Originally Posted by DeathStalker77
I posted this in one of the smaller threads, but thought I should post it here too.
I was able to connect my UN60ES7150 to my old Asus RT-N56U router with no issues. I have since upgraded to the Asus RT-AC88U router and while the TV sees it, it will not connect. When I contacted Samsung support, they said my firmware was old (T-MST10PAUSC-2004.0, BT-G). While the link to the "current" firmware is not directly on their site - it only links to a PDF - using some logic I figured out the correct path for the ZIP file for the 12/2016 update. The info text file indicates T-MST14AKUC 2170.2, and the folder name is T-MST14AKUC (which is what is specified in the instructions). The firmware file itself is in an \image\ subfolder and is called upgrade.msd.
No matter where I put that .msd file, the TV does not see a firmware update on the USB drive. Samsung has been of ZERO help on this.
Can anyone here assist?
Go figure, I call Samsung back (for a 4th time!) and the guy says "No, your firmware is the most current" <bangs head on desk> WTF?!
My next TV will be an LG - but I'd still like to get this wi-fi connected
Nothing seems to work, not manually setting an IP, not WPS, nothing
I suggest getting a long (50 ft? 25 ft?) CAT 6 cable and running a temp connection to your router. WiFi can be problematical until you finally find out what the fix is, so the cable can make sure you have the latest firmware (just 'cuz the last guy said you are good doesn't mean he's right). It can also help you see what the TV sees for the IP settings, so you can get the WiFi set up easier.
Also, some newer routers have dialed down their default power settings, in part, for security reasons. It's possible that the new one is set to a lower value (50%) and forces the user to bump it up only if you need the additional power.
Router antennas are also unique, so your new antenna may be sending more signal in a different direction than your old one, especially with new wireless bands. It may take a while to find the correct orientation for the TV to connect properly.
You may have to eventually try each channel in a router band and lock one in that the TV can use, due to outside interference. That's very time consuming and you might not get a TV firmware update until you complete it.
I also usually temporarily turn off all security on the new router (no password) so the connection is easier to make, just to make sure I have no interference or other problems with the router. Once you have a good connection with the TV, you can add the security back in. The security requires that both the TV and router properly encrypt and de-encrypt not just your data, but also all connection headers as well. Removing the security temporarily means fewer chances for errors in the connection headers and a better chance to see what's really happening. Good luck!