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My lg tv will not go to network setting or network status

Customer Question

my lg tv will not go to network setting or network status only legal notice and esn will display.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: TV
Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I’m Nathan, and I’ll be assisting you today. My livelihood depends on your positive feedback, so your satisfaction is my highest priority.

Sorry to hear you’re having trouble.

What is the full model number of the tv?
Can you access any other source/device?

Can you access the main setup menu (picture settings, etc)?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
model 42LD550ub
normal uverse tv is ok,cannot access network setting to program new router
yes picture setting is ok
Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for confirming, Richard.

Initially, please unplug power to the tv for a few minutes for a quick reset, then try again.

If no change, go into the main menu again and run the Factory Reset (restore defaults) function, then you should be able to access the settings from there.

Let me know if you get stuck,


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
cannot find a factory reset option
Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

Menu/Option/Initial Settings

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ok running auto tuning now will let you know result when finished. auto tuning says it can't find any channels
however when I look at input after scan it is set on tv after I select hdmi1 tv works ok however still can't access setting for router id input.
Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

It won't find anything on auto tune unless you're using an antenna, so no worries there.

Hdmi1 is most likely where you have your cable/satellite box and that is what you want to be on.

What happens when you try to go into the network setup? Is it grayed out or unavailable?
if so, the next step would be to update the tv manually

Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

Go here:

Scroll down to Software Update

there you'll see the links for the update file (download to your computer) and a .pdf of the instructions

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it is grayed out will try manually. no help after scan
Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** know how the update goes next

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
manual scan didn't help
Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

Okay do the update next

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
what update?
Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

You need to install the software update. I sent you the link and instructions for that earlier.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
software updates will not work because my smart tv will not access my router which is my original problem when I changed routers I attempted to program new id however network access setting is grayed out.
Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

That is not what I am referring to.
I sent you a link to do the update manually. You have to click on the link I sent, download the file, copy it to a usb stick from your computer THEN update the tv manually that way.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
that may take a while ,don't have usb stick available .will try later
Expert:  Nathan replied 1 year ago.

Okay well that update process is the next step we'd attempt here. Failing that, we'd be looking at a different sort of hardware issue, and I'll explain how to resolve that if needed.

If you have any other questions, just let me know. Otherwise, please rate my service; hopefully I have earned 5 Stars. I also invite you to contact me directly with any future support needs at

Thank you, ***** ***** a good day,



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