How to set up the Internet on android?

The modern smartphone can theoretically be used without connecting to the Internet. But in this case, in its functionality, it will be not far from the simplest push-button mobile phone. Therefore, we recommend that you connect the Internet by using our leadership. And you do not have to put money on the account - in the article you will find an instruction on connecting to public networks Wi-Fi.

Data transfer rate

If you are just going to buy a smartphone yourself, then definitely pay attention to its characteristics. The fact is that different models have different data transfer rates. In the figures, it is rarely written - instead of the characteristics indicate supported communication standards. Here are their list in order of increasing speed:

  • GPRS;
  • EDGE;
  • 3G;
  • 4G (LTE);
  • LTE-Advance.

Aimo exactly on this item in specifications, if the Internet access is very important for you. Also remember that not all operators have 4G equipment in an absolutely every major city of our country. And there is nothing to say about the villages and villages - 3G-smartphone will be quite conscious.

You can still pay attention to the supported Wi-Fi standard. In the overwhelming majority of cases, we transmit data by Wi-Fi 802.11n. But recently, routers with support for standard 802.11ac are becoming increasingly popular, providing a very high speed of receiving and transmitting information. If you are planning to install a similar router in the near future, it is desirable to purchase a device that is able to work with the above Wi-Fi standard. However, it is absolutely not necessary.

Setting the Wi-Fi wireless network

But enough to interpret the theory. It's time to tell about how to set up the Internet on android. And you should start with Wi-Fi settings. Usually, it is precisely with this problems that beginner users arise, since this process is almost not automated. Note that it is easiest to connect to your own router. A little more difficult to make it with friends, at work and somewhere else. So, you should make the following actions:

Step 1. Go to " Settings". If the corresponding icon is not in the notifications panel, then find it in the menu.

Step 2. Go to the section " Wi-Fi". On some devices next to it is a switch. It must be translated into the included position.

Step 3. If this section has a checkbox, then activate it.

Step 4. Now click on the name of the Wi-Fi network, with which you want to include the Internet on Android.

Step 5. If the network is protected, then enter Password from it. For more convenience, you can put a tick about item " Show password." When you finish with the input of the password - click on the " button".

That's all. Now your smartphone has remembered this network and will connect to it automatically. With public networks, the same thing is if you have already connected to that, in the future, in this place, your device will be connected independently. Although there are exceptions.

Using WPS

Friends connect to Wi-Fi and using another method. It consists in pressed on the router of the button WPS. This allows you to knock down the password and network name. But first, on a smartphone or tablet, you also need to press the WPS button - in this case is not physical, but virtual.

Note : on some modern Android smartphones (based on Android 9 and above) WPS may be absent.

This is as follows:

Step 1. Go to " settings".

Step 2. Go to the " Wi-Fi section already mentioned by us".

Step 3. If necessary, activate the switch. Then click on the " option". On many devices, it is made in the form of a vertical threefold and is located in the upper right corner.

Step 4. Press " Additional functions". On some gadgets, this step is skipped, since the " WPS clause is located directly in the context menu.

Step 5. Press " The WPS button.

Step 6. Next, you have about one minute to press the WPS button located on the router housing. If you did not have time to do this, then try again after a few minutes.

After that, the smartphone will connect to the network distributed by the router, as a result of which you can access the Internet.

Setting up GPRS, EDGE, 3G and 4G

Setting up mobile internet is both easier and more difficult. Usually, the user does not need to delve into the settings at all - telecom operators send a special file that automatically prescribes all the parameters. This does not happen only in the most extreme cases - when your smartphone or tablet model is not in the operator's database. But believe me, these databases are so extensive that you can not find there only all sorts of Chinese non-names. If you are unlucky, you will have to configure Internet access manually. This is done on Android as follows:

Step 1. Go to " Settings" as you did before.

Step 2. Go to " Other networks". In some smartphones and tablets, it may be called “ Other networks ” or “ More ” - it all depends on the translation.

Step 3. Here you need to click on the item “ Mobile networks ”.

Step 4. What happens next depends on the specific software implementation. In some devices, you will be taken to a menu, which is shown in the screenshot below. In this case, you need to open the item " Access points (APN)". In other models, the corresponding settings may immediately open.

Step 5. Anyway, you need to add your carrier's access point if these parameters are not received after you inserted the SIM card. In our case, this is done by pressing a button with a plus sign.

Step 6. After pressing the corresponding button, you will see a lot of fields. First of all, pay attention to the items “ Authentication Type ” (may also be called “ Authentication Type ”) and “ APN Type ” (on older devices it is called “ Access point type").

Step 7. Select "PAP" in the first step. It is this type of authentication that is used by the vast majority of cellular operators around the world.

Step 8. In the second field, manually write " default,supl" - without quotes and spaces, as in the following screenshot. Press the " OK" button.

Step 9. Next, pay attention to the top item " ". Here you need to register the name of the access point - usually the name of the telecom operator is introduced here.

Step 10. Finally, click on the " APN or" point Access". The special Internet address of your operator is introduced here:

  • MTS -
  • MegaFon - Internet
  • Beeline -
  • Tele2 -

Step 11. Next Enter the username and password:

  • MTS - MTS and MTS
  • MegaFon - GDATA and GDATA
  • Beeline - Beeline and Beeline
  • Tele2 - both fields empty

If you use the services of a smaller telecom operator, you can recognize its settings by visiting the official site. You can also call the subscriber center - you will definitely prejuate the APN, and the username, and password.

Summing up

As you understood, you can configure the mobile Internet without any work. It is done almost easier than on old push-button phones. Fortunately, with the current technology, it is necessary to bother with this in very rare cases.