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Title: Connecting your Android™ tablet to your wireless network

Article ID: 25343


Tablet PC is one of the most in demand gadgets in the market today.  It supports the latest wireless technology so people can browse the Internet, download files and stream videos at remarkable speeds whenever and wherever.

Using wireless connection, you can enjoy the following benefits and more:

Connecting your Android™ tablet to your wireless network is quick and simple.  Before connecting, you need to make sure you have your router’s wireless network name (SSID) and network key or password.

NOTE:  You can get these by accessing the router’s web-based setup page and checking the Wireless tab > Basic Wireless Settings sub-tab.  If you have a Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Account, just click Wireless under the Router Settings on the left navigation panel to get your wireless settings.

Once you have all the necessary information, follow the steps below to successfully connect your Android™ tablet to the network:

Step 1:
On your Home screen, tap .

Step 2:

Tap .

Step 3:
On the Wireless and networks category, tap Wi-Fi settings.  Also, make sure that the Wi-Fi checkbox is checked.

Step 4:
Tap your wireless network name (SSID), then enter your Password.

QUICK TIP:  To view your password, tap the Show password checkbox.  WPA keys are case-sensitive (abc is different from ABC).  WEP keys are hexadecimal (0-9 and a-f) characters and are not case-sensitive.

If you haven’t set up a password for your wireless network, click OK after tapping your network name.

Step 5:
Tap Ok.

You are now connected successfully to the wireless network.  The Wi-Fi networks will indicate that your Android™ tablet is connected to a wireless network.

You can also tap your wireless network name to check the IP address of your Android™ tablet.

QUICK TIP:  If you encounter authentication errors while connecting your Android™ tablet to the network, ensure the following:

Connecting other devices

After successfully connecting your Android™ tablet to the wireless network, you can now do the same to the other devices at home to fully utilize your router.  You can connect as much as 32 wireless devices to the wireless network.  Click the links provided for step-by-step instructions:

 

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