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:
4. Go to Wi-Fi Connection:
5. Select Your Wi-Fi Network > Enter Password > Done!
However, running FastVPN on your router has certain upsides and downsides.
- 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.
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.
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.
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 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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