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All Android devices come with the option of either using mobile data or connecting to WiFi when the need arises. When you connect android phone to WiFi, it helps you save more data on your device when connecting to the internet. To connect your mobile to WiFi, you can use the following methods.
These methods are specifically for Android 7.0 Nougat. The steps may vary based on the version you’re using.
Connect Android phone to WiFi
1. Find the Network SSID and Password
Note that you need the name of the network (the SSID) you want to connect to and the password that secures it, if there is one before you can connect to a Wi-Fi network. In the event that you are setting up or interfacing with your home system, you can usually discover the default SSID and secret key or system key imprinted on the base of the wireless router.
On the off chance that you are utilizing a system other than your own, you should request the system name and password.
Access Wi-Fi settings, using one of these methods:
- You can swipe down from the top-right of your screen to view a menu bar of basic settings. Then select the down arrow to open additional settings. From there, tap on the Wi-Fi network icon (resembling a wedge like a piece of pie)
- Alternatively, tap on the Settings icon (resembling a gear) on your homepage. Then proceed to select Wi-Fi from the Wireless & Networks section.
- Either of these methods launches the Wi-Fi Settings dialog. Note that this dialog may be called “WLAN” on some devices instead of “Wi-Fi.”
3. Connect to a Network
Scan the list of available networks for the one you want.
Warning: Systems with a key symbol connote those that require passwords. On the off chance that you know the password, these are favored systems to utilize. Unsecured systems, (for example, those in coffee shops, a few lodgings or other open spaces) have no key symbol. If you utilize one of these systems, your connection could be tempered with, so make sure to abstain from playing out any private browsing or exercises, for example, signing into a financial balance or other private record.
In addition, the network signal is displayed, as part of the Wi-Fi pie-wedge icon: the more dark color the icon has (i.e., the more the wedge is filled with color), the stronger the network signal.
Tap the name of the Wi-Fi network you want.
- If you have never connected to this network, a dialog opens in which you enter the password, then click Connect.
- If you have connected to this network in the past, a pop-up dialog will displays in which you choose either Forget, Cancel, or Connect. If you choose “Forget,” Android discards your login information from a previous session.
If you entered the password correctly, the dialog closes and the SSID you chose displays “Obtaining IP Address” and then “Connected.”
Once connected, a small Wi-Fi icon appears in the status bar at the top right of the screen.
Connect With WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup)
Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) allows you to connect to a secure WiFi network without entering the network name and password. This is a very insecure connection method and is primarily intended for device-to-device connections, such as connecting a network printer to your Android device.
To set up WPS:
1. Configure your router for WPS
Your router initially needs to be configured to support WPS, usually via a button on the router labeled WPS. For Apple AirPort base stations, set up WPS using the AirPort Utility on your computer.
2. Configure your Android device to use WPS
Android gadgets can connect utilizing either the WPS Push or WPS PIN strategy, depending on the prerequisites of your router. The PIN technique requires that you enter an eight-digit PIN to connect two gadgets. The Push Button strategy requires that you press the button on your router when attempting to connect. This is a more secure choice yet expects you to be physically close to your router.
Warning: Some security experts recommend disabling WPS on your router completely, or at least using the Push Button method.
- Navigate to your Wi-Fi settings page.
- Select the three-button options icon on the top right, and choose Advanced.
- Choose either WPS Push Button or WPS Pin Entry, depending on your router’s instructions.
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