Connect Android Phones or Tablets to WiFi Hotspot or Network
Usually you can connect Android phones or tablets to WiFi Hotspot or network using the built-in WiFi connection tool.
If your tablet PC has WiFi connectivity, which most do, it comes with the WiFi network already turned on. If it is not turned on, or if you are not sure, follow these steps:
- Open the Settings
- Touch Wireless & networks > WiFi settings.
- Check WiFi to turn it on. The tablet scans for available WiFi networks and displays the names of those it finds. Secured networks are indicated with a Lock icon next to the name of the network. If the tablet finds a network that you have connected to previously, and it has the security code already stored, it connects to it automatically.
- Touch a network to connect to it.
- If the network says “Open” then you do not need a password to connect to it.
- If the network says “wep” or something other than Open, then a password will be required to establish the connection.
Turn off WiFi when you are not using it to extend the life of your battery. This icon in the lower right corner of the Status bar shows that you are connected to a WiFi network and also shows the signal strength. This icon on the Status bar is a Notification that an open WiFi network is in range. Network status icons turn blue if you have a Google Account added to your tablet and the tablet is connected to Google services, for syncing your Gmail, Calendar events, contacts, for backing up your settings, and so on. If you don’t have a Google Account or if, for example, you’re connected to a WiFi network that is not connected to the Internet, the network icons are gray.