How To Connect Wi-Fi To A Phone, Connect To A Router, Configure
Since the topic is rather short, we will not once again rant and tell what Wi-Fi is on the phone, what it is eaten with, and how to connect Wi-Fi to the phone (or phone to Wi-Fi). Immediately get down to business.
The only thing you need to know about Wi-Fi is the wireless Internet network, the speed of which depends on the Internet provider and signal quality. The range of a Wi-Fi network varies from 2 to several hundred meters, depending on the signal strength.
With iOS, with Android, network connectivity is the same. Proceed:
- Open the menu, look for the "Settings" button.
- We find the line "Wireless Networks" or "Wi-Fi." Poke on her. Wi-fi is on.
- A list of available networks appears on the screen.
- Choose a name and enter a password.
- Click "Connect."
In Android smartphones, you can exclude the first two points. Just unlock the smartphone, open the quick menu and hold the “Settings” button. Well, this is for absolutely lazy people.
And further. When the Wi-Fi network is not available in android smartphones, mobile Internet is always turned on automatically.
How to connect a smartphone to Wi-Fi, see the following video instruction:
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iOS does not want to connect to the network
The sequence of steps to turn on Wi-Fi on iOS in the following two pictures:
Quite often, iPhone owners complain that they can’t connect to the wireless network. Some even beat their heels in the chest, proving that this is a “bad network”, the smartphone feels it and does not connect. It reads funny, but looks even funnier. The problem may be the inability to connect correctly, in the smartphone itself and in the router. (No, we do not call iPhone owners unintentional).
If you are the owner of the “apple tree” and nothing has happened after the “connect” button, do not despair. Even if your knowledge of smartphones ends here, our article will help you.
- Make sure you are within range of your network.
- Still, check if you really turned on the Wi-Fi module.
- If you do not know how to connect Wi-Fi to the phone at home, then check the router itself first. Are all wires connected? The Internet and Wi-Fi bulbs should be lit on the router.
- As in the modern saying, if something does not work, reboot it.
- Reboot the router and router itself.
- Humble yourself.
If all else fails, try the following:
- Try connecting to the network elsewhere. Go to the institution and ask the employee to help you.
- Try connecting from other devices. If the result does not exceed your expectations, then contact your Internet provider.
- Try connecting from your iPhone to other networks. If the result is the same, then you have a direct road to the service center. Your Wi-Fi module does not work.
Yes, a lot of action needs to be done. If this list scares you, ask for help from someone who is more or less versed in this.
We connect to a network a smartphone on Android
If we say that all iOS are the same, we will not be mistaken. If we say that all Android are the same, we will not be mistaken either. In almost all Android smartphones, connecting to Wi-Fi is done the same way: Menu-Settings-Wi-Fi. That’s all.
If the smartphone is new, then just click on the Wi-Fi icon in the additional menu, all available networks will appear on the screen. Choose the one you need, enter your password and enjoy.
Let’s describe the connection to a Wi-Fi network using an example of a Samsung phone:
- Go to settings and click on the Wi-Fi icon.
- We activate the module and click on the icon to open the list of available networks.
- We select the desired connection, write the password and voila – Wai-Fai is turned on!
OS Windows Phone
If your smartphone runs on this OS, connecting to Wi-Fi is also easy:
- Slide your finger to the right to turn on the module.
- We select a network and log in.
How to set up Wi-Fi if the phone does not see the network, or is it hidden? It will be logical that first we need to turn on the Wi-Fi module itself.
The action plan is as follows:
- We burst with a foot in the "Settings" menu.
- Our further actions depend on your smartphone. If you have an old Android, then go to the "Wireless Networks" and select "Wi-Fi".
- If the smartphone model is newer, then the Wi-Fi setting will be in the first lines of the settings.
Now we need to find the Wi-Fi network on our own, since the smartphone does not want to automatically detect it. To do this, click the "Add Network" button. In the line that appears, enter the exact name of the network. EXACT! Enter the password and you’re done.
Your smartphone should connect to the network. Congratulations, now you know how to set up a connection to a hidden network!
What to do if DHCP is disabled?
First you need to understand what DHCP is. This is a dynamic host configuration protocol – a network protocol that allows computers to automatically obtain an IP address and other parameters necessary for working on a network.
In order to connect to a router whose DHCP function is disabled, you need to check the “Advanced settings” line. A window will open in front of you, where you can manually enter the IP address, proxy server and other data to clarify the network.
The second option is to enable DHCP on the router. To do this, go to the router settings, which we will write about later in the same article.
Connect without passwords
Many recent smartphones come with a WPS button connectivity feature. This is the same useless button on the router. To do this, open the Wi-Fi module in the smartphone, click the "Advanced" button and select "WPS Connection". You need to press the WPS button on the router itself. The smartphone will connect to the router without any passwords and data entry. Now you know the easiest way to connect your phone to a router.
If the problem is in the router
If all else fails, and you know for sure that everything is ok with your phone, it might be a router. What are we doing:
- We connect the router to the network, check if everything is connected.
- On your phone, turn on Wi-Fi and look for the name of your router in the list and connect to it.
- The router does not work for us, so using the mobile Internet, open your favorite Google or Yandex and in the search we write 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1.
- Now we need a password. If the device has not been configured before, then most likely the username / password is admin / admin. Sometimes the data for entering the settings is written on the back of the router. If the data has been changed, reset the router with the Reset button.
- Now you need to configure the connection and give your network a new name and come up with a password.
If we are not completely clear, watch the following video, where you can clearly see how to configure the router from the phone:
No professional skills are required. If you are too lazy to do all these manipulations yourself, ask any student who will be at hand. He probably knows how to handle your question.
And you should start to better understand your own smartphone. You didn’t buy it just to make calls, right? Otherwise, you would buy a simple phone, not a smartphone. Yes, these are different devices. Want an article on this topic? Write your answers in the comments.