In recent years it is rarely possible to find public places where there is no wireless internet. Having come to a cafe or a pizzeria, you will find that there will be Wi-Fi, but most often protected with a password. In this article, we will focus on how to connect to a password protected Wi-Fi on Android.
Connecting to the Wі-Fi access point
You will need to make a network connection to make the Internet work on your gadget. If the network is protected, ask the security key in advance. Follow these steps to connect:
- Go to the settings of your smartphone or tablet.
- Go to “Wі-Fi settings”.
- Turn the Wi-Fі on by moving the slider.
- In the list of networks, choose the desired one.
- If access is protected, you must enter the password.
- Click “Connect”.
After that, you can use the World Wide Web.
Creating the access point
Protected Setup of the Wi-Fi on Android can be done in a couple of minutes, without any knowledge and efforts. In order to protect free network from uninvited guests, it is necessary to set the protection in the options. To do that, you should:
- Go to the “Settings”.
- Go to “More”.
- Go to “Tethering”.
- Move the slider to the active state.
- Click on the “Access point settings”.
- Specify the name, turn on the protection and create a password. Click “Save”.
These settings will create an access point on your gadget; it will be visible to other devices.
Semi-automatic installation of wireless internet
The technology that simplifies connection – Wi-Fi protected setup – was created for those people who have minimum IT knowledge. Using this protocol, you will not need to enter a password to gain access to the network.
If your router supports this feature, then you are very lucky. Note that if the router has a small «WPS» button, then you just need to turn it on.
Now everything is ready, and you will easily be able to make connections from other devices. To do this, you’ll need to connect and you will not have to enter the security key.