This article will help you connect an Android device wirelessly to a NETGEAR router.
Note: Due to multiple versions of Android, we will be using an Android device running with Jellybean for this article.
To connect an Android phone to a wireless network:
- Press the Home button, and then press the Apps button. Navigate to Settings.
- Under “Wireless and Networks”, make sure "Wi-Fi" is turned on, then press Wi-Fi.
- You may have to wait a moment as your Android device detects wireless networks in range, and displays them in a list. To rescan for available networks at any time, select Scan.
Note: You can also choose "Add a Wi-Fi network" to manually configure your network. This is usually done if the wireless network or SSID is hidden.
- Press the Wi-Fi network name that you want to connect to. If the network is not secured, the connection should complete successfully and you can skip the remainder of these instructions. If a padlock symbol is displayed to the right of the the network name, it is secured and requires a password (also known as a Passphrase or Key) to complete the connection.
- If prompted, enter the correct Wi-Fi network password, and press Connect. This will complete your connection to the wireless network.
- If the Android device reports that it has successfully connected to the wireless network, but you still cannot access the Internet, you will have to discuss this problem with the network administrator.