[Android™ 4.4, KitKat] How do I Use the Wi-Fi® Feature on my Samsung Galaxy Note® 3?

Wi-Fi is a wireless connectivity feature that lets you connect Wi-Fi enabled devices to share information or to connect to the internet.

  • Turning Wi-Fi On and Off

    Open the Notification Panel by swiping your finger from the top of the screen to the bottom. You will see the Wi-Fi icon at the top of the panel. You may need to swipe the Quick Panel to the right to display the Wi-Fi shortcut. You can touch the icon to turn Wi-Fi on or off. When Wi-Fi is on, it will scan for and connect to any known access points (access points you have previously connected to).

  • Connect to a Wi-Fi Network
    1. From the Home screen, touch Menu Menu key > Settings Settings Shortcut > Connections  > Wi-Fi  .
    2. Access point names and security requirements of detected Wi-Fi devices display under Wi-Fi networks. Touch the access point, commonly known as the network, you want to connect to.
    3. Enter a wireless password, if necessary, and touch Connect.

    Manually Add Your New Network Connection

    1. Touch Add Wi-Fi network.
    2. Enter the Network SSID. This is the name of the access point you are connecting to.
    3. Select the Security setting of the access point you are connecting to. If you select a security setting that does not match your access point, you will not be able to connect.
    4. If the access point is secured, you will also need to enter your access point's password.
    5. Touch Connect to store the new information and connect to the access point.
  • Wi-Fi Status Indicator
    Displays when Wi-Fi is connected, active, and communicating with a Wireless Access Point (WAP).
  • Wi-Fi Advanced Settings
    1. From the Home screen, touch Menu Menu key > Settings Settings Shortcut > Connections  > Wi-Fi  .
    2. Touch Menu Menu key > Advanced.
      • Wi-Fi notification: Receive a notification when an open Wi-Fi network is available.
      • Passpoint: Let your device connect to passpoint-enabled Wi-Fi access points automatically. Touch the slider  to turn Passpoint on Slider On . Touch Passpoint to scan and select passpoint-enabled access points.
      • Sort by: List the available networks in alphabetical order (Alphabet) or by Signal strength.
      • Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep: Specify whether your device should continue to stay connected to Wi-Fi if the screen goes to sleep.
      • Always allow scanning: When this feature is turned on, your device will scan for an available wireless network even when Wi-Fi is turned off.
      • Auto network switch: Automatically switch between Wi-Fi and mobile networks to maintain a connection.
      • Auto connect: Connect to an AT&T Wi-Fi hotspot when available.
      • Install certificates: Install network certificates stored on the memory card.
      • MAC address: This is a unique number assigned to your device’s Wi-Fi transmitter.
      • IP address: View the IP address assigned to you by the Wi-Fi access point you are connected to.
  • Wi-Fi Options

    Touch Menu  for the following options:

    • Manage networks: Remove or edit stored networks.
    • WPS push button: Connect directly with your wireless router using the Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ button on your router.
    • WPS PIN entry: Connect directly with your wireless router by entering the randomly generated PIN on your device.
      Note: To use WPS, your product must support WPS and be compatible with WPA security.
    • Help: View information on how to connect to a Wi-Fi network.
  • Wi-Fi Direct®

    Touch Wi-Fi Direct to turn on the feature and connect to available Wi-Fi Direct devices. Wi-Fi Direct enables Wi-Fi devices to connect to each other directly (or to a group of several devices), allowing you to quickly and easily share content.

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