Wi-Fi 3g Is there a manuel option to choose between 3g or wi fi? I understand that I can turn off wi fi. But, when I am home, the iphone picks up my wireless internet, and I enter my password. Under the wifi setting, I show to be connected, but my iphone still shows 3g on the top right, not the wifi setting. Any suggests?
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try turning off Wi FI in the phone settings and then turn Wi FI back on. Do not know how this fixes problem just had to do this for someone having trouble with Wi FI. Also be careful with WPA -2 encyrption try WPA1 encyrption
Ensure that you have the appropriate network key code needed to
enable you to access a secure Wi-Fi network.
If you are connecting to a secure Wi-Fi network with MAC address
restrictions, you will require pre-authorisation for the router. You
will need to find your Samsung Jet's MAC (Media Access Control)
address. This is a 12-character code which may be needed by the network
controller to enable the phone to connect. See Getting the Samsung
Jet's MAC address below.
You can get to the Wi-Fi
application either via the main menu or using a homescreen Wi-Fi Widget.
To get to the Wi-Fi application via the main menu, press the MENU
button (either on the home screen or the hexagonal button beneath)
In the main menu, swipe your finger sideways to go through the
pages until you see the Wi-Fi icon. Press to
The Wi-Fi application opens.
use the Wi-Fi Widget, from standby, press the home screen. The Widget
toolbar opens up.
Scroll down to find the Wi-Fi Widget icon. Press the Wi-Fi
Widget. The Wi-Fi Widget will pop
up on the main screen.
Press the Wi-Fi Widget on the main part of the
display to launch the Wi-Fi application. The Wi-Fi application opens.
in the Wi-Fi screen, press the large Wi-Fi button in the middle of the
screen to turn it on. Wi-Fi is activated and the
button turns blue.
Press SEARCH Nearby Wi-Fi access points (APs)
appear as small circles on the display, with their names next to them.
Press the circle representing the Wi-Fi Netowrk you
want to connect to. An options panel appears.
You can press
connect to the network or
press ADD if you want to add it to a list of preferred
networks for easy access later.
You are taken into a settings
menu for the Wi-Fi access point. If the Wi-Fi access point requires a
network key code,
scroll down to the Network Key panel. Press
The numberpad appears. Type in the network key code
and press DONE. You are returned to the previous settings screen. Press
A list of connections
appears. Press the back arrow button
If you initially pressed
CONNECT, the phone will
connect to the selected Wi-Fi network and a confirmation message will
appear. The display now shows the new connection, illustrated by blue
dots linking the circles onscreen (Figure 15).
If you initially
pressed ADD, you will be returned
to the Wi-Fi screen. Press the circle representing the Wi-Fi network you
want to connect to. A pop up panel appears.
Press CONNECT. You
will be connected and the
connection illustrated onscreen.
Press the back button to return to the home
From the home screen press MENU to enter the main
menu (Figure 1).
In the main menu, press INTERNET
browser option you want (Home, Enter URL, Bookmarks,
etc.) (Figure 18) and press to select. If you press Home you will be
taken to the pre-loaded home page.
If required, use the
numberpad to type in an URL or scroll a list to
select bookmarks. When an URL is completed press GO.
Alternatively press the bookmark you wish to access. You will taken to
the web page requested.
Activate Wi-Fi and press SEARCH,
When the Wi-Fi access point you want to connect to appears on
display (Figure 8), press it to select.
A pop up options panel
appears (Figure 9). Press DETAILS
Details of the Wi-Fi access
point appear onscreen.
Scroll down by dragging your finger up
the screen. Towards the
bottom of the settings list, DEVICE MAC appears, with a
string of 12 charactesr beneath (Figure 21). Each handset has an
individual MAC address, and this panel will display your Samsung Jet's
unique Mac address.
Make a note of the MAC address. You will need it if you want to use
the Samsung Jet's Wi-Fi to access a secure Wi-Fi network using MAC
address restrictions. This can be added into the wireless router
settings access list.
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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well if you mean web browsing from 3g when you're out and about ,
check the network settings , which is accessible from general setting button,
then search for relevant network options.
if there is no settings pre stored then you will need to contact you phone provider to get them to send you network setup settings via a text message , IF when you're at home or a family members house, and you all have wi fi , then you need to add you info from your wi fi router to your phonesuch as wifi SSI name and Wi Fi password ,
BTW wifi browsing does not come off your data plan allowance, where as 3g browsing does
In order to work (both when registering and dialing), your iPhone
will need to make a data connection to the RingFree servers. Wi-Fi,
though not always available, of course, is your best choice.
To enable Wi-Fi on your iPhone:
Go to the Home screen by pressing the Home button or by unlocking your phone.
Touch the settings incon
Look to the right of the Wi-Fi icon. If a Wi-Fi network is listed, you're all set. Otherwise, select the Wi-Fi icon.
If Wi-Fi is "OFF", touch the Wi-Fi toggle to turn on Wi-Fi.
Then select a network (if one is available) from the list that appears on the iPhone.
When connected via Wi-Fi, you'll see a striped upside-down triangle to
the right of your service provider's name on the upper-left corner of
the iPhone. If there is no network available, you'll have to use the
i hope it will help you for further query feel free to contact.....waiting forward for your reply.....
I thing you might have a problem with you wi-fi setup in your house. Have you tried using iPhone's wi-fi in other places (were wi-fi is available)? If not, try it. If it works in a longer distance, than you need to contact your internet provider. If the iPhone acts the same even in other wi-fi places, you need to contact an official Apple dealer.
Go to Settings > Wi-Fi and turn Wi-Fi on.
A list of networks that are in range will appear.
Select the network you want to connect to.
If the network is unsecured you will be connected.
If it is secured you will need to enter the key or password.
You will need to get the key from the person or business that owns the Wi-Fi network.
my nokia c6-00 join viber app on wi-fi very well when i deactivate or
have no wlan 3G connection is enabled and i serf on web very well with
3G but viber stop working..it says: No connection try again...can u
explasin what to do please?
wi fi is wireless networking. It requires the Iphone to be connected to a wireless router or access point to access Itunes on your phone via the internet.
You should reload Itunes to resolve the connection problem with your computer.