Galaxy Tab4: How Do I Use the Wi-Fi Feature?

Last Update Date : Apr 25. 2018


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 Quick Panel by swiping two fingers slightly apart from the top of the screen to the bottom. You will see the Wi-Fi icon at the top of the panel. 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 previously connected access points, commonly known as the network.

Connect to a Wi-Fi Network

1. From the Home screen, touch Apps 1 > Settings 2 > Connections > Wi-Fi 1 .

2. Touch the slider 1 to turn Wi-Fi on 1 .

3. Available networks will display under WI-FI NETWORKS. Touch the network you want to connect to.

4. 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 network you are connecting to.

3. 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.

4. If the access point is secured, you will also need to enter the password.

5. 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:

1 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 1 > Settings 2 > Connections > Wi-Fi 1 .

2. Touch More options1 > Advanced.

    • 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 whether your device should continue to stay connected to Wi-Fi if 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 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 More options 1 for the following options:

    • WPS push button: Connect directly with your wireless router using the Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ button on your


    • 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: Access additional Wi-Fi help.

Wi-Fi Direct®

Touch Wi-Fi Direct to turn on the feature and connect to available Wi-Fi Direct devices.

Wi-Fi Direct lets Wi-Fi devices connect to each other directly (or to a group of several devices), allowing you to quickly and easily share content.

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