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Samsung Smart TV wireless connection to router? Advice?

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    Samsung Smart TV wireless connection to router? Advice?


    Hi
    I have been searching, but not much luck yet. I have heard many horror stories about hooking up your tv to your network, but it seems it would be as safe? Is it?
    Forgot, I mean to connect to Amazon Prime Videos and stuff like that.

    I mean I can use mac filtering for one. It does WPA Personal also.

    Anyway, any thoughts on this subject?

    Thanks very much

    PF

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    Joisey
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    Windows 8.1 consumer 64 bit
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    Win8.1


    My Samsung TV is connected to my home network - so I can watch Netflix and Amazon Prime on it (with its built-in apps). My Vizo TV is also connected the same way. My home network router has a firewall so its safe (as safe as the other computers on my network). Also the Samsung (probably Vizo too) has a setup section for "network security/firewall" but I just leave mine at the default settings.
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    Thanks

    Are they wireless or hard wired?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeytg View Post
    Yeah, I read that already. My smart tv does not have voice commands and does not have a camera so..........I guess that's good.
    The reason I "worry" a bit is because staying connected to Amazon or wherever for 2 hours straight is quite different than just surfing the web and stopping to buy something for 5 minutes or read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pathfinder68 View Post
    Thanks

    Are they wireless or hard wired?
    I have my Vizo TV connected wirelessly, and my Samsung connected by hard wire (CAT5e). Of course "wired" is preferred if you have a choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountryBumkin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pathfinder68 View Post
    Thanks

    Are they wireless or hard wired?
    I have my Vizo TV connected wirelessly, and my Samsung connected by hard wire (CAT5e). Of course "wired" is preferred if you have a choice.
    I wish it were a choice but it isn't. Thanks for the help
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    My son's Samsung Smart TV is connected through a switch to our router. Wireless can be iffy if you do not have a strong enough signal for it, where it sits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pathfinder68 View Post
    I wish it were a choice but it isn't. Thanks for the help
    You can use the Ethernet over Power units, if unable to pull Cat-5e or Cat 6. If there is Coax for CATV, you can use MoCA adapters for networking.
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