How to Connect Samsung Smart TV to WiFi without Remote [Guide]

Are you looking for the steps to connect a Samsung Smart TV to WiFi without using a remote? If so, you are in the right place, as today we have added different ways to do so.

The remote is an essential part of any device. And when it comes to any TV, it’s very important. You use the remote control for many essential functions like changing the channels, switching inputs, setting up a WiFi network, etc. But, what if you lost your Samsung TV remote, or its not working for some reason and you have to connect your TV to WiFi? Don’t worry, we will be looking at alternatives.

How to Connect Samsung TV to WiFi without Remote

There are different ways you can follow to connect your Samsung TV to a WiFi network without the remote. You choose from any of the methods mentioned below.

Method 1: Using Physical Buttons on TV

You can easily connect a Samsung smart TV to WiFi without a remote by using the physical buttons. Some TVs come with all buttons that are required to go through settings. But there are some TVs with only one or tow buttons, so this method will not work for those TVs.

To follow this method, your TV need to have Home button or Settings button. If your TV has only one button, Power button then you can skip this method.

Step 1: First of all, press the Power button to turn on your TV.

Step 2: Press the Home button. Then navigate to Settings using Navigation buttons. Or if there is a Settings button, press this instead.

Step 3: Choose Connection or General > Network > Network Settings > Wireless.

Step 4: It will show list of available networks. Select a Wi-Fi network from the list.

Step 5: Enter the Wi-Fi password if it has one using navigation buttons.

Wait for the Samsung TV to connect to the Wi-Fi.

Method 2: Wired USB Keyboard and Mouse

Almost every Samsung Smart TV out there will be having a minimum of two USB ports at the back panel. This is where things come in handy. All you need to do is plug in your USB Mouse and Keyboard. Once plugged in, you will be able to navigate to the Settings page and be able to connect to your WiFi network.

Method 3: Wireless USB Mouse and Keyboard

If you do not have a wired USB Mouse and Keyboard, you can also make use of a wireless keyboard and mouse. All you need to do is plug in the USB dongles to the USB ports at the back of the Samsung Smart TV.

With the external device connected, you can simply navigate to the Settings from the home screen and then select Connection > Network and now, connect your Samsung Smart TV to a WiFi network.

Method 4: Using Ethernet Cable

Another way to connect your Samsung Smart TV to WiFi without a remote is by connecting your TV and router to an Ethernet cable.

For the unaware, an Ethernet will create a link between the TV and router, and once you connect it, your TV will automatically connect to the internet without requiring any further processing.

Method 5: Xbox Controllers

If you are someone that has an Xbox with them, you are bound to have a wired or wireless controller. This is a very simple and easy process.

In the case of wireless controllers, simply plug the dongle into the USB port and power up your controller. With the wired controllers, you can simply plug it into the USB port and use the controller right away. With the controller, you will be able to navigate around through the home screen and even open the Settings screen to be able to connect to the existing or new WiFi network.

How to Switch to different WiFi on Samsung Smart TV without Remote

If your Samsung TV is already connected to a WiFi and you have set up the SmartThings app on your phone earlier, then you can easily use your Phone as remote to connect your Samsung TV to a different WiFi network.

Samsung has a dedicated app named SmartThings exclusively for controlling Samsung smart devices, and it is available for both Android and iOS devices. Using this app, you can turn your mobile into a remote and control your Samsung TV easily. Here’s how you can do it:

Step 1: Once you turn on your TV, it will automatically connect to your last used WiFi network.

Step 2: Also connect your Phone to WiFi network, and open SmartThings app.

Step 3: In the app, head to Devices tab and choose your Samsung TV.

Step 4: Now, click on TV Remote from the bottom-right side, and it will show you a virtual remote.

Step 5: Finally, use the same steps to connect to WiFi as you do with a physical remote.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I connect my Samsung TV to Wi-Fi without the remote?

There are several ways by which you can connect your Samsung smart TV to WiFi without a remote. You can either use physical buttons, the SmartThings app, an Ethernet cable, a mouse, a keyboard, or Xbox controllers.

What buttons are available on Samsung TVs?

Most of the TVs come with multiple buttons; Power, Up, Down, Left, and Right buttons. But some TVs only come with single button which can be used for multiple purpose.


And these are the simple and easy ways you can follow to connect your Samsung Smart TV to the WiFi network without a TV Remote. Now, if you do not want to use these kinds of devices, you can also make use of Universal Remote Control. It is a remote that can be programmed to work with almost any type of TV requiring you to input a code.

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