works on other devices, but the LG tv is deprived. Then it means there is some internet issue with your TV. In this, we should bring the TV to a nearby repair store. 

Or you can also contact LG customer support to get their help, and they will surely solve your issue. 


Why is my LG TV not picking up Wi-Fi?

Your LG TV will not pick up the Wi-fi if the Wi-Fi is disabled from the settings, signal strength is weaker, network credentials are wrong, or there might be an issue with the router. If your LG TV is now searching for wifi, you can soft reset the TV to fix the problem. 

How do I reconnect my LG smart TV to Wi-Fi?

To reconnect the LG TV to Wi-Fi, you must first forget the wi-fi network from the Settings. Go to Settings -> All Settings -> Network -> Wi-fi connection. From here, you can forget the network. 

Once you have forgotten the network, again tap on it and enter the password to reconnect LG TV with the network. 

Why is the wifi not working on my LG tv?

The wifi will not work on Lg TV due to faulty DNS settings, unreliable signals from the router, your LG TV’s firmware being outdated, and the date and time incorrect on LG TV. To solve the wifi connectivity issue on LG TV, reset the router and also perform a soft reset on LG TV.