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Samsung Galaxy S8 Wireless Setup Guide

Samsung Galaxy S8 Wireless Setup Guide

Samsung Galaxy S8 Wireless Setup Guide - Wi-Fi is a term used for certain types of Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN). Wi-Fi communication requires access to a wireless Access Point (AP). Learn to get an advanced setup Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ here.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Wireless Setup Network

To scan for a Galaxy S8/S8+ Wi-Fi network and connect to it:
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Settings > Wi-Fi, and then tap On/Off to turn on Wi-Fi.
  • When Wi-Fi is turned on, your device automatically scans for available networks and displays them.
3. Tap the network you want to connect to.
  • When you select an open network, you are automatically connected to the network. Otherwise, enter a password to connect.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Wireless Setup Samsung Galaxy S8 Manually Connect to a Wi‑Fi Network

You can use Samsung S8 connect your device to a Wi-Fi network manually.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Settings > Wi-Fi, and then tap On/Off to turn on Wi-Fi.
3. Swipe to the bottom of the screen and tap Add network.
4. Enter information about the Wi-Fi network:
  • Network name: Enter the name of the Wi-Fi network.
  • Security: Select a security option and enter your password.
  • Auto reconnect: Connect to this network automatically whenever available.
  • Show advanced options: Add advanced options such as IP settings and Proxy settings.
5. Tap Connect to store the new information and connect to your target wireless Access Point.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Wi-Fi Options

The Samsung Galaxy S8 Wi-Fi settings menu allows you to set up many of your device’s advanced Wi-Fi services.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Settings > Wi-Fi, and then tap On/Off to turn on Wi-Fi.
3. Tap More options > Advanced for options:
  • Show Wi-Fi pop-up: Notify if Wi-Fi is available when opening apps.
  • Smart network switch: Connect automatically to a mobile network connection when the Wi-Fi connection is unstable.
  • Wi-Fi notifications: Receive notifications when open networks in range are detected.
  • Hotspot 2.0: Connect automatically to Wi-Fi access points that support Hotspot 2.0.
  • Manage networks: Manage your saved Wi-Fi networks.
  • WPS push button: Set up a connection to a WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) router or other equipment.
  • WPS PIN entry: View the PIN used by your device to set up a PIN-secured connection to a Wi-Fi router or other equipment (not configurable).
  • Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep: Specify when to disconnect from Wi-Fi.
  • Install network certificates: Install authentication certificates.
  • Wi-Fi control history: View devices that have turned your Wi‑Fi on or off.
  • MAC address: View your device’s MAC address, which is required when connecting to some secured networks (not configurable).
  • IP address: View your device’s IP address (not configurable).
Samsung Galaxy S8 Wireless Setup

Samsung Galaxy S8 Wi-Fi Direct

Samsung Galaxy S8 Wi-Fi Direct allows direct device-to-device connections using Wi-Fi, without having to connect to a Wi-Fi network.

Connect to a Device with Wi-Fi Direct

Use Wi-Fi Direct to connect directly to other Wi‑Fi Direct devices.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Settings > Wi-Fi, and then tap On/Off to turn on Wi-Fi.
  • Wi-Fi must be on to configure settings.
3. Tap Wi-Fi Direct. Your device automatically scans for nearby Wi-Fi Direct devices.
4. Select a device, and then follow the prompts to complete the connection.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Share Data with Wi-Fi Direct

Share data with another device using Wi-Fi Direct.
1. Connect Samsung Galaxy S8 to the device using Wi‑Fi Direct.
2. From an app, tap Share or More options > Share.
3. Tap Wi-Fi Direct and follow the prompts.

Disconnect from Wi-Fi Direct

Disconnect Galaxy S8 from a Wi-Fi Direct device.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Settings > Wi-Fi > Wi‑Fi Direct.
3. Tap a device to disconnect it.
4. For information wireless setup you read Galaxy S8+ manual.