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Video: Connect Android Smartphone To WiFi - How It Works
2023 Author: Sheila Hailey | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-24 11:17
Connecting the cell phone to the WiFi is not difficult and should, after you have done it a few times, quickly go into the daily routine. In addition, you only have to set up each WiFi network once. As long as the respective WLAN network is active and the WLAN function in your smartphone is set to "On", it should automatically connect to the stored WLAN when you are nearby. You can follow the procedure in the illustrated step-by-step instructions. Advanced users can scroll down to the text guide.
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- Go to the settings menu of your Android device. To do this, simply press the "app drawer" or pull the notification bar down. Depending on the manufacturer or Android version, you should find a gear icon here that will take you to the settings of your smartphone.
- Under "Wireless and networks" you will now find the item "WLAN" (or Wi-Fi). Tap the line to open the WiFi settings.
- In the WLAN settings you have to turn the ON / OFF switch (top right) to ON by tapping it once. If you don't see a network, it may be that your WLAN is invisible and can only be found if you know the (simplified) name of the WLAN router. You can read out the so-called SSID in the router settings and then enter it via "Add network".
- Once you have found your network, you just have to tap on it. Then a window opens in which you must now enter your WiFi password under the Password field. Finally, all you have to do is tap the "Connect" button.
Public WiFi hotspots often do not have a password. If this is the case, however, there may be an extra login page where you will be informed about possible costs or have to accept the provider's terms and conditions before using the internet. If the page does not open automatically after connecting to the WiFi hotspot, you have to open your browser manually and try to reach a page, you will often be redirected to the hotspot page. As long as you have not accepted the terms and conditions, you also have no access to the Internet.
If your network flips around, you can take some important tips from the following video:
Create Android hotspot
In addition to a normal WLAN connection, you can also turn your own cell phone into a WLAN hotspot and share your own mobile Internet connection with other devices or users. For example, you can also hand over something of yours to your laptop, tablet without SIM card or a friend who has used up his data volume. Since the views, names and settings can differ slightly depending on the manufacturer and Android version, generalized instructions on how to convert your cell phone into a WiFi hotspot:
- Go to the settings of your smartphone, press the "App-Drawer" button or pull the notification bar down. Depending on the smartphone version, you will find a small gear icon with which you can access the settings of the smartphone.
- Tap the "More …" option and then "Mobile hotspot & connection" or "Tethering and mobile hotspot".
- Within the options you can either start the hotspot directly or set the options such as name and password beforehand. To do this, open WLAN hotspot settings or configure WLAN hotspot.
- Here you can set the network SSID (i.e. the name of your hotspot) and the password for your hotspot. We recommend choosing a recognizable name and as a security key you should choose WPA2. Optimally, your password is provided with a large letter and a mixture of numbers and special characters.
It is quite possible that you will be given a password. You can delete this without hesitation and enter your own password. Now tap Save and activate your own mobile WiFi hotspot.
If you want to find out how you can convert your Android smartphone into a WLAN stick, you can find out in the following article: Using a cell phone as a WLAN stick - Here's how.
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