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    Wi-Fi

    Arrow left Xperia 10 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.

    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.

    Note

    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 switch to enable or disable Wi-Fi.

    To connect to a Wi-Fi network

    1. Find and tap Settings > Network & internet > Wi-Fi.
    2. Tap the switch 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 (Wi-Fi icon) is displayed in the status bar once you are connected.

    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, IP settings and Hidden network, tap Advanced options and then edit the options as desired.
    7. Tap SAVE.

    Increasing Wi-Fi signal strength

    Diagram of the Wi-Fi/GPS antenna's position on the upper area in the rear view.

    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.

    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 turn Wi-Fi on automatically

    1. Make sure that Wi-Fi is turned on for your device.
    2. Find and tap Settings > Network & internet > Wi-Fi.
    3. Scroll down and tap Wi‑Fi preferences. Tap the Turn on Wi‑Fi automatically switch to enable or disable.

    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. Scroll down and tap Wi‑Fi preferences.
    4. Tap the Open network notification switch 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 enable auto network switch

    1. Find and tap Settings > Network & internet > Wi-Fi.
    2. Tap Wi‑Fi preferences.
    3. Tap Advanced > Auto network switch and tap ENABLE.

    To change the Auto-connect setting for each saved network

    1. Find and tap Settings > Network & internet > Wi-Fi.
    2. Tap Wi‑Fi preferences > Advanced > Auto-connect.
    3. Tap the Wi-Fi network to enable or disable.

    To find the MAC address for your device

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

    Hint

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


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