You can connect a smart LG TV to the internet to have a lot of streaming opportunities. There are two ways to connect your TV to Wifi. The one is wireless and the other is a wired connection. An Ethernet cable is used to connect your Router to the LG TV.
However, the Wifi cannot be connected sometimes. You see the message “Cannot connect to Access Point” on your LG TV screen. This problem is usually posed by a bad network connection. Here are some tricks to solve this issue.
1. Reset Your Network Connection
This method can quickly solve the problem of LG TV cannot connect to the access point. All you need to do is reset your Wifi connection.
- Open the ‘Network’ settings on your LG TV.
- Click on the forget button to remove the internet connection.
- Now, scan again for the available networks.
- Click on the relevant Wifi network and enter the password.
Another trick is to change your Wifi password. This also helps in connecting your LG TV to the access point.
2. Reset Your Wifi Router
This solution refreshes the modem. Disconnect your Wifi router from all the devices. Now, unplug it from the power outlet. After one minute, switch the router back again.
Find the reset button and press it for a few seconds until the router turns on. Now, connect your TV to the Wifi again. Hopefully, this will solve the issue of access point connectivity.
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3. Split Your Wifi
Another trick is to split your Wifi into 2G and 5G. You need to log in to the AT&T configuration page. Now, split the network into 2G and 5G networks and name them differently. Now, connect your LG TV to either of the connection.
4. Connect via WPS PIN
You connect your LG TV to Wifi via the network name and by entering the password. Now, discard this method and connect through another method. Follow the instructions below;
- Press the WPS button on your Wifi router.
- Go to ‘All Settings’ on your LG TV.
- Open the ‘Network’ settings.
- Click the WPS option and connect to Wifi by entering WPS PIN.
5. Set a Guest Wifi Network
Another solution is to set a guest Wifi network and connect your LG TV. This is a very helpful trick if your TV cannot connect to the access point. Follow the steps mentioned below;
- Open the address bar on Google or your specific browser. Type the address ‘192.168.1.1’ and click ‘Enter’ or ‘Return’.
- Open your router’s admin panel and click ‘Advanced’ to open settings.
- Now, press the ‘Wireless’ option and scroll down to select ‘Multiple SSID’.
- Next, set up the guest Wifi network. Name the network.
- Now, connect your LG TV to the guest network.
6. Establish a Wired Connection
If nothing works then you should connect your TV to Wifi using a cable. But, your LG TV must have an Ethernet port. You just need an Ethernet cable. Connect one end of the cable to your LG TV and plug the other end into your Wifi router.
In this way, you can quickly solve the issue of not connecting to the access point.
7. Reset Your LG TV
Maybe your LG TV is causing the problem. So, you should try a soft and hard reset on it. Let us try a soft reset first.
- Turn off your TV and disconnect from the power outlet.
- Wait a few moments and then plug the power cord in.
- Now, press the power button to turn your LG TV on.
The hard reset or factory reset restores the default settings on your LG TV. It deletes all the data and removes malware also. Follow the instruction given below;
- Go to Settings and then to ‘All settings’ on your LG TV.
- Press the ‘Support’ button.
- Next, go to ‘General’ and scroll to find the ‘Reset to initial settings.’
- Confirm the reset and proceed further.
- Now, connect your LG TV to Wifi again.
This article has listed all the possible solutions. Any of them will surely fix your problem. But, if your LG TV is still not connecting to the access point then there is some intricate issue. (But, it is a very rare case.) You should find out the real problem creator. Connect another device to your Wifi router. If it connects well then your TV has some issue. You should consult a technician or ask for LG customer support.