Galaxy A5 - Connect to a Wi-Fi Network (SM-A500W)

Last Update Date : Mar 20. 2019

Wi-Fi

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

Screens and settings available may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Turning Wi-Fi On and Off

1 Open the Notification Panel by swiping your finger slightly apart from the top of the screen to the bottom.
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2 Touch the Wi-Fi icon to turn it on. When Wi-Fi is on the device will scan for and automatically connect to any previously connected access points, commonly known as the network.
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Connect to a Wi-Fi Network

1 From the Home screen, touch Apps.
2 Touch Settings.
3 Touch Wi-Fi under the Connections tab.
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4 Touch the slider to turn Wi-Fi on.
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5 Under Wi-Fi networks, touch the network you want to connect to.
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6 Enter a wireless password if necessary.
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7 Touch CONNECT.
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Manually Add Your New Network Connection

1 From the Home screen, touch Apps.
2 Touch Settings.
3 Touch Wi-Fi under the Connections tab.
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4 Touch Add Wi-Fi network.
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5 Enter the Network SSID. This is the name of the network you are connecting to.
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6 Select the Security level of the network. If you select a security level that does not match your access point, you will not be able to connect.
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7 If the network is secured, you will also need to enter the password. You can mark the Show advanced options checkbox to configure the Proxy and IP settings.
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8 Touch CONNECT to store the new information and connect to the network.
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Wi-Fi Status Indicator

The following icon shows your Wi-Fi connection status at a glance:

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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 Apps.
2 Touch Settings.
3 Touch Wi-Fi under the Connections tab.
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4 Touch More options (top right corner) > Advanced.
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• Network notifications: Receive a notification when new Wireless Access Points (WAPs) are available.

• Sort by: Sort Wi-Fi networks by Alphabet or Signal strength.

• Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep: Specify when to disconnect from Wi-Fi.

• Always allow scanning: Allow Google location service and other apps to scan for networks, even when Wi-Fi is turned off.

• Install certificates: Install authentication certificates.

• Wi-Fi timer: Automatically connect to or disconnect from Wi-Fi networks.

• MAC address: View your device's MAC address, which is required when connecting to some secured networks.

• IP address: View your device's IP address (not configurable).

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