Using wireless connection, you can enjoy the following benefits and more:
- Effortless and faster communication
- Optimized media entertainment
- Free Internet connection
QUICK TIP: For step-by-step instructions on how to check the wireless settings of your Linksys router, click here.
Once you have all the necessary information, follow the steps below to successfully connect your Android smartphone and tablet to the network:
NOTE: The Sony Xperia is used in this example.
On your Home screen, tap Settings.
Tap the toggle switch to turn ON Wi-Fi.
Tap your wireless network name (SSID) on the list of Wi-Fi networks and enter your wireless Password.
QUICK TIP: Passwords are case-sensitive. Tap the Show password checkbox to make sure you’re typing the password correctly.
On your Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
Tap the Settings icon.
Tap Wi-Fi and make sure that it is set to ON.
Tap your wireless network name (SSID) from the list to connect.
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.
QUICK TIP: If you encounter authentication errors while connecting your Android tablet to the network, ensure the following:
- SSID broadcast must be enabled
- Wireless MAC Filter feature must include (allow/permit) or exclude (deny/prevent) the MAC address of the tablet. For more information on setting up Wireless MAC Filter, click here.
- Correct wireless network name and password must be used
After successfully connecting your Android smartphone and 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: