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How to use Wi-Fi Direct function on this TV?

How to use Wi-Fi Direct function on this TV.

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With Wi-Fi Direct Mode, TV can be connected directly with a Wi-Fi Direct/Wi-Fi compatible device (e.g. smartphone, PC) that also supports the “DLNA Push controller” function. Content such as photos/music/videos on the device can be played on the TV. No wireless router (or access point) is required to use this feature.

Note: For some TV models, USB Wireless LAN Adapter may be required to use this function.

To connect TV with other devices via DLNA, please check the following:

  1. Press the HOME button on your remote to show TV menu, then select Applications at the bottom.
     
  2. Select Wi-Fi Direct Mode by pressing  button on your remote.
      
  3. Operate the Wi-Fi Direct/Wi-Fi compatible device to connect with the TV.
    For connecting computer to your TV via Wi-Fi Direct, please see the following:
    How to connect TV and computer via Wi-Fi Direct (WPS PBC)? 
    How to connect TV and computer via Wi-Fi Direct (WPA KEY)? 
  4. Send the content from the Wi-Fi Direct/Wi-Fi compatible device to the TV.
    For computer, please see How to send contents and playback to TV from computer?
    For other devices, refer to the instruction manual of the device.

If the connection does not succeed

  • When the standby screen for the Wi-Fi Direct Mode is displayed, press the OPTIONS button on your remote, then select Manual.
  • Select WPS (Push Button) if the device supports WPS. Otherwise, select Other Methods and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the set-up.

To connect another device
Follow the steps above to connect devices. Up to 20 devices can be registered, and up to 5 devices can be connected at the same time. To connect another device when 5 devices are already connected, disconnect an unnecessary device, then connect the device.

To change the name of the TV shown on the connected device
When the standby screen for the Wi-Fi Direct Mode is displayed, press the OPTIONS button on your remote, then select Edit Renderer Name.

To list connected devices/deregister devices

  • When the standby screen for the Wi-Fi Direct Mode is displayed, press the OPTIONS button on your remote, then select Show Device List / Delete.
  • To deregister a device, select the device in the list to delete, then press the  button. Then, select Yes in the confirmation display.
  • To deregister all devices, press the OPTIONS button in the list, select Delete All, then Yes in the confirmation display.

To display dialogue when attempting to connect a device with the TV

  • Activating this function can avoid an unintended device from being connected.
  • When the standby screen for the Wi-Fi Direct Mode is displayed, press the OPTIONS button, then select Registration Notification.
  • Note that once you decline registration request from a device, you will not be able to connect the device unless you delete it from the device list.
  • To connect the declined device, press the OPTIONS button, select Show Device List / Delete, then delete the declined device. Then, make a new connection with the device.

To skip the connection steps from the second time

  • Once the device has been registered by the following setup, you can start playing the content on the TV immediately after sending the content from the device except when the TV is in Wi-Fi Direct mode sreen.
  • Press the HOME button on your remote, then select  Settings →  NetworkStandby for Wi-Fi DirectOn.
  • If you connect the TV with your wireless router (or access point) at 5GHz using the USB Wireless LAN Adapter, set Standby for Wi-Fi Direct to Off.

Notes:
If the TV is connected with a wireless router (or access point) at 5GHz using the USB Wireless LAN Adapter;

  • 5GHz connection will be disconnected during the Wi-Fi Direct Mode, and features such as Media Remote, TrackID™, etc., cannot be used. Connection will be resumed when you exit the Wi-Fi Direct Mode.
  • Connecting devices must conform to the following:
    - Wi-Fi Direct compatible devices: 2.4GHz connection (5GHz not supported).
    - Wi-Fi Direct unsupported devices: IEEE802.11n/g, 2.4GHz connection (5GHz not supported).