Samsung model UN55KU6600F
The WiFi has worked fine (with minor problems occasionally) until about a week ago now it will not connect. It shows the 2 network names I currently use on my home network and have tried both at least 15 times. The passwords ae entered correctly (event tried the WPS option 5 times) still it will not connect. Any suggestions?
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So we disabled the Samsung TV channels (one of their apps) that are included with the TV. And so far, it hasn't lost connection again, so right now that's the fix. I'll update if it drops again.
Tried disabling the Samsung TV channels app but had no effect on wi-fi disconnect. One shortcut I have discovered is instead of unplugging the TV each morning when it won't connect to Wi-Fi, If you push the power button on the remote and hold it down until the Samsung logo appears on the screen, it has the same effect as unplugging and Wi-Fi reconnects! Amazing Samsung has not acknowledged the issue nor provided a solution for it!
This solution is also working for us now. It beats unplugging it, but yes, holding the power button on the remote for 3 seconds until the Samsung logo appears is reconnecting the wifi.
Have you tried running a cable directly from the TV to the router? And if you have multiple devices on 1 router. Turn off your router and unplug the power cord for 1 to 5 mins to clear out cache in the router. Then restart. If you have a basic wifi plan with slower than gaming speeds. You will lag out if you have a few devices plus the Tv..
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