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There is a difference between Wi-Fi being on and Wi-Fi being connected. In Settings you can turn on Wi-Fi. All this does is turn on the Wi-Fi radio receiver.
With the receiver turned on you should then be able to view a list of Wi-Fi routers. You will probably see a little lock towards the bottom of the virtual radio signal symbol. These locked Wi-Fi stations cannot be connected to unless you have the right password to log onto them. Most people these days have secured their Wi-Fi routers so unauthorized folks cannot use them.
If you are using your own home router or wireless hotspot from a telecom, you will still have to select it from the list of Wi-Fi routers shown and click connect. If you haven't already entered a password, you will have to enter one.
This can all be done from them Charms menu that slides out on the right. Click Settings and Wi-Fi available.
Your cellular carrier can provide you with a "signal booster" device that can repeat and boost a cellular signal you already get in your house. For example, if you consistently have one bar of coverage but no more at home, a booster can take that one bar and turn it into more bars. If you have one or two bars of coverage near a window but no coverage elsewhere in your home, a booster near that window can capture the signal and boost it, providing a strong signal throughout the rest of your home.
Some carriers offer such devices very inexpensively - $50 or maybe even free - especially if you're in an area where they know they know they have poor coverage. T-Mobile now offers such boosters for only a $25 deposit, which you can get back just by returning the booster to them.
Contact your carrier - or look at their website - to see just what they'll offer you and for how much.
Femtocells / Microcells
A femtocell - or "microcell" - is a small, low-power cellular base station that connects to the cellular network via your broadband Internet connection. Essentially, it's a small cellular signal tower that will provide a signal in and near your home, connecting to the larger mobile network over your Internet connection. This makes it ideal for situations where you don't even have a signal bar of coverage you can boost at home. The only "catch" is that your Internet connection must have a high enough download speed. Different carriers require different minimum speeds, but you should be fine as long as you have a solid broadband connection.
Ask your cellular carrier if they offer this sort of product and find out how much it will cost you. As with boosters and repeaters, a femtocell may be available at a steep discount from your carrier in areas they know they have poor cellular service.
You can also buy them easily on Amazon or almost any decent tech store - for instance the one pictured below works for AT&T and supports LTE (though it is a bit pricey), or you can get one that supports Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, Cricket, and many others, but you won't get LTE support. Of course, since you likely have Wi-Fi in your house, LTE isn't really a big deal and the 3G will work just fine for calls and texts.
Editor's Note: For the official How-To Geek office we got a Samsung microcell device directly through Verizon, which wasn't cheap, and doesn't work all that well. And since it only works for Verizon, any of the people who come by who use other carriers have zero signal, which is really annoying. If we could do it over again, we'd have started with this zBoost microcell that supports virtually every cell provider and has many different models and options to choose from depending on the size of the house. They even have an optional antenna you can install on your roof to give cell coverage everywhere around your house. It's the best choice, and cheaper than most carriers will offer you.
Wi-Fi Calling and SMS
Wi-Fi calling is a feature you might remember from some years ago, but it's coming back with a vengeance. At the moment, in the US, only T-Mobile offers Wi-Fi calling for both Android phones and the iPhone. Sprint only offers Wi-Fi calling for select Android phones. AT&T and Verizon have announced plans to activate Wi-Fi calling in 2015.
Essentially, WI-Fi calling allows your smartphone to receive and place calls and communicate via text messages over a Wi-Fi network. Your home probably has Wi-Fi, so Wi-FI calling will let you use your existing wireless router instead of needing a new, specialized device. You can just improve your Wi-Fi signal strength, and all your devices will benefit!
Wi-Fi calling works transparently. When your phone is on Wi-Fi and has a poor cellular signal, it will connect to the Wi-Fi network and your phone calls and text will be sent and arrive over the Wi-Fi network. When you leave the Wi-Fi network, your phones and calls will be sent over the cellular network as usual. This is all designed to hand-off automatically, so you could start a phone call on your Wi-Fi network and your phone would automatically hand off to the cellular network as you walk out the door, with no interruptions.
WI-FI calling will also work on other WI-Fi networks, so it's helpful if you ever end up in another place where you have a poor cellular signal but have Wi-Fi. To use this, you'll need to ensure your phone has Wi-Fi calling support and that it's enabled. Android phones from T-Mobile and Sprint will often include this feature, so look up how to enable it on your specific model of Android phone.
The iPhone 6 has built-in Wi-Fi calling, although it currently only functions on T-Mobile. AT&T and Verizon plan to support it in 2015. To enable this feature on an iPhone, open the Settings screen, tap Phone, tap Wi-Fi Calling, and activate it.
