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Title: Connecting your Android™ tablet to the 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.
 
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:
 
NOTE:  The Nexus 7 2nd Gen Android tablet is used in this example.
 
Step 1:
On your Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
 
 
Step 2:
Tap the Settings icon.  
 
 
Step 3:
Tap Wi-Fi and make sure that it is set to ON.
 
 
Step 4:
Tap your wireless network name (SSID) from the list to connect.
 
NOTE:  The linksyssmartwifirouter network is used here for illustration purposes. 
 
 
QUICK TIP:  If your network is secured, enter the wireless security password first and tap Connect
 
 
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.
 
You are now connected successfully to the wireless network.  To check the IP address of your Android tablet, tap your router’s SSID.
 
 
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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