How To Use WiFi - Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro

How To Use WiFi - Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro
How To Use WiFi - Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro

Learn how to use WiFi on your Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro. Wi-Fi is a wireless networking technology that provides access to local area networks. Use your devices Wi-Fi feature to:

  • Access the internet for browsing or to send and receive email.
  • Access your corporate network.
  • Use hotspots provided by hotels or airports while traveling.
  • Wi-Fi communication requires access to an existing Wireless Access Point (WAP). WAPs can be Open (unsecured, as with most hotspots) or Secured (requiring you to provide login credentials). Your device supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.

Turn Wi-Fi On or Off

  • Turn your devices Wi-Fi service on or off. When you turn Wi-Fi service on, your device automatically searches for available, in-range WAPs (Wireless Access Points).

From the Notification Panel

  • From any screen, touch the top of the screen and swipe downward. The Notification Panel displays.
  • Touch Wi-Fi to turn Wi-Fi ON (green) or OFF (grey).

From Settings

  • From a Home screen, touch Apps icon > Settings icon > Connections tab > Wi-Fi.
  • Touch the OFF/ON button to turn Wi-Fi ON icon or OFF icon.

Scan and Connect to a Wi-Fi Network

When you turn on Wi-Fi, your device searches for and displays available Wi-Fi connections.

  • From any screen, touch the top of the screen and swipe downward. The Notification Panel displays.
  • Touch Wi-Fi to turn Wi-Fi ON (green). Your device begins scanning for available Wireless Access Points.

Note: To begin a new scan for available WAPs, touch Scan.

  • When the scan is complete, touch a Wi-Fi network to connect. If the Wi-Fi network is open (unsecured), your device automatically connects. If the Wi-Fi network is secured, enter the password at the prompt to connect.

Note: You can have your device automatically notify you of available networks. See Network notification under WiFi Settings.

Note: When Wi-Fi is on, is displayed on the Status Bar.

Add a Wi-Fi Network Manually

  • From a Home screen, touch Apps icon > Settings icon > Connections tab > Wi-Fi.
  • Touch the OFF/ON button to turn Wi-Fi ON icon.
  • Touch Add Wi-Fi network and enter the following:
    • Network SSID: Enter the name of the Wi-Fi Wireless Access Point (WAP).
    • Security: Select the type of security used by the WAP.

Note: Depending on the security protocol used by the WAP, additional network information may be required, such as a password.

  • Password: If the WAP is secured, enter the password or hex key.
  • Touch Connect.

Wi-Fi Status Indicators

The following icons show your current Wi-Fi connection status at a glance:

  • Wi-Fi connection icon:Displays when Wi-Fi is connected, active, and communicating with a Wireless Access Point (WAP).
  • WAP icon: Displays when there is a Wi-Fi access point available but you are not connected to it. May also display if there is a communication issue with the target Wireless Access Point (WAP).
  • Wi-Fi Direct icon:Displays when connected to another device using Wi-Fi Direct.

Note

This guide will work on all Samsung Galaxy Tab Pros; including Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 and Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2

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