WI-Fi calling seems to be the future goal the industry - T-Mobile, especially - is pushing towards. With Wi-Fi calling integrated into your phone, you don't need to buy a specialized device. Your home Wi-Fi router works. And, when you go somewhere else where you have a poor signal, all they need is a Wi-Fi network and you'll be able to get a phone calls and SMS messages through it.
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First what is a KC550 lg , laptop , deskop , mobile phone. Im assuming phone have you synced with the wireless router ?
Connecting your LG phone to wireless Internet is easy to
accomplish with phones that can receive Wi-Fi signals.
You may decide to use the Wi-Fi capabilities in the event
that you do not receive the best signal from your wireless provider at your
home or office.
If this is the case, then hooking up to a Wi-Fi network near
you could provide you with a faster connection to the Internet and a more
reliable signal to send e-mails, texts and pictures.
Press the "Applications" tab on the home screen of
Scroll down the list of applications until you reach the
Press "Settings" to bring up the menu.
Locate and click the "Wireless & Network" or
"Connections" option within the "Settings" menu.
Select the "Wi-Fi Setting" or "Wireless
Manager" option, then select the network that you want to connect to and
All of the available wireless networks within your range will
Enter the wireless network password (usually located
bottom of router) if you are connecting to a secure network.
Press the "Done" button followed by the
The below info is from user manual ... downloadable version @ www.pantech.com
Connectivity This chapter introduces useful tips on how to connect to the network available that enables applications of the phone to run. Using a Wi-Fi network Connecting to a Wi-Fi network 1. Tap Settings from the applications menu. 2. Tap Wireless & networks > Wi-Fi settings. 3. Tap Wi-Fi to activate the technology. 4. Select and tap a network. You should enter the password if the network is secured. indicates a secured Wi-Fi network. 5. Tap Connect. Once the network is remembered, the phone will automatically connect to it when in range. Activating Wi-FI Connecting to a Wi-Fi network Note The icon next to each network indicates the strength of the signal. For example, indicates the signal is poor while indicates the signal is strong. Using the Easy Setting 1. Tap on the top of the home screen and drag it down, or press n in idle mode and tap Notifications. 2. Tap in Easy Setting. The icon turns red when the function is on. About network notifications You are informed by default when a Wi-Fi network is available around you. The message in the status bar indicates a network is available. Tap Network notification in the Wi-Fi settings if you do not want to be informed the availability of the network. Setting Wi-Fi networks 1. Tap Settings from the applications menu. 2. Tap Wireless & networks > Wi-Fi settings. 3. Tap Wi-Fi to activate the technology. 4. Tap Network notification if you want to know an open network available. 5. Tap Automatic connection if you want the phone to connect to Wi-Fi network automatically. 6. Tap WPS button connection if you want to establish a new wireless connection using the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS). You should press WPS button on your Wi-Fi access point within two minutes. Searching for Wi-Fi networks 1. Tap Settings from the applications menu. 2. Tap Wireless & networks > Wi-Fi settings.
Yes you can connect wirelessly to the internet with your ps3.
PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system
Note: PlayStation 3 40GB / 60GB / 80GB / 160GB models ONLY (20GB model does not have built-in
SIXAXIS™ wireless controller (and USB cable)
AC power cord
A high-speed Internet account (cable or DSL) with an Internet Service Provider (ISP)
Wireless router compatible with 802.11b or 802.11g Wi-Fi standards
Or an Ethernet (wired) router with a Wireless Access Point (WAP)
You may need to open
firewall port numberson your router to connect to the Internet.
The PlayStation 3 will not connect to the Internet through the USB ports.
You will need to know the Service Set Identifier (SSID) of your wireless network. Also make sure the WAP or wireless router is set to
broadcast the SSID; otherwise, the SSID will NOT appear on the
PlayStation 3 scan results.
If you do not know this information, speak to the person who configured your home network (i.e., wireless router) settings.
WEP or WPA Security Key
If your wireless network access is security-enabled (encrypted)
from open access, you will need to know your WEP (Wired Equivalent
Privacy) and WPA (Wi-Fi Protected Access) security key or password If you do not know this information, speak to the person who configured your home network settings.
You may need to enter the Media Access Control address (MAC
address) of your PlayStation 3 into your WAP if it is required by your
(Im using Megaman Starforce 2 for demonstration)
First,get a game with the Wi-Fi logo(its a blue circle with Wi-Fi in white letters).Then you need a Wi-Fi connection,as thats what connects you to the internet.If you can get close enough to a signal,go into the game and look for WI-Fi settings or Wi-Fi configuration in the game menu.You will get a nintendo menu with Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Setup.Press Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Settings,press connection 1(or whatever number is avalible)and search for an access point.Press the access point that you want(or that is avalible)and then let it test the connection.Now enjoy the game on the internet!(remember to do this for any game you buy,and also if it is a temporary connection,remember to delete it once your done with it.)
Hope it helps,if not,ask me any other questions!