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Can Samsung TV Use 5GHz WiFi? And How to Connect

Last Updated Dec 8, 2022
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Samsung TVs are among the most popular brands on the market, and for good reason. They have a lot to offer in terms of features, picture quality, and price. But, one question that many people ask is whether or not Samsung TVs support 5GHz WiFi connections.

Samsung has a wide range of Smart TVs with different properties and specifications. Therefore, the only way to tell if your Samsung TV can use 5GHz WiFi is to check its specifications.

Using 5GHz WiFi to connect to your TV can provide faster data speeds and more coverage. But if you don’t know whether your TV supports 5GHz WiFi or how to go about connecting your TV to the WiFi, you won’t be able to enjoy the myriad of benefits. That’s where we come in. We’ve shared a comprehensive guide on how to tell if your Samsung TV can use 5GHz WiFi and how to connect. So let’s jump right in. Shall we?

Can Samsung TV Connect to 5GHz WiFi?

5GHz WiFi is a common wireless networking standard. Similar to the other standards, it has its properties and specifications, which help routers send out data packets at high speeds over long distances. 

The higher frequency used by this WiFi band means more bandwidth can be achieved with less interference from surrounding devices. This allows for faster transmission compared to regular WiFi, such as 2.4GHz connections.

For this reason, it’s understandable why a Samsung Smart TV owner might want to take advantage of it.  So, can a Samsung smart TV connect to this faster and more reliable wireless band? The only way to tell is to check the specifications of the particular model of smart TV you own.

For instance, the 2018 Samsung Smart TV models don’t support 5GHz connections. These TVs only support 2.4GHz connections. This means that the TV won’t even detect a connection to a 5GHz WiFi network.

So, what should you be looking for when determining compatibility? The trick is to check the TV’s configuration. If your TV has 802.11a, 802.11n, or 802.11ac configuration, it should support 5GHz WiFi. If not, you won’t be able to use the WiFi on your TV.

However, you don’t have to worry about this if you have a dual-band router. With this type of router, you can easily connect to either 2.4GHz or 5GHz without issue on your Samsung TV model since the TV will connect to the network it supports.

How to Connect Your Samsung TV to 5GHz WiFi

So, you’ve checked the configuration of your TV, and you’ve determined that it supports the faster WiFi standard. What next?

The next thing to do is to connect your TV to your wireless network. You can do this either wirelessly or via Ethernet cable. The steps may vary depending on the model of your TV, so check the manual for more information. However, in most cases, the steps are as follows:

Wireless Connection

To connect your TV to your wireless network:

  • Use the directional pad on your TV’s remote and select Settings
  • Select General > Network > Open Network Settings.
  • Choose your desired WiFi network.
  • When prompted, enter the network password and select Done.
  • Select OK.

Save the password to your TV to avoid entering the password every time you connect to this network.

If your Samsung TV won’t connect to WiFi or is having trouble staying connected to WiFi, we’ve got some fixes for you.

Wired Connection

If your TV does not have wireless capabilities, you can connect it through an Ethernet cable to a router or modem by following the steps below:

  • Connect an Ethernet cable to the LAN port on the One Connect Box or the back of the TV.
  • Connect the other end to your router/modem.
  • From the Home screen, use the TV remote to go to and select Settings.
  • Select General > Network > Open Network Settings > Wired.
  • Select OK.

Source: Spectrum

How to Improve Your WiFi Connection

Even if you’re using a 5GHz WiFi connection, your streaming experience may deteriorate from time to time depending on your device’s location, other electronic interference and the layout of your home.

To improve both wired or wireless connections to your Samsung TV:

  • Move any cordless phones, audio baby monitors or microwave ovens further away from the television. Cordless devices have similar frequencies as WiFi, disrupting signal strength when used near a router.
  • Clear bugs. If you notice that your WiFi connection is unstable, try restarting your router by unplugging it from the power source for at least 30 seconds. Alternatively, switch off the TV for a few minutes, then turn it back on.
  • Ensure the DNS Server Settings are correctly configured: If your TV supports 5GHz WiFi, ensure the DNS Server Settings are appropriately configured.

Wrapping Up

There you have it; everything you need to know about connecting 5GHz WiFi and Samsung TV. As we’ve mentioned, the ability to connect to a network is dependent on what your TV supports.

Therefore, check your TV’s configurations to determine what WiFi band your TV supports. If your TV supports 5GHz WiFi, follow the procedure we’ve shared to connect it to the network and use our tips to keep your connection in tip-top shape.