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How do I use the Wi-Fi® feature on my Samsung Galaxy Core Prime™?

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

Turn Wi-Fi On or Off

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

Connect to a Wi-Fi Network

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Apps Icon .
  2. Touch Settings Icon Settings .
  3. Touch Wi-Fi Settings WiFi Icon .
  4. Under Wi-Fi NETWORKS, touch the name of the network you want to connect to.
  5. Enter the password, if necessary.
  6. Touch Connect.

Manually Add Your New Network Connection

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Apps Icon .
  2. Touch Settings Icon Settings .
  3. Touch Wi-Fi Settings WiFi Icon .
  4. Touch Add Wi-Fi network .
  5. Enter the Network SSID. This is the name of the network you are connecting to.
  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.
  7. Enter the password, if necessary.
  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:

Active Wi-Fi Icon Displays when Wi-Fi is connected, active, and communicating with a Wireless Access Point (WAP).

Wi-Fi Advanced Settings and Options

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps Apps Icon .
  2. Touch Settings Icon Settings .
  3. Touch Wi-Fi Settings WiFi Icon .
  4. Touch More options More options icon > Advanced for the following options:
    • Network notification: Receive a notification when an open Wi-Fi network is available.
    • Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep: Specify if your device should continue to stay connected to Wi-Fi when the screen goes to sleep.
    • Always allow scanning: Let your device scan for an available wireless network even when Wi-Fi is turned off.
    • Smart network switch: Automatically switch between Wi-Fi and mobile networks to maintain a stable internet connection.
    • Install certificates: Install network certificates stored on your microSD™ card.
    • MAC address: View the 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

From the Wi-Fi Settings WiFi Icon menu, touch More options More options icon for the following options:

  • Scan: Scan for available Wi-Fi networks.
  • Wi-Fi Direct®: Touch Wi-Fi Direct to turn on the feature. Wi-Fi Direct lets available Wi-Fi devices connect to each other directly (or to a group of several devices), allowing you to quickly and easily share content.
  • Advanced: View the settings for your network connection.
  • WPS push button: Connect to your wireless router using the Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ button on your router.
  • WPS PIN entry: Connect to your wireless router by entering the randomly generated PIN on your device.
    Note: To use WPS, your device must support WPS and be compatible with WPA security.

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