How to Configure Wireless LAN in Nokia N8

Nokia N8 is making waves in the market. Here is an instant guide to Configure Wireless LAN in Nokia N8.

You should define how your device wants to connects to the internet first. The device will automatically checks for and connects to an available known network when a network connection is needed. Selection is based on the connection settings, unless there are application-specific settings applied.

Select Menu > Settings and Connectivity > Settings.

Automatically switch to a known wireless local area network (WLAN) connection when available

Select Switch to WLAN > Known WLANs only.

You can also connect to WLANs manually using the WLAN wizard application.

Only use a WLAN connection

For WLAN connections when in your home network, select Data use in home network > WLAN only. For WLAN connections when outside your home network, select Data use when roaming > WLAN only.

Automatically use a packet data connection when in your home network

Select Data use in home network > Automatic.

To set the device to request confirmation before connecting, select Data use in home network > Always ask.

Request confirmation before using a packet data connection when outside your home network

Select Data use when roaming > Always ask.

To set the device to automatically connect, select Data use when roaming > Automatic. Opening connections when abroad can raise data transfer costs substantially.

Select Menu > Settings and Connectivity > WLAN.

The WLAN wizard application helps you connect to a wireless local area network (WLAN) and manage your WLAN connections.

Important: Use encryption to increase the security of your WLAN connection. Using encryption reduces the risk of others accessing your data.

Note: Using WLAN may be restricted in some countries. For example, in France, you are only allowed to use WLAN indoors. For more information, contact your local authorities.

Connect to a WLAN at home

To help save data costs, connect to your home WLAN when you are at home and want to browse the web on your device.

1. Select Menu > Settings and Connectivity > WLAN.

2. Select and hold your home WLAN, and from the pop-up menu, select Start web browsing.

If your home WLAN is secured, enter the passcode. If your home WLAN is hidden, select Other (hidden netw.), and enter the network name (service set identifier, SSID).

Close the WLAN connection

Select and hold the connection, and from the pop-up menu, select Disconnect WLAN.

Connect to a WLAN on the move

Connecting to a WLAN is a handy way of accessing the internet when not at home.

Connect to public WLANs in public places, such as a library or internet café.

1. Select Menu > Settings and Connectivity > WLAN.
2. Select and hold the desired WLAN connection, and from the pop-up menu, select Start web browsing.

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