How to Hook Up a Vizio to Wi-Fi
By Adrian Grahams
Updated September 28, 2017
Many Vizio television sets ship with an integrated Wi-Fi wireless adapter that allows you to watch online movies and video clips on your TV screen. To hook up the Vizio TV set to your home Wi-Fi wireless network, you will need to access the Vizio’s set-up menu with the TV remote control handset. Once you’ve connected the setup, sit back and enjoy TV shows and movies from video-on-demand services, such as Hulu and Netflix, and online video clips from YouTube and social networking sites.
Switch on your Vizio television set.
Press the “Menu” button on the remote control handset. Scroll to the “Network Menu” option with the remote control’s arrow buttons and select this option by pressing the “OK” button.
View the list of available Wi-Fi wireless networks in the “Wireless Access Points” section of the Network Connections page.
Scroll to your home Wi-Fi network with the down-arrow button on the remote control. On most TV sets, you’ll see only your home network, but the wireless adapter might also detect other networks if you live in an apartment block. Find your home network by looking for the name you assigned to the network on your computer, or the brand name of the wireless router.
Press the “OK” button on the remote control to select your network. If prompted, enter the network’s security password. You set this password when you configured the network on your computer.
Select “Connect” to connect to the Wi-Fi network. This hooks up the Vizio TV set to the wireless network.
Select “Show Keyboard” in Step 5 to enter the network password on the Vizio’s on-screen keyboard. This is usually quicker than entering the password with the alphanumeric keys on the remote control handset.
Adrian Grahams began writing professionally in 1989 after training as a newspaper reporter. His work has been published online and in various newspapers, including "The Cornish Times" and "The Sunday Independent." Grahams specializes in technology and communications. He holds a Bachelor of Science, postgraduate diplomas in journalism and website design and is studying for an MBA.