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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by clixalot, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. clixalot

    clixalot Newbie
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    Ok....VERY new to the whole smartphone thing. I have the Samsung Captivate, I see how to turn "on" the WiFi (under settings or the top of the homescreen...that is the notification bar, right?), but how do I know that it is actually on? I turn it on....tap my the SSID (or my wifi network) go to the home screen, tap the browser and then what....how can I tell I am on WiFi or the 3G?

    Separate question....if I am on the internet...then go to the home screen, does that take me off/shut off the internet?

    LOL...do they make a Samsung Captivate book for Dummies? I definitely need one! LOL Thanks in advance for your help....and patience! :D

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  2. sremick

    sremick Android Expert

    When you're connected, there'll be a tiny icon in the notification bar at top that looks like this: [​IMG]

    No. It's a smartphone. If there's a data connection available, it's "on the internet". Whether EDGE/3G, or wifi.

    Try the Captivate FAQ, the link to which is plastered all over these forums in posts, stickies and signatures:

    FAQ - CapFAQ
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  3. clixalot

    clixalot Newbie
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    My husband figured out the wi-fi issue, my phone wasn't in the access list on the router.

    I already have the FAQ bookmarked, but there are some things I am still trying to figure out....learning things slowly.

    Thanks for your help!

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The Samsung Captivate release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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