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Connecting router to LG smart TV

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Dabbler
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Re: Connecting router to LG smart TV

Hi attached is the settings menu still have the old box up the loft also checked yesterday states Smart Tv also states "Stream the programmes you want straight to the Tv via network connection like Netflix , YouTube etc. I'm lost with this.
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Dabbler
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Re: Connecting router to LG smart TV

Hi,
DNLA connectivity for streaming music, movies and pictures around your home network.
What is a DNLA connection is this like Ethernet? Thanks.
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Aspiring Hero
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Re: Connecting router to LG smart TV

Have a look at the user manuals here.

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Re: Connecting router to LG smart TV

Thank you I have been through the settings as you stated, it doesn't ask for my router password though it takes me to a screen that I can either choose auto or manual. I've just ran a test and attached a photo of the message displayed.

If you are connecting using an Ethernet cable then you don't need the password.  That is for wifi.

 

For DNLA you need a DNLA server to host your music, video and photos.  It's built into my NAS (Network Attached Storage), so I can access them on different devices around the house. 

 

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Seasoned Hero
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Re: Connecting router to LG smart TV


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Hi attached is the settings menu still have the old box up the loft also checked yesterday states Smart Tv also states "Stream the programmes you want straight to the Tv via network connection like Netflix , YouTube etc. I'm lost with this.

You could always give up and buy a streaming device such as an Amazon Firestick.

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Aspiring Hero
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Re: Connecting router to LG smart TV


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Hi,
DNLA connectivity for streaming music, movies and pictures around your home network.
What is a DNLA connection is this like Ethernet? Thanks.

DLNA allows you to play content stored on a local media player on the TV, usually over ethernet.

I use it to play stored videos from my PC.

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Dabbler
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Re: Connecting router to LG smart TV

Many thanks for the information on DNLA.
So I should be able to connect the internet to the TV as I've been trying to.
I must be doing something wrong as I've followed all the information I can find.
How would I find out my IP address with Plusnet please?
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Aspiring Hero
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Re: Connecting router to LG smart TV

Try going to website https://www.whatismyip.com/

There are many websites who perform a similar function.

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Dabbler
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Re: Connecting router to LG smart TV

Thank you I'll give that a try when I finish work this morning. 👍👍
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Seasoned Hero
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Re: Connecting router to LG smart TV

This all sounds like a load of hassle when you can currently get an Amazon Firestick for £29.99.