How To Customize Wi-Fi Settings On Samsung Galaxy Note 2

How To Customize Wi-Fi Settings On Samsung Galaxy Note 2
How To Customize Wi-Fi Settings On Samsung Galaxy Note 2

This section describes the Wi-Fi settings on Samsung Galaxy Note 2.

Note: For more information, read How To Use Wi-Fi.

How to activate Wi-Fi on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

  • From the Home screen, press Menu key and then tap Settings.
  • In a single motion touch and slide the Wi-Fi slider to the right to turn it on. The device scans for available in-range wireless networks and displays them under Wi-Fi networks on the same screen.

Wi-Fi settings on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Once set up for Wi-Fi connectivity, your device automatically uses Wi-Fi, when available, for all your mobile services.

  • From the Home screen, press Menu key and then tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
  • Press Menu key and then tap Advanced. Configure the settings as desired. The available Wi-Fi connections are displayed with a security state displayed below them.

Network Notification on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

By default, when Wi-Fi is on, you receive notifications in the Status bar anytime your phone detects an available Wi-Fi network. You can deactivate this feature if you do not want to receive notifications.

  • From the Home screen, press Menu key and then tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
  • Press Menu key and then tap Advanced.
  • Tap Network notification. A check mark displayed next to the feature indicates Network notification is active.
  • Tap Network notification again to remove the check mark and deactivate this feature.

Wi-Fi During Sleep on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

By default, when your device enter a sleep mode, your Wi-Fi connection stays on all the time. If the feature is Never enabled during sleep that current data usage is taken over by your SIM and its network connection.

  • From the Home screen, press Menu key and then tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
  • Press Menu key and then tap Advanced > Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep.
  • Select an available option:
    • Always: maintains your current active Wi-Fi connection even during sleep.
    • Only when plugged in: maintains the active Wi-Fi connection only when the device detects it is connected to a power supply. This reduced the drain on your devices battery.
    • Never (increase data usage): shuts off the current Wi-Fi connection during sleep and diverts any current data usage to the cellular network connection.

How to check for Internet Service on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Allows you to check for Wi-Fi Internet access once connected to a WAP (Wireless Access Point).

  • From the Home screen, press Menu key and then tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
  • Press Menu key and then tap Advanced.
  • Tap the Check for Internet service field to activate the feature. A green checkmark indicates the feature is active.

How to find WI-Fi Address Information on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

  • From the Home screen, press Menu key and then tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
  • Press Menu key and then tap Advanced.
  • Locate the MAC Address and IP Address information at the bottom of the screen.
    • MAC address: view your devices MAC address, required when connecting to some secured networks (not configurable).
    • IP address: view your devices IP address.

How to manually add a Wi-Fi Network

  • From the Home screen, press Menu key and then tap Settings > Wi-Fi > Add Wi-Fi network.
  • Enter the Network SSID (the name of your Wireless Access Point).
  • Tap the Security field and select a security option. This must match the current security setting on your target WAP (Wireless Access Point).
  • Enter your WAPs password if the WAP is secure.
  • Tap Save to store the new information and connect to the target WAP.

Note: An SSID is a unique key which identifies a wireless LAN. Its purpose is to stop other wireless equipment from accessing your LAN whether accidentally or intentionally. To communicate, wireless devices must be configured with the same SSID.

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