Connect Samsung Galaxy S3 to Wi-Fi

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These days, smartphones' network providers have bundles for data plans, or packages to those using prepaid. But what if you've consumed your data package and you can no longer connect to an internet? These days, most of the shops have free WiFi they offer their customers. In this article we will show you how you can connect to a public WiFi, and get access to the internet using your Samsung Galaxy S3.

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Instructions

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    Tap "Apps" located on the lower right corner of your mobile.
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    From your apps, tap "Settings".
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    Turn on your WiFi.
    To do this, tap the ON/OFF option. (See the image below.)
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    When it is ON it should look like the image below:
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    To connect, tap "WiFi."
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    Now you should see the available WiFi networks.
    Select the network you want to connect to. If the network is secured and asks for credentials or password, you might have to ask someone who works there. Type in the password of the network and tap "Connect."
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    If your password is correct you should be able to access the internet.
    Make sure you type the password correctly and ask whether the password is in lower or upper case.
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Other Methods

Connecting to the WiFi has three methods as mentioned above. Such as scan and connect or by adding the network manually and using a WPS PIN, known as the Push "N" Connect technology.

Adding your WiFi/Wireless Network Manually

  • On your phone, tap on the applications icon, or "Apps."
  • Tap on "Settings Porting" to get into the next options.
  • Check the WiFi to see if you have it enabled and tap on "Add Network Manually."
  • Type the SSID (The name of your WiFi or to where you are trying to connect, the security (like if you have WEP, WPA, WPA2 or the Combination of the WPA and WPA2) and lastly, your wireless password or authentication. Then tap "OK" to complete.
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Important: If you don't know your wireless settings to add them manually, then you have to access the user interface of your wireless router to check the settings. See below on how to check your wireless settings such as SSID Wireless/WiFi network name), security and password.

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Check Your Wireless Settings

  • Go to any online computer, either wired or wireless, or connect a computer to the router with an Ethernet cord to access the default gateway of the router.
  • On a Windows based computer (PC or Laptop) do an ipconfig. To do this, click Start button and then All Programs go to Accessories and select the Command Prompt. IP in ipconfig in the black box and take note/ familiarize the default IP address under LAN or WLAN.
  • Open any browser, type in the IP address in the address bar and press "Enter."
  • Type in your default username and password to get into the settings. Check the back panel of the router to get the default access.
  • Look for wireless settings or WiFi network name under set-up.
  • Take note of the SSID (Wireless/WiFi network name), security type and your passphrase or network key.
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Connecting Using "Push N" Connect

This method depends on the security from the router you have or where you want to connect. The security must be on WPA2 to use "Push N" Connect method. Other than the said security, the feature is not accessible. See below on how to connect:

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  • On your phone, go to applications, then hit "Settings" to view the next menu.
  • Make sure that the WiFi is enabled, then tap the name of the WiFi network and tap "Connect WPS."
  • Once the counter starts, go to your wireless router and look for the WPS button to press it once.
  • Wait for a couple of seconds to connect to the WiFi Network.

Connecting Using PIN

You need to check the UI (User Interface) of your WiFi router to generate the WPS PIN. See below how to generate a wireless PIN.

  • Access the User Interface UI) of the router. See "Important" above.
  • Go to the Add WPS wizard and click "Next" to continue.
  • From the two methods given on the Utility menu, hit the "WPS PIN" then hit next or continue.
  • Click on "Generate" and take note of the PIN.
  • On your phone, tap on Applications then the Settings and go to the WiFi
  • Tap the name of the WiFi network, and type in the PIN to connect to the network.

Video Tutorial

For your convenience we have recorded these instructions on video. You can watch this video to help clarify the instructions in this Wiki. Please keep in mind that the Wiki is always being updated, so the Wiki instructions may be more up to date than the video. Connect the Samsung Galaxy to WIFI

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Samsung Galaxy S3 Tech specs, the I9300

This information for the Samsung Galaxy S3 tech specs provides a breakdown regarding the features on the phone, it's built-in and capabilities to what you can do and what not.

General Network Information

2G Phone network connection supports the following Technology: GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900 3G Phone network connection supports the following Technology: HSDPA 850, HSDPA 900, HSDPA 1900, HSDPA2100 The phone is using a Micro SIM slot referred to as a regular SIM, which is way bigger that the Nano SIM cards meant for latest phones, such as Galaxy S4, and commonly used for LTE/4G. The phone was announced in 2012, the month of May, and released later the same month. The phone is still available in the market.

