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Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Connect to a Wi-Fi Network in Android 4.4 Kitkat

Browsing web pages, checking emails, installing apps are some things that frequently done by users with their Samsung Galaxy SIV. To be able to do all these things, you must have an internet connection. One way that you can do to gain internet connection is by connecting to the Wi-Fi network, either it's open or secured Wi-Fi network. For those of you who don't know how to do so, you can see the complete steps below.


How to connect to a Wi-Fi network in Android 4.4 Kitkat?
FYI, when you're trying to connect to a secured Wi-Fi network, you'll be asked to enter a Wi-Fi password. You can get the password from your Wi-Fi network provider, or if you use Wi-Fi modem the default password usually was printed on the bottom label or you can find the password in its manual book.


Method #1: From Settings menu
If this is the first time for you to connect to a secured Wi-Fi network, it'll be better if you use this method because it'll allow you to choose which network you wish to connect with as well as entering the password for the selected Wi-Fi network. Here are the steps:
  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap Connections tab.
  3. Tap Wi-Fi.
  4. Slide the switch at the top of the screen to the right to enable Wi-Fi. Now, your phone will scan for available Wi-Fi networks and they will be displayed under Wi-Fi networks tab.
  5. Tap the desired Wi-Fi network you wish to connect.
  6. If necessary, enter the Wi-Fi password correctly. Please note that it's case sensitive, where "a" is not the same with "A". FYI, because by default Samsung Galaxy SIV use WPA/WPA2, then the password length should be more than 8 chars to make you be able to connect to the network. If it's less than 8 chars, then you can try to connect to the Wi-Fi network by using WEP.
  7. Tap Connect button.
  8. If you've managed to connect with the selected Wi-Fi network, then the selected Wi-Fi network will be labelled with Connected and you'll see the Wi-Fi icon on the status bar.
  9. Now you're ready to use Wi-Fi connection to connect to the internet.


Method #2: From Notification panel
If you've been ever connected to a secured Wi-Fi network in the past, the Wi-Fi network profile and its password will be automatically saved by your phone. If so, you can connect with the Wi-Fi network easily through the notification panel. Here are the steps:
  1. Swipe down the top of the screen.
  2. Tap Wi-Fi quick setting button to enable or disable it. When the button shows green means the option is turned on.
  3. You'll be informed if you've managed to connect with the Wi-Fi network and you'll see the Wi-Fi icon on the status bar.
  4. Now you're ready to use Wi-Fi connection to connect to the internet.

Based on my experience, if for your own reason, you decide to change the Wi-Fi password, then make sure to write down the password somewhere else. It'll be useful if you accidentally forget the Wi-Fi network profile and need to enter the password to connect with the network.

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