How do I turn Wi-Fi off my TV?
New TVs often have wireless emissions.
Older TV’s often do not have Wi-Fi, while newer Smart TV’s usually have wireless capability. If you are buying a new TV, try to get one that is free of wireless and Bluetooth. If you cannot find one without wireless, here is what you can do. However we recommend you contact the manufacture to ensure you can actually turn the antennas off. Some TVs may not have the ability to turn antennas off.
Refer to the owner’s manual for your TV to see if your TV has wireless capability. Many “smart” TV’s have a way to turn the wireless antennas off. You also can contact the manufacturer to find out how to turn Wi-Fi off. Or you can purchase an older TV with no wireless capability.
Step by Step
- Be sure your TV is connected with cords, cables or ethernet to the service so that the TV will still get the signal without the wireless connection.
- Then, if your TV has wireless capability, go into Settings to see if you can turn the Wi-Fi off and connect the TV to your service provider with an ethernet cable instead of Wi-Fi.
- Verify that the Wi-Fi is truly off with an RF meter.
Disable Wi-Fi from Samsung TV
- Ensure the TV is connected to via Ethernet/Cable/HDMI by the ports in the back.
- Go to Menu > Network > Network Settings > Network Type and change it from wireless to wired.
Disable Wi-From Apple TV Digital Media Players
- Check your model. Older models of Apple TV allowed you to turn off the WiFi when you plugged in an ethernet cable, but the newer models do not, so they will emit wireless radiation continuously, even in standby mode.
- Plug the Apple TV (and your TV) into a power strip and turn it off when not in use to avoid the wireless emissions that occur even in standby mode.
Disable Wi-From Roku Digital Media Players
- Check your Model. The Roku Ultra media player can be connected to the internet with an ethernet cable. Doing so will turn off the WiFi automatically.
- Plug the Roku (and your TV) into a power strip and turn it off when not in use to avoid the wireless emissions that occur even in standby mode.