SETTINGS & SERVICES
Wi-Fi
SETTINGS & SERVICES

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi provides wireless Internet access over distances of up to 300 feet (100 meters). To use Wi-Fi on your phone, you need access to a wireless access point or “hotspot”. The availability and range of the Wi-Fi signal depends on the number, infrastructure, and other objects through which the signal passes.

Turning Wi-Fi on and connecting to a wireless network

  1. From the Home screen, press MENU, and then tap Settings > Wireless & networks.
  2. Select the Wi-Fi check box to turn Wi-Fi on. The phone then scans for available wireless networks.
  3. Tap Wi-Fi settings. The network names and security settings of detected Wi-Fi networks are displayed in the Wi-Fi networks section.
  4. If the wireless network you want to connect to is not in the list of detected networks, scroll down the screen, and then tap Add Wi-Fi network. Enter the wireless network settings, and then tap Save.
  5. Tap the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to. If you selected an open network, you will be automatically connected to the network.
  6. If you selected a network that is secured with WEP, enter the key and then tap Connect.
    Note: Depending on the network type and its security settings, you may also need to enter more information or choose a security certificate.

When your phone is connected to the wireless network, the Wi-Fi icon appears in the status bar and tells you the approximate signal strength (number of bands that light up).

The next time your phone connects to a previously accessed secured wireless network, you will not be prompted to enter the key or other security information again, unless you reset your phone to its factory default settings.

Connecting to a Wi-Fi network with EAP-TLS security

You may need to install a network certificate (.p12) to your phone before you can connect to a Wi-Fi network with EAP-TLS authentication protocol.
  1. Save the certificate file to the root folder of the storage card.
  2. From the Home screen, press MENU, and then tap Settings > Security.
  3. Tap Install from SD card.
  4. Select the network certificate needed to connect to the EAP-TLS network.
  5. Follow the steps in Turning Wi-Fi on and connecting to a wireless network to connect to the Wi-Fi network.

Checking the status of the currently connected network

  1. From the Home screen, press MENU, and then tap Settings > Wireless & networks.
  2. On the Wireless & networks screen, tap Wi-Fi settings, and then tap the wireless network that the phone is currently connected to.
A message box is then displayed showing the Wi-Fi network name, status, speed, signal strength, and more.
Note: If you want to remove the settings for this network from your phone, tap Forget on this box. You will need to enter the settings again if you want to connect to this wireless network.

Connecting to another Wi-Fi network

  1. From the Home screen, press MENU, and then tap Settings > Wireless & networks.
  2. Tap Wi-Fi settings. Detected Wi-Fi networks are displayed in the Wi-Fi networks section.
  3. To manually scan for available Wi-Fi networks, on the Wi-Fi settings screen, press MENU and then tap Scan.
  4. Tap another Wi-Fi network to connect to it.
 
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