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How To Use Network Mode On Samsung Galaxy Note 2
How To Use Network Mode On Samsung Galaxy Note 2

You can configure your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to either manually detect and use either a 2G (GSM) or 3G (WCDMA) data network connection.

  • From the Home screen, press Menu key and then tap Settings > More settings > Mobile networks > Network mode.

How to use the 4G Network on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

To confirm you are always using the fastest possible connection, the phone has an automatic detection method where it finds both the fastest and most stable connection/ communication method. This phone is capable of using either 4G/3G services for this connection.

Note: WCDMA is only available on the 4G network.

  • From the Home screen, press Menu key and then tap Settings > More settings > Mobile networks > Network mode.
  • Tap GSM/WCDMA (Auto mode). A check mark displays next to this option to indicate that it is active. This is the default mode for this phone.

How to use the 2G (EDGE) Network on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

If you are not using applications that require the 3G network speed (any application that accesses the network or uses a browser), using the 2G network saves battery life.

  • From the Home screen, press Menu key and then tap Settings > More settings > Mobile networks > Network mode.
  • Tap GSM only. A check mark displays next to this option to indicate that it is active.

Note: Connecting to 2G networks slows the data transfer speed and time.

How to use the 3G Network on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

If you are using applications that require the 3G network speed, follow these instructions to connect to the 3G network.

  • From the Home screen, press Menu key and then tap Settings > More settings > Mobile networks > Network mode.
  • Tap WCDMA only. A check mark displays next to this option to indicate that it is active.

Network Operators on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Using this feature you can view the current network connection. You can also scan and select a network operator manually, or set the network selection to Automatic.

  • From the Home screen, press Menu key and then tap Settings > More settings > Mobile networks.
  • Tap Network operators. The current network connection displays at the bottom of the list.

Note: You must deactivate data service prior to searching for an available network.

  • Tap Search now to manually search for a network.
  • Tap Select automatically to automatically select a network connection.

Note: Connecting to 2G networks slows the data transfer speed and time.

Default Setup Options

Your phone default is set to Automatic (to automatically search for an available network. You can set this option to Manual to select a network each time you connect.

  • From the Home screen, press Menu key and then tap Settings > More settings > Mobile networks > Network operators.
  • Tap Default setup.
  • Tap Manual to locate and connect to a network manually.

or

  • Tap Automatic to allow the device to automatically select a network.