Your device can detect and connect to wireless local area networks (WLAN). Using a WLAN, you can connect your device to the internet and compatible devices that have WLAN support.

About WLAN

About WLAN

Your device can detect and connect to wireless local area networks (WLAN). Using a WLAN, you can connect your device to the internet and compatible devices that support WLAN.

To use a WLAN connection, you need the following:

  • WLAN must be available in your location.

  • Your device must be connected to the WLAN. Some WLANs are protected, and you need an access key from the service provider to connect to them.

  • An internet access point created for WLAN. Use the access point for applications that need to connect to the internet.

A WLAN connection is established when you create a data connection using a WLAN internet access point. The active WLAN connection ends when you end the data connection.

You can use WLAN during a voice call or when packet data is active. You can only be connected to one WLAN access point device at a time, but several applications can use the same internet access point.

Features that use WLAN, or that are allowed to run in the background while using other features, increase the demand on battery power and reduce the battery life.

Your device supports the following WLAN features:

  • IEEE 802.11b/g standard

  • Operation at 2.4 GHz

  • WEP, WPA/WPA2, and 802.1x authentication methods. These functions can be used only if they are supported by the network.

Important: Always enable one of the available encryption methods to increase the security of your wireless LAN connection. Using encryption reduces the risk of unauthorized access to your data.

When the device is in the Offline profile, you can still use a WLAN, if available. Remember to comply with any applicable safety requirements when establishing and using a WLAN connection.

Tip: To check the unique media access control (MAC) address that identifies your device, enter *#62209526# in the home screen.

Note: Using Wi-Fi may be restricted in some countries. For example, in France, you are only allowed to use Wi-Fi indoors. For more information, contact your local authorities.

Wi-Fi connections

Wi-Fi connections

To use a wireless LAN (Wi-Fi) connection, you must create an internet access point (IAP) for Wi-Fi. Use the access point for applications that need to connect to the internet.

A Wi-Fi connection is established when you create a data connection using a Wi-Fi internet access point. The active Wi-Fi connection ends when you end the data connection.

You can use Wi-Fi during a voice call or when packet data is active. You can only be connected to one Wi-Fi access point device at a time, but several applications can use the same internet access point.

When the device is in the offline profile, you can still use Wi-Fi (if available). Remember to comply with any applicable safety requirements when establishing and using a Wi-Fi connection.

Tip: To check the unique media access control (MAC) address that identifies your device, enter *#62209526# in the home screen.

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WLAN wizard

Select Menu > Ctrl. panel > Connectivity > WLAN wiz..

The WLAN wizard helps you to connect to a wireless LAN (WLAN) and manage your WLAN connections.

If the search finds WLANs, to create an internet access point (IAP) for a connection and start the web browser using this IAP, select the connection and Start web browsing.

If you select a secured WLAN, you are asked to enter the relevant password. To connect to a hidden network, you must enter the correct network name (service set identifier, SSID).

If you already have the web browser running using the currently active WLAN connection, to return to the web browser, select Cont.web browsing.

To end the active connection, select the connection and Disconnect WLAN.

WLAN internet access points

WLAN internet access points

Select Menu > Ctrl. panel > Connectivity > WLAN wiz. and Options.

Select from the following:

Filter WLAN networks - Filter out wireless LANs (WLANs) from the list of found networks. The selected networks are not displayed the next time the application searches for WLANs.

Details - View the details of a network shown in the list. If you select an active connection, the connection details are displayed.

Operating modes

Operating modes

There are two operating modes in Wi-Fi: infrastructure and ad hoc.

The infrastructure operating mode allows two kinds of communication: wireless devices are connected to each other through a Wi-Fi access point device, or wireless devices are connected to a wired LAN through a Wi-Fi access point device.

In the ad hoc operating mode, devices can send and receive data directly with each other.

WLAN settings

WLAN settings

Select Menu > Ctrl. panel > Settings and Connection > Wireless LAN.

To have an indicator displayed when there is a wireless LAN (WLAN) available in your current location, select Show WLAN availability > Yes.

To select the interval for your device to scan for available WLANs, and to update the indicator, select Scan for networks. This setting is not available unless you select Show WLAN availability > Yes.

To set the device to test the internet capability of the selected WLAN automatically, to ask for permission every time, or to never perform the connectivity test, select Internet connectivity test > Run automatically, Ask every time, or Never run. If you select Run automatically or allow the test to be performed when the device asks for it, and the connectivity test is performed successfully, the access point is saved to internet destinations.

To check the unique media access control (MAC) address that identifies your device, enter *#62209526# in the home screen. The MAC address is displayed.