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Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a term used for certain types of Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN). Wi-Fi communication requires access to a wireless Access Point (AP). 

Turn Wi-Fi On or Off

Turning Wi-Fi on makes your device able to discover and connect to compatible in-range wireless APs.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Settings.
  2. Tap Wi-Fi, and then tap On/Off to turn Wi-Fi on or off.

Wi-Fi Status Indicators

Status bar icons indicate your current Wi-Fi connection status:

  • When Wi-Fi is connected, active, and communicating with a wireless Access Point, Wi-Fi active is displayed in the Status bar.
  • If a Wi-Fi access point is available but your device is not connected to it, Wi-Fi available is displayed. It may also display if there is a communication issue with the target wireless Access Point. 

Wi-Fi Networks

To scan for a Wi-Fi network and connect to it:

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Settings.
  2. Tap Wi-Fi, and then tap On/Off to turn Wi-Fi on.
  • When Wi-Fi is turned on, your device automatically scans for available networks and displays them.
  1. Tap the network you want to connect to. 
  • When you select an open network, you are automatically connected to the network. Otherwise, enter a password to connect.

Manually Connect to a Wi-Fi Network

You can connect your device to a Wi-Fi network manually.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Settings.
  2. Tap Wi-Fi, and then tap On/Off to turn Wi-Fi on.
  3. Tap More|Add network.
  4. Enter information about the Wi-Fi network:
  • Enter Network Name: Enter the name of the Wi-Fi network.
  • Security: Select a security option and enter your password.
  • Show Advanced Options: Add advanced options such as IP settings and Proxy settings.
  1. Tap Connect to store the new information and connect to your target wireless Access Point. 

Wi-Fi Options

The Wi-Fi settings menu allows you to set up many of your device's advanced Wi-Fi services.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Settings.
  2. Tap More for options:
  • Add Network: Manually add a Wi-Fi network.
  • WPS Push Button: Set up a connection to a WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) router or other equipment. 
  • WPS PIN Entry: View the PIN used by your device to set up a PIN-secured connection to a Wi-Fi router or other equipment (not configurable). 
  • Smart Network Switch: Connect automatically to a mobile network connection when the Wi-Fi connection is unstable.
  • Advanced:
    • Network Notification: Receive notification when open networks in range are detected.
    • Hotspot 2.0: Automatically connect to Passpoint-certified Wi-Fi access points. 
    • Keep Wi-Fi on During Sleep: Specify when to disconnect from Wi-Fi.
    • Install Network Certificates: Install authentication certificates. 
    • MAC Address: View your device's MAC address, which is required when connecting to some secured networks (not configurable).
    • IP Address: View your device's IP address (not configurable). 
  • Help: Learn about setting up and using Wi-Fi networks, and other settings.

Wi-Fi Direct

Wi-Fi Direct allows direct device-to-device connections through Wi-Fi, without having to connect to a Wi-Fi network. 

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Settings.
  2. Tap Wi-Fi, and then tap On/Off to turn Wi-Fi on. Wi-Fi must be on to configure settings.
  3. Tap Wi-Fi Direct. Your device automatically scans for nearby Wi-Fi Direct devices.
  4. Select a device, and then follow the prompts to complete the connection.

Wi-Fi Direct Status Indicator

Status bar icons indicate your current Wi-Fi Direct connection status:

  • When your device is connected to another device using Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Direct is displayed in the Status bar.

Note: Due to different specifications and features of other Bluetooth-compatible devices, display and operations may be different, and functions such as transfer or exchange may not be possible with all Bluetooth compatible devices.

Rename a Paired Device

Once you have paired your device to another device, you can rename the paired device to make it easier to recognize.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Settings.
  2. Tap Bluetooth, and then tap On/Off to turn on Bluetooth.
  3. Tap Settings next to the previously paired device, and then tap Rename.
  4. Enter a new name, and then tap Rename.

Delete a Paired Device (Unpair)

When you unpair from a Bluetooth device, the two devices no longer recognize each other. To connect again, you have to pair the devices.

  1. From a Home screen, tap Apps|Settings.
  2. Tap Bluetooth, and then tap On/Off to turn on Bluetooth.
  3. Tap Settings next to the paired device, and then tap Unpair to delete the paired device.

 

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