How to Find Your Samsung Smart TV IP Address on Network

Having the IP address of your Samsung Smart TV can be useful for troubleshooting connectivity issues or configuring advanced network settings. Finding your TV’s IP address is easy with several methods available. As a technician with over 10 years of experience, I will explain the various options to locate your Samsung TV’s IP address on your home network.

Why You Need the IP Address

The IP address is like an identification number for a device on your network. It allows your Samsung TV to communicate with other devices, such as your router. Here are some reasons you may need to find your TV’s IP address:

  • Troubleshoot Wi-Fi connectivity problems
  • Set up port forwarding for Smart TV apps
  • Enable remote access to your TV
  • Identify your TV on the network when using IP scanner tools

Knowing the address also helps ensure your TV has a valid connection to your router.

Check from Your Samsung TV

The quickest way to find your Samsung TV’s IP address is directly on the TV itself. Just follow these steps:

Access Network Settings

Using your Samsung TV remote, go to:

Settings > General > Network > Network Status

This will display the current connection status.

View IP Address

Next, select IP Settings to view the IP address. This will show the following information:

  • IP Address: The current address assigned to your TV on the network. This is the number you need.
  • Subnet Mask: Used to determine the network and host sections of an IP address.
  • Gateway: The IP address of your router.
  • DNS Server: The current Domain Name System server in use.

From here you can also view the IPv6 address if enabled on your network.

Check from Your Router

Your wireless router has a list of all connected devices, including your smart TV. You can view this to find the IP address:

Access Router Admin Interface

First, access your router’s admin interface page from a web browser. Usually this is at an address like:

http://192.168.1.1

The exact address can be found in your router’s documentation.

Then log in with the admin username and password. This is also provided by your router manufacturer.

View Connected Devices

Once logged into your router’s interface, there will be an area (usually under “Connected Devices” or “DHCP Clients”) showing devices on your home network.

You should see your Samsung TV listed there. Select it to view details like the current IP address assigned to that device.

Use Network Scanning Apps

There are also apps that can scan for devices on your network and report their IP addresses. Popular options include:

  • Fing
  • Angry IP Scanner
  • Advanced IP Scanner

These will scan your network and provide a list of all connected devices, including your TV. You can then view the IP address assigned to each one.

Set a Static IP Address

I recommend setting a permanent, static IP address for your Samsung Smart TV. This ensures the address does not change in the future, avoiding connectivity issues.

Here is how to set a static IP on your TV:

  1. From your TV settings, go to Network > Network Settings > Expert Settings.
  2. Change the IP Settings to Manual.
  3. Enter a static IP address outside of the DHCP server range used by your router. For example, if your router assigns addresses between 192.168.1.100 and 192.168.1.149, choose an address below 100 or above 149.
  4. Enter your router’s IP address for the Gateway field.
  5. Select OK to save the changes.

Your TV will now use this static IP address whenever connected to your home network.

Tips for Connectivity Issues

If you’re having trouble getting your Samsung TV to connect to the internet, here are some things to check:

  • Ensure your smart TV has the latest firmware installed. Go to Settings > Support > Software Update to check for and install updates.
  • Try power cycling your TV, router, modem (and ethernet powerline adapters if used). Unplug them from power for 60 seconds and reconnect.
  • Verify your Wi-Fi password is entered correctly in your TV’s connection settings. Double check that other devices can connect to the same network too.
  • Check for interference from neighboring Wi-Fi networks or Bluetooth devices. Change your own router’s Wi-Fi channel if needed.
  • Use a Wi-Fi analyzer app to ensure your wireless signal strength is adequate around the TV’s location.
  • Connect your TV temporarily with an ethernet cable to see if the wired connection works. If so, the problem is likely your Wi-Fi network.

Finding your Samsung Smart TV’s IP address is useful for many reasons. I hope this comprehensive guide gives you the methods needed to easily locate the address and also resolve any connectivity problems that may arise. Let me know if you have any other questions!