Are you getting a message from your LG TV that wifi is turned off? This notification is alarming because now your LG TV is no more connected to wifi.
This could happen while you’re streaming content on LG TV, and suddenly the streaming app stops working. I know how frustrating this situation is.
If the LG TV says wifi is turned off, this could happen due to some fault in the router, the problem with DND settings, or the wifi signals being weaker due to distance.
Even though the problem is small, you can easily troubleshoot the wifi connectivity. But first, you have to identify the main cause of the problem.
So let’s jump into the article to fix the wifi turned off problem on LG TV.
Reasons Behind The Wifi Turned off Message On LG TV
In rare cases, the LG TV says wifi is turned off, and this could be because of the following reasons;
- Faulty Settings of wifi Router.
- Weak wifi signals are causing connectivity issues.
- Problematic DNS Settings.
- Time & date issue on LG TV.
- You might be using VPN.
- Regional issues.
- Outdated firmware.
- You have changed the wifi password or username.
- The Internet provides a closed connection.
I hope you understand that there are various reasons why your LG TV is showing a wifi turned-off message.
So don’t worry; you can fix this problem in a few minutes. So grab a cup of coffee, and let’s get started!
Method 1: Soft Reset LG TV
I test the consequences of soft rest on various smart TVs. And this small effort solves many problems, including connectivity issues, software glitches, cache, etc.
So before trying any other step, do a soft reset on LG smart TV.
- Turn off the LG and unplug the power cord from the power switch.
- Leave the tv unplugged for 60 minutes.
- After that, press and hold the power button on LG TV.
- Now plug the TV back into the power outlet.
Method 2: Check For The Weak Wifi Signals
Sometimes the wifi signals lose strength because of the long distance between the router and your LG TV. Due to these weak signals, the LG TV says wifi is turned off.
I will advise you to first check the internet speed across various devices.
So if you found weak signals and sluggish internet speed on other devices, too, the router must be restarted.
Basically, restarting the router will resolve the intermittent signals, clear its cache, and restore its settings to default values.
The process of restarting the router is very straightforward. Just unplug the router from the power outlet for 60 seconds. And then plug it back into the switch.
Now again, connect your LG TV with wifi. I hope the issue will be solved; if not, move on to the next step.
Method 3: Fix The DNS Settings
The wifi error message on LG TV also appears due to problematic DND settings. So make sure that everything is okay from there.
If you don’t understand these technical settings, don’t worry, I’m briefly explaining them for you.
Your LG Smart tv automatically fetches the DNS settings from the router. But sometimes, it requires manually configuring the DNS settings.
So if you change the DNS settings, it will improve the internet performance, and hopefully, you won’t see the wifi turned off a message on LG TV again.
Here are the steps to change the DND settings on LG TV.
- Go to Settings
- Wifi Network
- Advance wifi Network
- And put the DNS server. For LG TV, you can use the primary smart DNS IP address (126.96.36.199 or 188.8.131.52).
Method 4: Correct The Time & Date
The incorrect date and time are other factors that cause LG tv wifi to be turned off.
Sometimes, the Internet works fine if the time & date are incorrect, but a few apps like YouTube or Netflix don’t open. So you need to correct the date and time from the settings.
Here are the steps to follow:
- Open Settings
- All Settings
- Time & Date
- Uncheck the “Set Automatically”
- Set the correct time and date.
Method 5: Turn Off The VPN
VPNs provide great Convenience, and you can access your desired streaming app if unavailable in your region.
But do you know VPNs can alter IP addresses and DNS settings? Sometimes the VPN allocates a slow IP address to your TV, and that’s why your LG TV says wifi is turned off.
That’s why if you’re using any VPN app on your LG TV, turn it off and test the internet connection.
Method 6: Regional Issues
Sometimes the incorrect regional information also lets wifi to turned off on LG TVs. That’s why you need to correctly choose the location.
If this is not the case and you have chosen the right country, choose a different one and switch back to your own country again.
Here are the steps to change the country settings;
- Settings -> All Settings
- LG Services Country
- Change the region, and tap on yes.
- Now your TV will restart automatically.
Method 7: Update The Firmware
The outdated firmware of LG TV might conflict with the network settings. So make sure that your TV firmware is up to date.
I recommended you manually check for the new firmware updates. Because sometimes, the updates get missed due to an unstable internet connection. Updating the firmware will fix various bugs in the smart TV.
So there are the steps to update the LG Smart TV:
- Settings -> All Settings
- Scroll down to “About This TV”
- Tap on “Check For Updates”
- If the update is available, the TV will automatically download it. Give some time to TV, and it will install the update in a few minutes, depending upon the update’s size.
Once the update is installed, your LG TV will restart automatically. Now reconnect the LG TV with the wifi network, and surely, you won’t get the wifi turned off message again.
Method 8: Have You Changed The Wi-Fi Password?
In some cases, the users change the wifi password or username; this will reset the settings on the router. That’s why the LG is showing wifi is turned off.
So you need to forget the previous wifi network name on LG smart TV and reconnect it (having a new name).
Likewise, if you have reset the password on your home wifi, then the Internet won’t work on all the previously connected devices. Again you need to forget the network on the device and reconnect it.
Method 9: The Internet Provides a Closed Connection
Do you pay the timely bill for your Internet service? If not, then chances are that your internet provider has temporarily closed the connection.
Or there might be a back end issue with your internet service that stuck the Internet in your area. In this situation, you can use your phone’s hotspot to ensure no fault in your LG TV.
If the phone hotspot is working fine on LG smart TV, you should probably contact your Internet provider and ask them to resolve the issue. Or simply wait a few minutes and let the internet service function again.
Method 10: Use Ethernet Connection
If none of the solutions work for you and your LG TV says wifi is turned off, you need to try an ethernet connection. I’m sure that this will solve the internet problem on LG TV.
An ethernet connection doesn’t require any DNS or manual settings. All you need is to connect the Ethernet cable to the LAN port of the LG TV, and you’re good to go; nothing else to do.
Now you will see that the Internet seamlessly works on LG smart TV.
I’m also keen to use an ethernet connection because it’s way faster than a wifi connection. Mediums between your LG TV and the router obstruct wifi signals. At the same time, ethernet cables provide data without any obstruction.
Method 11: Rest LG TV To Default Factory Settings
A factory reset is the last thing that can fix the wifi turned off problem on LG TV. A factory reset will erase all the network settings, data, and everything from the TV.
I always recommend considering factory reset as a last solution, and try this method after you’re failed in all other methods. This extreme solution will fix the wifi turned-off issue on LG TVs.
Here is how to reset LG TV to its default factory settings:
- All Settings
- Scroll down to “Reset to initial Settings” and tap on it.
- Now tap on the Okay button.
After reviewing the above article, I hope you have fixed the wifi turned off issue on LG TV.
In a nutshell, if your LG TV says wifi is turned off, then the first step is to do a soft factory reset because I have found this solution 80% useful in such a situation.
But if you’re still facing a wifi problem, try the other solution; I’m sure one of them will work for you.
Hi! I’m Aiden Elliot. I’m a tech nerd and have worked in the tech industry for the last 7 years. Now I have founded JustSmartHues to help you fix tech issues. I hope you will find this blog helpful.