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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Connect to a Wi-Fi Network in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Wi-Fi is a wireless connectivity feature available in the Samsung Galaxy S5. This feature will let you to connect to another Wi-Fi enabled devices to connect to the internet or to share files/information. If available, most of users would probably prefer Wi-Fi than mobile data, moreover if the Wi-Fi network is an open network, because they can connect to the internet without having to be burdened with any additional charge. In some features, even you're suggested to use Wi-Fi network as the connectivity method, for instance when updating Android version, installing apps, updating apps, etc.


How to connect to a Wi-Fi network?
Generally, you can connect to a Wi-Fi network by using two methods available, either through the settings menu or the notification panel.


Method #1: From the settings menu
You can use this method if this the first time for you using Wi-Fi or if you want to connect to other network instead of the one you have previously connected to. Here's the steps:
  1. On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notifications panel.
  2. Tap to go to the settings menu.
  3. With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Network connections section and then tap Wi-Fi .
  4. Tap the ON/OFF switch to the right to enable it. The device will scan all available Wi-Fi networks automatically.
  5. Tap the required Wi-Fi network you want to connect to.
  6. If the network is secured, you have to enter the network password(it's case sensitive, as the example: "R" is not the same with "r"). You can enable the Show password option to help you review and make sure that the password is correct.
  7. Tap Connect button.
  8. If the password was entered correctly, your phone will be connected to the selected Wi-Fi network and you'll see the Wi-Fi icon is displayed on the status bar.
  9. Now, you're ready to use Wi-Fi to connect to the internet or to share information with other devices that are connected in the same network with you.


Method #2: From the notification panel
You can use this method to quickly connect to the network you have previously connected to. Here's the steps:
  1. On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel.
  2. Tap Wi-Fi button. The button turns green when it's enabled.
  3. The device will be connected automatically to the network you have previously connected to and you'll see the Wi-Fi icon is displayed on the status bar.
  4. Now, you're ready to use Wi-Fi to connect to the internet or to share information with other devices that are connected in the same network with you.

As a note, the wrong password is a thing that most often causing the user unable to connect to a Wi-Fi network. Since the password is case sensitive, make sure to enter the password correctly so that you can connect to the network (please pay attention between uppercase and lowercase as well as 0 and o).

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