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Phone Display

Phone Screen: The phone screen has a Super AMOLED capacitive with 16 Million colors, with a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 Pixels. The Screen size is 4.8 Inches and up to 306 ppi pixel density for clear view. The phone supports multiple-touch as well, with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 and has a TouchWiz User Interface.

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Sound and Memory

Alert Types: The phone supports WAV and MP3 formats for ringtones and a built-in loudspeaker with 3.55 Millimeter Jack. The phone has microSD card slot that can support up to 64GB and you can choose a phone model with either 16GB, 32GB or 64GB built in. The phone has 1GB RAM.

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Data

GPRS: Phone GPRS is using Class 12 GPRS technology (The 4+1, 3+2, 2+3, 1+4 slots). The phone GPRS speed is from 32 to 48 Kbps. EDGE: It uses class 12 technology. SPEED: The speed for HSDPA can go up to 21Mbps and the HSUPA has 5.76Mbps WLAN: The built-in WLAN adapter of this phone has 802.11 a/b/g/n support. Also a dual-band and DLNA too. It has support for WiFi direct and WiFi Hotspot. Bluetooth: The phone supports Bluetooth and version 4.0 with A2DP and EDR. USB: The phone has MHL of Micro USB version 2.0 and a USB On-The-Go or OTG.

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Camera and its Features

Primary Camera: It uses an 8MP with 3264 x 2448 pixels and autofocus with an LED flash. Camera Features are as follows:

  • HD video and image recording.
  • Geo-Tagging.
  • Touch focus.
  • Image Stabilization.
  • Face and smile detection.
  • The camera can record up to 1080p with 30 frames per second. Its secondary camera has 1.9 Mp and support for 720p at 30 frames per second.
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Phone Core Features

Operating System (OS): Android 4.0.4 version called; Ice Cream Sandwich and 4.3 called; Jelly bean. The plans for the phone was to support 4.4.2, known in the market as; Kitkat. Chipset: The phone has 4412 Quad, the Exynos. CPU: It has 1.4 Ghz Cortex-A9, already a Quad-core and its GPU has Mali-400MP Sensors are as follows:

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  • Gyro.
  • Proximity.
  • Compass.
  • Barometer and accelerometer.

Messaging: The phone supports Push Main, I'm, RSS, SMS in thread view and MMS. Browser: It uses HTML and Adobe Flash Radio: The phone has FM radio (Stereo) with RDS GPS and Java: It has support for A-GPS also a GLONASS. Supports MIDP (Java) emulator. The phone is available in Amber Brown, Garnet Red, La Fleur, Sapphire Black, Pebble Blue, Titanium Grey and Marble White.

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Other Features

  • S-Voice natural language command dictation.
  • Supports Smart Stay eye tracking.
  • A 50 GB dropbox cloud storage support.
  • It has a noise active cancellation and has its own microphone.
  • It has a Television out using MHL AV cable link.
  • SNS Integration.
  • Supports the following video format: Xvid, DivX, WMV, H.264, H.263 and MP4 player.
  • Supports the following audio format: WAV, MP3, AC3, AAC+ and FLAC player.
  • Organizer support.
  • Video and picture or image editor.
  • The phone can view documents from Excel, Word, PDF and PowerPoint.
  • Supports for Maps, Gmail, Google Search, Picasa, Google Talk, Calendar and YouTube.
  • Voice Command, Dialing and Memo.
  • The phone supports Swype or Predictive text input.
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Battery

The phone can support mAh battery Li-ion. It has an estimated stand by time up to 590 Hours using 2G network and up to 790 Hours on 3G. the estimated time for talk time is up to 21 Hours and 40 Minutes and up to 11 Hours and 40 Minutes on 3G network. These numbers are estimates only and may change depends on how you are using the phone.

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Questions and Answers

Cannot find WPS connection on new Galaxy tab how I connected phone and kids Galaxy?

WPS Galaxy 3 does not have WPS button

You will have to do the following:

  • Turn on the WPS on your router.
  • On your phone - go to settings.
  • Tap WiFi.
  • Tap the network name that has WPS.
  • Tap show advanced options.
  • Tap push button from WPS drop down.
  • Tap connect.
  • Press the WPS button.
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If it is not successful, try to enable/disable the WiFi on your phone and try again.

How do I connect my Samsung Galaxy 3 s to WiFi using WPS?

