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My new Sony TV is failing to connect with the internet. I

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My new Sony TV is failing to connect with the internet.
I have tried to enter my WiFi details manually but it says that it can't recognise these & I've tried to do this via WPS but the TV can't find my router (despite it being about 6 feet away !) What do I need to do to get it to reconnect ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electronics
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

Hi there Paul and welcome

Can you tell me please the make and model of your wifi router?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Richard,
I don't have it to hand. It's a TalkTalk router & I'll get the details to you later today id that's OK.
Regards, Paul.
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

ok, thanks Paul

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Richard,
I think it's called a Broadband Wireless N ADSL2+ Router. The other information on the label is as follows : HUAWEI EchoLife HG532, Firmware Version - v2.02t, Hardware Version - B.1.01
Is this enough info, or do you also need the default settings info &/or the network name/password ?
Regards, Paul.
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

Thanks

When you go to connect to the wifi network, does it see your network name in the list? Do you know the name of your wireless network?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi, no it doesn't see/list our network & asks me to input this manually.
The wireless network name is : TALKTALK - FDF6F4
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

Does it see any networks at all Paul?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Nope, it searches but doesn't find/list any
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

Can you please remove the power to the TV (so unplug it from the power socket).

Then on the actual TV, hold the power button for 60 seconds then release.

Then wait 10 minutes, connect the power again to the TV, turn it on and tell me please if it is now finds any networks correctly.

Let me know the results please

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'll give it a try later when I get home & will let you know how it goes !
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

Thank you

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Richard,
I tried this last night & it seems to have done the rick - the TV is now connecting to the internet !
Many thanks for your help - I've rated you accordingly.
Regards, Paul.
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.

Perfect Paul and your most welcome

Richard