I have a fairly new Toshiba smart tv. It will not connect to the internet so I am unable to access streaming services like BBC i player, Prime Video etc. When I check the network it says it is connected but then disconnects. I have a new hub and boosters and everywhere else in the house is fine (moslty). We have a lot of devices and pay for the fastest broadband but this tv will not work properly, I have reset to factory settings and all that did was delete the loaded apps - I cant reinstall them without access to the internet,
My son has suggested that virgin may not recognise the device or are blocking it somehow believing it is illegal access. Is this likely and if so, how do I ovr come it?
Thank you for clarifying that. It kind of defeats the object of having a wireless connection, I would have to purchase a really long cable have it trailing round the house. I have also been advised to invest in some mesh technology, but that is expensive and I feel that I am already paying enough for my broadband
virgin (or any ISP) cannot guarantee WIFI simply because of too many variables, some that are often unique your own location.
are you able to at least test the TV via ethernet? to confirm that it works properly using that method? if it does, and you have no WIFI issues on any other devices then maybe speak to Toshiba tech support (which will probably be Hisense as they bought Toshiba TV business some time ago).
Toshiba TVs are generally regarded to be in the "budget" market so tech support from them might be limited.
It's also a general consenus that you shouldn't rely on "smart" functions on any TV brand (be it budget or not) as there is no guarantee that support will continue for them. Best method is always a connected box/device. However i would always suggest people avoid the Amazon Firestick range which IMO are generally junk.
I have a Toshiba smart TV. Hard wired I get speeds of 62 Mbps, but using the wireless the 5G connection my speed is 98Mbps.
Have you tried connecting using the WPS option?
In the network settings section of your TV, select network type Wireless device.
Then use the instructions from my Toshiba manual (yours should be very similair or the same)
Highlight Press WPS on your wifi router option and press OK.
Go to your modem/router device and press the WPS button on it to make the connection. You will see a connection confirmation on your TV once the devices have paired. Select OK to proceed. No further configuration is required.
Highlight Internet Speed Test and press the OK button to check your internet connection speed. Highlight Advanced Settings and press the OK button to open the advanced setting menu. Use directional and numeric buttons to set. Highlight Save and press the OK button to save settings when complete.
You might also want to look at splitting the hub SSID's 2.4GHz and 5GHz and renaming them to help connecting all your equipment to the strongest signal.
5GHz is faster but the signal isn't as strong as 2.4GHz. There's an excellent post by MikeRobbo advising how to do this Splitting SSID's
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Thank you - I am going to try that and if it fixes the issue, I will get Virgin to move the box so I can minimise the trailing wires issue, If not, I will be on to the tech guys at Toshiba and the store I purchased ti from
I have tried that - it connects then disconnects almost immediately. I have reset the tv to factory and lost the apps, which I cannot restore without access to the internet If, once connected, I select something like Prime or Netflix from my remote, I get the message that it is not connected to the internet!