I do not know router password? But I can push the button.

Unfortunately, to be able to access any local area network networks that's offered in your location that incorporates a security code, you will need to get the password or network authentication with that specific network. If you do not apprehend the router login, then you cannot hook up with that router. And yes you actually can push the button, but still you'll want the protection code to be able to hook up with that network.

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My S3 does not have a WPS button?

My S3 does not have a WPS button.

No, there's not a physical button to push to connect to the WiFi on your Galaxy S3. You can, however, add a widget toggle to enable WiFi on your home screen. Just save the WiFi network's login info on your phone then go into the Play Store app and install WiFi Toggle Widget, seen here:

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https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aiteam.WiFitogglewidget&hl=en

If you don't wish to install the additional app, you can also swipe from the top of your phone down to access the notification menu and hit the WiFi button at the top, seen here:

http://screencast.com/t/vdveCMBSv7

Connecting my Galaxy S3 to WiFi using WPS button?

I can't seem to find where the "connect using WPS" button is when I go to select my wireless network. Is there a separate menu for this? Or should it just be within the WiFi list of networks menu?. I have tried: I have gone through the WiFi menu to try and connect using the "connect using WPS option" but I can not find where this button is.

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S3 CAN NOT CONNECT WPS WiFi?

S3 CAN NOT CONNECT WPS WiFi,WHAT CAN I DO

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Hi please I would like to set password for WiFi?

Please I would like to set password for WiFi ??

To set a password for your WiFi router, you will need to use a browser, enter its IP address, and modify the password in a specific section. You may also need to enable either "WPA2-PSK" or "WPA-PSK" Please consult your router manual for specific steps and the default log-in name and password.

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To set a password for your WiFi mobile hotspot, then press the home button. Tap on "Apps" > "Settings" > "Tethering and WiFi hotspot" > "Portable WiFi hotspot" > triple-dot in the upper-right corner > "Configure". In the "Security" drop-down menu, select "WPA2 PSK". In the "Password" input field, enter the required password. Tap on "Save".

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Where do I find the WPS pin on my Samsung phone?

I want to add my phone securely to my home network

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See more questions like this: Where can I find WPS on my Samsung Galaxy S3

Galaxy S3 stuck on Turning On?

I cannot get my WiFi working on my S3? Can you help me my find out why?

Your phone might have not enough RAM, the power-saving mode is enabled, there might be wrong router settings, or the smartphone needs resetting.

Solution 1.

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    Press the home button.
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    Tap on Phone.
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    Dial *#0011#.
    This should open the service mode.
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    Press the menu button.
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    Tap on "WiFi".
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    Switch the power-saving mode off.
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Solution 2. Router settings.

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    Open the router in a browser by typing its IP address.
    It should be something like http://192.168.1.1, http://192.168.0.1, http://192.168.2.1, http://192.168.0.1, or another address.
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    Enter your log-in name and password.
    Usually, "admin" and "password" are the credentials.
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    Select the wireless settings section and set the Channel between 4-7.
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    Select some advanced tab and upgrade your firmware.
    To learn more how to upgrade the firmware of your router, refer to its manual.
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Solution 3. Conflicting devices. Disconnect devices connected to the router one by one and try turning on the WiFi option on your S3.

Solution 4. Clean the internal memory. Follow our tutorials on how to do that here and here.

Solution 5. When nothing else helps, hard-reset the smartphone.

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    Upon the first booting, uncheck "Restore from server" in Samsung and Google accounts.
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    To enable restoration and back-up, tap on "Apps" > "Settings" > "Accounts".
    Enable "Backup and restore" for Google and Samsung accounts.
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WiFi WPS option is missing can you help?

Hello, I was trying to connect to my WiFi by WPS but can't find that option on the phone Galaxy S3

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On step 3, how do I find the "add network manually" option? It doesn't show as far as I can tell?

Want to connect to a secure network

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Authentication error in connecting WiFi?

I am able to connect WiFi from any other place except my home network. The password I enter is absolutely correct but I still can't make it

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I have a Samsung Galaxy 4. My WiFi is not connecting. Router is OK. WiFi on computer. How do I get into check or reinstall security number on my phone that corresponds to my router?

How to connect my WiFi for Samsung Galaxy 4 to my router?

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When I enter the password of my WiFi router in Samsung S3 I9300, mobile says it is an error?

When I enter the password of my WiFi router in Samsung S3 I9300, mobile says it is an error

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