Learn how to connect to the internet using a WLAN connection.

About WLAN connections

About WLAN connections

Select qtg-toolbar-menu.jpg > Settings and Connectivity > WLAN.

Tip: You can also manage your connections in the status menu. Swipe down from the top of the screen, then select WLAN. If WLAN is not shown, select WLAN off icon.

Tip: You can add a WLAN widget to the home screen. To quickly switch the WLAN feature on or off, select the switch in the widget. To open the WLAN app, select WLAN icon in the widget. The WLAN feature needs to be switched on.

The WLAN app shows a list of available networks and helps you connect to a wireless local area network (WLAN).

Important: Use encryption to increase the security of your WLAN connection. Using encryption reduces the risk of others accessing your data.

Note: Using WLAN may be restricted in some countries. For example, in France, you are only allowed to use WLAN indoors. After 1 July 2012, the restriction on outdoor usage of WLAN in France is withdrawn by the EU. For more information, contact your local authorities.

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Connect to a WLAN at home

WLAN at home

To help save data costs, connect to your home WLAN when you are at home and want to browse the web on your phone.

  1. To open the status menu, swipe down from the top of the screen. If WLAN is not shown, select WLAN deactivated icon.

  2. Select WLAN and your home WLAN. If your home WLAN is secured, type in the passcode. If your home WLAN is hidden, select Other (hidden network), then write the network name (service set identifier, SSID).

Close the WLAN connection

Swipe down from the top of the screen, then select WLAN activated icon.

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Connect to a WLAN on the move

WLAN on the move

Connecting to a WLAN is a handy way of accessing the internet when not at home. Connect to public WLANs in public places, such as a library or internet café.

  1. To open the status menu, swipe down from the top of the screen. If WLAN is not shown, select WLAN deactivated icon.

  2. Select WLAN and the connection you want to use.

Close the WLAN connection

Swipe down from the top of the screen, then select WLAN activated icon.

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