You can connect to an available wireless network. The method can vary, depending on whether or not the wireless router features WPS authentication. WPS routers feature the WPS icon. If you see that icon on the router — and, yes, you need to see and access the router to use WPS access — obey these steps to connect to the Wi-Fi network:
- Open your settings: Press the menu button on your device and tap Settings.
- Turn on the Wi-Fi: To activate the Wi-Fi on your phone, swipe the Wi-Fi switch to ON. This can be found under “Wireless and network.” Tap the Wi-Fi button to enter the settings.
- Connect to the network: Select the network that you wish to connect to. Enter the password that you recovered in the first section. Tap Connect.
- You can select Show Password if you want to see the password as you enter it.
- Make sure that you enter the password exactly. Passwords are case-sensitive.
You need to type the network name, or SSID, and choose the type of security. You also need the password if one is used. You can obtain this information from the girl with the pink hair who sold you coffee or from whomever is in charge of the wireless network at your location.
- Not every wireless network has a password. Still:
- Be careful when connecting to a non-password-protected network. It’s possible that the Bad Guys can monitor such a network, stealing passwords and other information.
- WPS stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup. Not every Wi-Fi router features such a button.
- Some public networks are open to anyone, but you have to use the Chrome app to find a login web page that lets you access the network: Simply browse to any page on the Internet, and the login web page shows up.