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VPN for Samsung Smart TV


VPN for Samsung Smart TV


Samsung Smart TV:


Samsung Smart TV is a highly advanced TV that features a built-in camera for face recognition and gesture control. The Smart Evolution Kit embedded in the TV platform allows you to upgrade TV’s functionality and performance. The Samsung Smart TV also has a voice control feature that allows you to control select TV functions by talking in the remote.

Smart TV users can largely benefit from the use of a VPN service. Majority of the people use Smart TV for surfing the Internet which also includes online shopping. Online payment involves transmission of sensitive data that includes your personal and financial information. A VPN service provides maximum security and privacy to these online transactions. Besides, a VPN service also provides anonymity and prevents anyone from recording your Internet surfing habits.


Steps to setup VPN connection on Samsung Smart TV:


Things you will need

  • A VPN service
  • A laptop with wireless network adapter and RJ45 port
  • Wireless Internet connection(through a router or ISP provider)
  • Cross-over Ethernet cable


You need to proceed with the steps given below only after you have setup a PPTP VPN connection on your laptop. Connect you Samsung Smart TV to laptop’s RJ45 port using a crossover Ethernet cable.


On your laptop, click on Start->Control Panel->Network and Internet

  • Click on Network and Sharing Center link
  • Click on Local Area Connection listed under View your Active Networks
  • Click on Properties
  • Select “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
  • Click on Properties
  • Click on radio button saying “ Obtain an IP address automatically”

(Note: Keep the Default Gateway, DNS Server, Alternate DNS Server fields blank)

  • Click on VPN connection you have created
  • Click on Properties
  • Click on Sharing Tab
  • Select “Allow other network users to connect through this computers internet connection
  • Under the Home Networking Connection, select Local Area Connection from the drop down menu.
  • Note: Ensure the options “Establish a dial up connection” and “Allow other network users to control” is unmarked
  • Make sure Establish a dial up connection is not marked and Allow other network users to control is unmarked

Switch on your Samsung Smart TV and connect it to your laptop using a cross-over Ethernet cable.

  • On your Samsung Smart TV, Press Menu button on your TV’s remote control.
  • Using the directional buttons on the remote, go to “Network” Menu
  • In the next window, go to “Network Settings”
  • Press Start
  • In the next window, select “Wired” and then click on Next.
  • The Samsung Smart TV will try to obtain Network settings and automatically  verify the Internet connection

If it succeeds, the screen will display a message “Internet connected successfully”. If it doesn’t you need to enter the Network Settings manually. Follow the steps given below to enter Network Settings manually.

  • In the same window, select IP Settings
  • Go to IP Mode and select Manual
  • Enter the IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway and DNS Server information in their respective fields. This information is generally provided by your Internet Service Provider.
  • Press  OK


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