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How To Set Up a VPN for LG Smart TV


VPN for LG Smart TV


LG Smart TV:


LG Smart TV brings in limitless entertainment to your big screen. It is virtually frameless and its sleek design and minimalism makes it’s a center of attraction in your home entertainment setup.  With LG Smart TV in your home, you can enjoy latest Hollywood blockbusters on the big screen through leading media portals such as Netflix, Blinkbox, Acetrax and KNOWHOW.

VPNs have become a necessity for every device connecting to the Internet. The Smart TV technology is at nascent stage where it is most vulnerable and can be hacked easily.  The security of the Smart TV is not as developed as other computing devices such as laptop, desktop or SmartPhone’s.  With people using their Smart TV’s for Internet shopping, there is a great probability that a hacker might gain control of your Smart TV and steal valuable personal details and financial information. A VPN service keeps you safe from prying eyes while you enjoy benefits offered by Smart TV.


Steps to setup VPN connection on LG 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 LG 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 also unmarked


Switch on your LG Smart TV. Some LG Smart TV’s will need a LAN Adapter in order to connect to laptop for a cross-over Ethernet cable connection.

  • On your LG Smart TV remote control, press “Home” button
  • Using the directional buttons on the remote, navigate to “Settings”
  • In the “Settings” Menu, select “Network connection”
  • In the next window, click on “Start Connection”
  • In the next window, select “Wired Network”
  • Press Enter
  • In the IP Mode, select “Dynamic”
  • Select OK and press Enter to apply  network settings
  • The Smart TV will ask you to test the connection
  • Select OK and press Enter to complete the wired connection settings


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  1. Doe this mean the laptop has to be switched on all the time?

    • While you’re connected to the VPN, yes.

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