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How do I Connect to Wi-Fi on My Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1? (SM-T587P)

To save your mobile data usage charges, turn on your 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.


Connecting to Wi-Fi

  1. Navigate to and touch Apps > Settings > Wi-Fi.


  2. To turn Wi-Fi on, touch the slider.



  3. Touch your Wi-Fi network.



  4. If required, enter the password. Then, touch CONNECT.

    If a password is not required, you can simply touch CONNECT.



  5. After Wi-Fi is connected, the Wi-Fi icon will appear on the status bar.


Turning Wi-Fi On/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.

  1. To access your Wi-Fi, open the Notification Panel by swiping down from the top of your screen.



  2. To turn the Wi-Fi on/off, touch Wi-Fi.


Wi-Fi Options

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



  2. Touch MORE for the following options.


    • Add network: Manually add new network connections.
    • 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.
    • Smart network switch: Connect automatically to a mobile network when the Wi-Fi connection is unstable.
    • Advanced:

      • Network notification: Receive notifications when open networks in ragne are detected.

      • Hotspot 2.0: Connect automatically to Wi-Fi access points that support Hotspot 2.0.

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

      • Install network certificates: Install authentication certificates.

      • MAC address: View your MAC address (not configurable).

      • IP address: View your IP address (not configurable).

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