1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

General Complete WiFi Newbie/Please Help?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mcbtrain929, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. mcbtrain929

    mcbtrain929 Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    113
    Posts:
    925
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009

    Nov 5, 2009
    925
    129
    113
    ChiTown
    So I know WiFi is a pretty cool thing to have on your phone, but honestly I have never needed it in my life on any other phones. I want to play around with it now that I have an Eris, or at the very least, now how to use it.

    When I enable WiFi, I see under WiFi networks a list of networks. But most of them are "secured with WPA-personal" or "secured with WEP". If this is the case, does this mean there is no way for me to connect to that network? When I click on them, it either asks for a Wireless password, or WEP hex key, etc.

    Also, I have wireless internet at my house, and want to be able to connect to that if need be. When I hit "Add WiFi Network", it asks for a network SSID. Can I find that on the wireless router, or do I have to call my provider for that?

    Any help would be appreciated guys!
     

    Advertisement

  2. mcbtrain929

    mcbtrain929 Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    113
    Posts:
    925
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2009

    Nov 5, 2009
    925
    129
    113
    ChiTown
    bump. any tips/advice to get me going would be greatly appreciated. help a newbie out! :)
     
  3. vry5

    vry5 Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    47
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2009

    Nov 19, 2009
    47
    1
    16
    to use your wifi @home... put in the key that you entered on your laptop when you locked the network... if you created a passkey, that <might> work, depending on router brand.

    you won't be able to get into other locked networks... just like you couldn't with your laptop... only open networks you run across (starbucks, etc)
     
  4. HockeyFan4Life

    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    35
    Posts:
    36
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2009

    Nov 21, 2009
    36
    0
    35
    IT Lan Support
    Oklahoma City, Ok
    You will need to have the SSID and the key whether it's wpa-personal or wep. Also if you don't know your network configuration, you may want to contact your provider. Cause it's handy to have access that incase you need to make any changes.
     

Share This Page

Loading...