Connect LG Optimus to the Internet in 3 Different Ways

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Did you know that you can connect to the Internet on your mobile phones? You can connect to the WiFi in three methods and 2 types of internet access. This tutorial can guide you on how to do it. Please read below on how to:

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The three methods on connecting to the WiFi network and two types of internet access on mobile phone

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    Scan to connect to your WiFi Network
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    Using WPS or Wireless Protected Setup
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    Adding/Add the network manually on your phone
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Scan to connect to your WiFi Network

On scan and connect is by selecting your WiFi network on the list of networks that you can connect.

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    Touch the application icon {A big box symbol with small boxes} to get in to the settings icon{Gear looking symbol}.
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    Now on Settings, Look for More settings or More...
    and turn on the WiFi.
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    Select the name of the WiFi signal and tap connect.
    Type in the password to connect to the WiFi network to be authenticated.
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    Wait for a couple of seconds for a message to obtain IP address and connected.
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Using WPS or Wireless Protected Setup

For Push N Connect or should I say WPS depends on the wireless settings you have configured on your wireless router. WPS can only be accessible if you have WPA2 as a wireless security over your WiFi network.

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    Go to your application then settings to get start the process
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    Go to More...
    and enable the WiFi network if it has been disabled.
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    Select the name of the WiFi network and select connect using WPS
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    Wait for the message to pop up
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    and go to your wireless router to press the WPS button to connect
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    You only have two minutes to locate the WPS button to connect to the network.  
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Adding/Add the network manually on your phone

Adding the network manually requires you SSID {The name of the wireless network}, Type of Security{ WPA,WPA2, WEP or WPA+WPA2} and your Network Key/Passphrase or Key1. Those mentioned requirements are critical to have for adding manually.

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    Same steps as on other and hit manually add network and put in the SSID, Security and Passphrase.
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Important: If you do not know your wireless password or settings then you need to access the User Interface of the router by it's IP address and using your computer. See below on how to check IP address on your computer to access the User Interface.

Windows XP

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    Point the mouse cursor and click on Start button to open the Start Menu
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    Click Run, and type in cmd then click OK or press start on the keyboard
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    Type in the command prompt box as ipconfig /all and take note of the Default Gateway.
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Windows Vista and Windows 7

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    Point the mouse cursor and click on the start button and hit on Control panel to get in to the next settings page.
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    Point the mouse cursor and click on Network and Internet then Network and sharing center.
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    Once you have the Network and Sharing Center page, Located on the left hand side just click on Change adapter settings.
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    On the change adapter settings either Local Area Connect or Wireless network connection icon.
    Right click then click Status and details to get the Default gateway address.
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Using Mac computer

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    On your computer, located on the top left corner click the Apple icon then system preferences.
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    A page will pop up then click on the Network.
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    Select either WiFi {Airport} or Ethernet and click the Advanced button.
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    Click on the TCP/IP tab and take note of the router portion as it will show the IP address of the router an equivalent of default gateway on Windows computer.
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Accessing the User Interface of your Wireless access point/Router

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    You can open any web browser and type the default gateway in the address bar.
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    Type in your default User Name and password that can be found on the router itself.
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    Once your in the User Interface, look for wireless settings where you can change or check the settings.
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Two Types of Internet access

2G/3G and 4G connection

2G/3G and 4G connection needs special configuration from your network carrier like AT&T, Verizon and any other providers, such as APN, User Name and any other. Regular charges may apply upon using this service from their end if you don't have an unlimited plan.

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2G/3G and 4G are being offered to all network providers to gain access on the internet and MMS to all subscribers and charges may vary from the service plan you purchased. To better assist you regarding the charges, you may contact the network provider you have to know more.

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Wireless Internet

Wireless internet connection is always free of charge. You need to connect your phone from an access point to get in to the network and have internet access freely whether your in the Office, Streets with free WiFi, at Home, Restaurants and any other places around the globe.

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How can I use internet from LG Optimus phone to Desktop?

Use internet from phone to desktop computer. I have tried: Use data cable for that

Please see our article on how to do that: Use LG Optimus as Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot. After that, you have to have a WiFi device on your computer. Enable it, find the network, and connect to it.

If your computer does not have a WiFi device:

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    connect your phone to your computer using the USB cable;
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    press the home button;
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    press the menu button;
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    tap on "System settings".
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    tap on "Tethering & Networks";
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    tap on the "USB tethering" toggle to turn it on.
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    follow any instructions on the screen.
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Having trouble - I go through the search/connect step to find the router name, the phone saves the password, connects for about 3 seconds, then drops the WiFi connection. Signal level is always excellent, and my home network always stays visible on the phone - it just won't stay connected to it.. I have tried: Phone will always connect OK to other secured and unsecured WiFi networks, just not my home network.. I think it was caused by: No idea - everything worked fine last week

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I'm unable to get access to the internet on my LG Optimus G Pro?

I can make phone calls and send/receive text messages. Not multimedia messages. When I search for any website, the screen displays no internet access. I have tried: I've attempted to create an APN. I get to that screen and the antenna bars look to be searching and no network appears. I just finished a complete reset that I'm kinda regretting.. I think it was caused by: It came this way. I've a new SIM card from T-Mobile. AT&T phone. I'm working on putting the pieces together.

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