The Wi-Fi Alliance defines Wi-Fi as any "wireless local area network" (WLAN) product based on the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' (IEEE) 802.11 standards. However, the term "Wi-Fi" is used in general English as a synonym for "WLAN" since most modern WLANs are based on these standards. "Wi-Fi" is a trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. The "Wi-Fi Certified" trademark can only be used by Wi-Fi products that successfully complete Wi-Fi Alliance interoperability certification testing.
Galaxy S7 Manual Connecting WiFiMany devices can use Wi-Fi, e.g. personal computers, video-game consoles, smartphones, digital cameras, tablet computers and digital audio players. These can connect to a network resource such as the Internet via a wireless network access point. Such an access point (or hotspot) has a range of about 20 meters (66 feet) indoors and a greater range outdoors. Hotspot coverage can be as small as a single room with walls that block radio waves, or as large as many square kilometres achieved by using multiple overlapping access points
Wi-Fi provides wireless Internet access over distances of up to 300 feet. To use your phone’s Wi-Fi, you need access to a wireless access point or “hotspot.”
The availability and range of the Wi-Fi signal depends on a number of factors, including infrastructure and other objects through which the signal passes.
Turn On Wi-Fi Galaxy S7 and Connect to a Wireless NetworkUse the Wireless & networks setting menu on Galaxy S7 to enable your phone’s Wi-Fi radio and connect to an available Wi-Fi network.
1. From Samsung Galaxy S7 home, tap Apps > Settings .
3. Tap the ON/OFF switch to turn on Wi-Fi Galaxy S7
Wi-Fi is enabled. You will see the names and security settings of in-range Wi-Fi networks.
To disable Wi-Fi Galaxy S7 tap the ON/OFF switch again.
4.Tap a Wi-Fi network to connect, enter the password (if it’s not an open network), and then tap Connect.
Your phone is connected to the Wi-Fi network. You will see in the status bar.
- The password, for a household wireless LAN router, is sometimes found on a sticker on the router (WEP, WPA, KEY, etc.). Contact the router manufacturer for information. For password for a public wireless LAN, check with user's service provider.
- Entering a password is not required if an access point is not security protected.
The next time your Galaxy S7 connects to a previously accessed secured wireless network, you will not be prompted to enter the password again, unless you reset Galaxy S7 to its factory default settings or you instruct the phone to forget the network.
Galaxy S7 Wi-Fi SettingsUse the Wi-Fi settings menu to Galaxy S7 Manual Connecting WiFi set your Galaxy S7 Wi-Fi connection options.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings
2. Tap Wi-Fi . The Wi-Fi settings menu appears.
3. Tap the ON/OFF switch to turn Wi-Fi on.
Wi-Fi is enabled. You will see the names and security settings of in-range Wi-Fi networks. To disable Wi-Fi, tap the ON/OFF switch again.
4. Tap More > Advanced.
The advanced Wi-Fi settings menu appears.
5.Configure your Wi-Fi settings.
Your Wi-Fi settings changes are saved.
Disconnect Wi-Fi Galaxy S7
You may want to remove a connected Wi-Fi network.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings .
2. Tap Wi-Fi on your Samsung Galaxy S7
The Galaxy S7 Wi-Fi settings menu appears.
3. Press and hold the name of the connected access point, and then tap Forget network.
Wi-Fi is disconnected and the network settings are removed.
After “forgetting” an access point, you need to enter the correct password (and other network settings, if required) to reconnect. Read Next Galaxy S7 WiFi Calling