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Using Wi-Fi on Your Galaxy Tab S

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. To turn Wi-Fi on, open the Notification Panel by swiping from the top of the screen to the bottom.

      

        

  2. Touch the Wi-Fi icon to turn it on . 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 > Settings > CONNECTIONS tab > Wi-Fi.

      

  2. If necessary, touch the slider to turn Wi-Fi on.

        

        

  3. Available networks will display under Wi-Fi networks. Touch the name of the network you want to connect to.

       

      

  4. Enter a password, if necessary, and touch CONNECT.

        

        

  5. Manually Add Your New Network Connection

    1. From the Home screen, touch Apps > Settings > CONNECTIONS tab > Wi-Fi .

        

    2. Touch Add Wi-Fi network .

           

           

    3. Enter the Network SSID. This is the name of the network you are connecting to.

         

          

    4. 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.

         

         

    5. If the access point is secured, enter the password.

         

          

    6. You can mark the Show advanced options checkbox to configure the Proxy and IP settings.

         

         

    7. Touch CONNECT to store the new information and connect to the network.

         

          

Wi-Fi Status Indicator

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

    

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

     

    

Wi-Fi Options

To use WPS, your device must support WPS and be compatible with WPA security.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps > Settings > CONNECTIONS tab > Wi-Fi.

        

  2. Touch OK to continue if a disclaimer appears.

        

        

    • Scan: Scan for available Wi-Fi networks.
    • 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.
    • Advanced: View the advanced settings.
      • Network notification: Receive a notification when an open Wi-Fi network is available.
      • Sort by: List the available networks in Alphabetical order or by Signal strength.
      • 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.
      • Install certificates: Install network certificates stored on the 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.

    • 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.
    • Share Wi-Fi profile: Choose a Wi-Fi network and device to share it with.
    • Help: Open guides directly accessible by your Tab.

Wi-Fi Direct Setup.

Wi-Fi Direct is a wireless technology that enables Wi-Fi Direct devices to connect directly to one another. This means on-the-go users can print documents, share data, sync files, and display information from notebooks and netbooks as well as from devices like smartphones and tablets. Products certified Wi-Fi Direct can connect to other wireless devices without joining a traditional wireless network or Wi-Fi Hotspot.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps > Settings > CONNECTIONS tab > Wi-Fi .

        

  2. Touch More options > Wi-Fi Direct.

       

        

  3. Your device will scan for other Wi-Fi Direct devices. If the device you want to connect to is not listed, make sure Wi-Fi Direct is activated on the other device and it is connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

       

        

  4. Touch Galaxy Tab

        

        

  5. Touch Connect

        

        

  6. A Wi-fi connection icon appears at the top right corner of your device.

        

       

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