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Chad1
Level 7

LG Setup with Roku Ultra and Turning off WiFi

I have an LG smart tv.  I'm planning on cutting the cord and using sling through a Roku Ultra.  I plan to run an HDMI cord from my tv to the Roku Ultra and then connect the Roku Ultra to my modem/router with an ethernet cable -- the reason being, I have intermittent WiFi connectivity issues on this LG tv.  I cannot run an ethernet cable directly from my TV to the modem/router due to the way my TV is mounted (otherwise I would be able to not purchase a roku and just use the sling app on my TV).

 

1. Will this set up work?

2. Should I turn off the wifi setting on my LG Tv?

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makaiguy
Level 20

Re: LG Setup with Roku Ultra and Turning off WiFi


@Chad1 wrote:

1. Will this set up work?

2. Should I turn off the wifi setting on my LG Tv?


1.  Yes.  The Roku Ultra is the only model in the current line with an Ethernet port. In fact, that's why many people choose that model.

2. The Roku will use Ethernet to connect to your home network.  The Roku-to-TV HDMI connection does not extend the Roku's 'net connection to your TV.  If you won't need ANY other 'net functions on your TV, I guess you don't need wifi on the TV but it probably won't hurt anything either. Your TV may need a 'net connection for its updates, so I think I'd leave wifi enabled.

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