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    Wi-Fi

    Arrow left Xperia XZ support overview

    Use ‎Wi-Fi to surf the internet, download applications, or send and receive emails. Once you have connected to a ‎Wi-Fi network, your device remembers the network and automatically connects to it the next time you come within range.

    Some ‎Wi-Fi networks require you to log in to a web page before you can get access. Contact the relevant ‎Wi-Fi network administrator for more information.

    Available ‎Wi-Fi networks may be open or secured. Secured networks are indicated by Wi-Fi lock icon next to the ‎Wi-Fi network name.

    Some ‎Wi-Fi networks do not show up in the list of available networks because they do not broadcast their network name (SSID). If you know the network name, you can add it manually to your list of available ‎Wi-Fi networks.

    To turn Wi-Fi on or off

    1. Find and tap Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi .
    2. Tap the slider to enable or disable ‎Wi-Fi .

    It may take a few seconds before ‎Wi-Fi is enabled.

    To connect to a Wi-Fi network

    1. Find and tap Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi .
    2. Tap the slider to turn on ‎Wi-Fi . All available ‎Wi-Fi networks are displayed.
    3. Tap a ‎Wi-Fi network to connect to it. For secured networks, enter the relevant password. Wi-Fi icon is displayed in the status bar once you are connected.

    The list of available ‎Wi-Fi networks refreshes automatically. If you cannot connect to a ‎Wi-Fi network successfully, refer to the relevant troubleshooting tips .

    To add a Wi-Fi network manually

    1. Find and tap Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi .
    2. Scroll down and tap Add network.
    3. Enter the Network name information.
    4. To select a security type, tap the Security field.
    5. If required, enter a password.
    6. To edit advanced options such as proxy and IP settings, tap Advanced options and then edit the options as desired.
    7. Tap Save.

    Contact your ‎Wi-Fi network administrator to get the network SSID and password.

    Increasing Wi-Fi signal strength

    Wi-Fi antenna area

    There are a number of things you can do to improve ‎Wi-Fi reception:

    • Move your device closer to the ‎Wi-Fi access point.
    • Move the ‎Wi-Fi access point away from any potential obstructions or interference.
    • Don’t cover the ‎Wi-Fi antenna area of your device (the highlighted area in the illustration).

    Wi-Fi settings

    When you are connected to a ‎Wi-Fi network or when there are ‎Wi-Fi networks available in your vicinity, you can view the status of these networks. You can also enable your device to notify you whenever an open ‎Wi-Fi network is detected.

    To enable or disable Wi-Fi network notifications

    1. Make sure that ‎Wi-Fi is turned on for your device.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi .
    3. Tap Wi-Fi preferences.
    4. Tap the Open network notification slider to enable or disable.

    To view detailed information about a connected Wi-Fi network

    1. Find and tap Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi .
    2. Tap the ‎Wi-Fi network that you are currently connected to. Detailed network information is displayed.

    To set a Wi-Fi sleep policy

    1. Find and tap Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi .
    2. Tap Wi-Fi preferences > Advanced > Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep.
    3. Select an option.

    To enable auto network switch

    1. Find and tap Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi .
    2. Tap Wi-Fi preferences.
    3. Tap the Auto network switch slider and tap ENABLE.

    To find the MAC address for your device

    1. Find and tap Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi .
    2. Tap Wi-Fi preferences > Advanced.
    3. The MAC address is displayed in the list.

    The ‎Wi-Fi Mac address is also displayed under Settings > System > About phone > Status > Wi-Fi MAC address .

    ‎Wi-Fi Protected Setup™

    ‎Wi-Fi Protected Setup is a wireless networking standard that helps you establish secure wireless network connections. ‎Wi-Fi Protected Setup makes it easy for you to set up WPA™ ( ‎Wi-Fi Protected Access®) encryption to secure your network. You can also add new devices to an existing network without entering long passwords.

    Use one of these methods to enable ‎Wi-Fi Protected Setup:
    • Push button method – simply push a button on a ‎Wi-Fi Protected Setup-supported device, for example, a router.
    • PIN method – your device creates a random PIN, which you enter on the ‎Wi-Fi Protected Setup-supported device.

    To connect to a Wi-Fi network using a ‎Wi-Fi Protected Setup button

    1. Find and tap Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi .
    2. Turn on ‎Wi-Fi if it is not already on.
    3. Tap Wi-Fi preferences > Advanced > WPS Push Button, then press the ‎Wi-Fi Protected Setup button on the ‎Wi-Fi Protected Setup-supported device.

    To connect to a Wi-Fi network using a ‎Wi-Fi Protected Setup PIN

    1. Find and tap Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi .
    2. Turn on ‎Wi-Fi if it is not already on.
    3. Tap Wi-Fi preferences > Advanced > WPS PIN Entry.
    4. On the ‎Wi-Fi Protected Setup-supported device, enter the PIN that appears on your device.

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