Friday, 10 June 2011

Connecting a Samsung Galaxy S2 Smartphone to Wifi

 Although you may not have a home screen that is identical to this is, we are using this screen as the starting place in this guide to connecting your brand new Samsung Galaxy S2 to a local wi-fi router, such as those you may have in your own home. In this particular example I'll be connecting it to my own home wi-fi which is a BT Home Hub.
 From the homescreen we want to open the settings menu and to do that we need to open up the menu on the phone. To get up the small menu which can be seen at the bottom of this picture you need to press on the phones "Menu" button then click settings.
 When you have opened the settings menu you will find a lot of options. Although you will no doubt by playing around with the options one day to connect to your wi-fi you need to quite predictably click on "Wireless and network".

 The wireless and network settings open up a screen like this, from here you need to go to "Wi-Fi settings". This will search for all the available wi-fi connections in the local area which include some password protected and some open connections. Although, again, you will be back on this screen down the line for a number of reasons, just concentrate on opening up the Wi-Fi settings for now.





As you can see here there is a list of connections available, some are password protected  (as indicated by a small padlock on the BTHomeHub connections) whilst others are open connections (in this case the BTFon and BTOpenzone connections which are a different kettle of fish themselves).
If you click on a connection for the first time this screen will come up where you enter your password. The password, on most "hubs" can typically be found on the back of the actual hub or with a card sent to the individual. After you enter the password you can connect that that connection and the phone should memorise all the details for the future.







When you are connected you you should see the icon of the network you are on change colour slightly and the message "Connected" appear under it. If your on your home connection you will be allowed to use as much of the internet as you wish to use (or up to the data allowance of your home ISP) for free. Though if you are connecting to a public connection a number of rules apply.

11 comments:

  1. thnx for this. but still iam unable to connect to the internet. how to change the proxy settings in it

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  2. Hi, Very Gud Article. I did every step and now the wifi is connected in my GS2, but when I try to browse through Opera or try to open Android market, it says that there is connection error. I was using Nokia before this, so I feel it is due to that the connected wifi is not the default access point in the settings. The GS2 is showing my packet data in it. but please enlighten me about how to add my wifi in the access point list???? PLZ PLZ

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  3. Sunil try connecting through "internet" first and get back to me with what that says. Opera uses a different system to every other mobile internet browser so I wouldn't advise ever using that to test internet settings.

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  4. i hav the same problem like sunil.... my gs2 gets connected to collge wifi but when i open any browser(i hav alredy used 5-6 browsers) its displays connection error! unlike on a laptop i dont get a nebro login page, in which i hav to put my collge id and password..... any solutions???
    firmaware=2.3.6

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  5. @ S.Graveson.Boxing ..
    When I use my default internet explorer. the net works fine but it doesn't allow me to open any net application or even android market.
    I consulted my IT Person in office. he said that my SGS2 is not supporting the wifi. BTW the wifi is Proxim

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  6. It's almost certainly an issue with your Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi administrators would be the only people who could help you for certain. Sorry. CC.

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  7. When i type in the correct password the 'connect' button stays shadowed out. any ideas ?

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  8. hi. thanks for this.
    for me the problem persists as when it connects, it says connected, and then it again immediately gets disabled and then starts search again for all WIFI in the vicinity - then i have to repeat the entire process again: and again :(
    At no time is the wireless icon lighting up though other phones/ computers work fine. Is there a way where one can manually enter the details of DNS/Domain ?

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  9. I can not connect either - trying everything. I never had this problem with iphone.

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  10. Mine keeps saying 'Obtaining IP address...'
    What does this mean?

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  11. PLZ HELP I CANT CONNECT TO THE MY ROUTER AT MY MOM OR DADS HOUSE. I HAVE THE SAMSUNG GALAXY S2 EPIC 4G TOUCH. I TYPE IN THE PASSWORD TO CONNECT TO THE INTERNET THEN IT SAYS AUTHENTICATING, THEN OBTAINING IP ADDRESS, THEN SAYS Authentication error occurred. PLZ HELP

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