How to Use FastVPN on LG Smart TV (WebOS)

LG TVs now run on WebOS which doesn’t support VPN apps. There are a few ways to set up NamecheapVPN on your LG Smart TV. The most suitable for you will depend on your device. Below are some options you can choose from specifically for your TV.

Option 1: Use a VPN for LG Smart TV using your router

Since your LG Smart TV gets its internet connection from your router, this is the next device in the chain which can provide a VPN connection.

To set up FastVPN service on your router you can use our router setup guides.

When your FastVPN connection is successfully configured on your router, you are welcome to connect LG Smart TV to it.

You can connect LG Smart TV with the wireless router in a few clicks. For this, you just need to select the correct network:

1. Switch on your LG Smart TV.

2. Click the SMART button on your LG remote and scroll down to access the Home menu.

3. Go to Settings > Network:

A green arrow points to the Network settings for webOS

4. Go to Wi-Fi Connection:

Wi-Fi Connection is highlighted within the webOS network settings

5. Select Your Wi-Fi Network > Enter Password > Done!

A green arrow points to a WiFi connection option

However, running FastVPN on your router has certain upsides and downsides.

Pros:

  • Your router VPN will cover all your devices, including your LG Smart TV.
  • You’re always protected as long as your router is on and running, of course.
  • Everyone will be protected whether they are guests or your family members. They’re going to enjoy top-notch online security as soon as they hop onto your network.
Cons:

  • The setup process is inconvenient. Setting a VPN on your router isn’t as straightforward as downloading the app or software on your device. What’s more, you’ll have to access your router’s user interface every time you want to change your server or country.
  • Incoming access is blocked. You won’t be able to connect to any devices from outside your Wi-Fi network when your router is running a VPN.
  • You won’t be able to select the encryption protocols that give you the best possible security unless you opt for a powerful router. Low-power routers won’t get the job done if security is your main priority.
  • Since the encryption procedure takes place on your router, your traffic will remain unsecured until it reaches your VPN-enabled router. However, this shouldn’t be much of a problem if your home network is well protected.

Option 2: Set up a VPN for LG Smart TV via your Mac

If you don’t want to run your entire home network through a VPN router, another option is to use a Mac and an Ethernet cable (if you’ve got both to hand). Make sure that your Mac has an Ethernet port and Wi-Fi, and is in range of your LG Smart TV.

1. Connect a cable from your LG Smart TV to a computer.

2. Setup Internet Sharing on your Mac.

3. Switch on your LG Smart TV device. To share your FastVPN connection with your device, select the shared FastVPN connection

Option 3: Set up a VPN for LG Smart TV via your Windows PC

There’s also a way to share a connection between your LG Smart TV and a Windows 10 PC. It’s essentially the same method as connecting VPN with a Mac but utilizes the Windows equivalent of Internet Sharing. As above, your computer will need both an Ethernet port and Wi-Fi (or a second Ethernet port) as it will need to be able to connect to your broadband router for an internet connection.

1. Connect the LG Smart TV to yout computer via cable.

2. Setup Internet Connection Sharing on your Windows PC.

3. Switch on your LG Smart TV device. To share your FastVPN connection with your device, select the shared FastVPN connection.

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