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LG 42LM6200 - Wifi password limited to 32 characters?

by pcraine / December 28, 2012 6:28 PM PST

I am trying to connect my 42LM6200 to my wireless network, but when I try to enter my wifi password on the TV, it seems to only allow 32 characters - it appears to stop adding asterisks to the input line. This is a problem because my wireless password is 63 characters long.

We have several computers, a printer, an iPod, an iPad, a Roku, a Tivo, all conncted to this wirless network, all allow 63 character password input.

Is this a known problem, or is there a workaround?

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Yes. There are limits.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 28, 2012 6:29 PM PST

The workaround is to change it to shorter. These are not PCs, they don't run Windows and there are no drivers to tinker with.

This limit is on other makes as well.
Bob

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Thanks - any other limitations I should know about?
by pcraine / December 28, 2012 6:39 PM PST
In reply to: Yes. There are limits.

For instance - are there any characters that shouldn't be used? While trying to find an answer to this issue, I came across a post in some other help forum that said LG TVs don't recognize the space character as a valid one in a wifi password. The person with the problem removed the spaces from his password and was able to connect.

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I collected a lot about Samsung on this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 28, 2012 6:43 PM PST

You are right. It's not a PC and it's often annoying to work around.

Look at how long they've been at this and it shows.

Sorry, but because of the activity in the noted forum, I collected a lot of details.
Bob

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Thanks
by pcraine / December 28, 2012 7:48 PM PST
In reply to: Yes. There are limits.

Changing my wifi password to under 32 characters solved the problem. My TV is now connected.

Now I just have to go change the connection settings on about 10 other devices. Grrrr...

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