How to set up email and WiFi - Samsung Galaxy Nexus

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus PhoneThis guide will explain how to connect your Samsung Galaxy Nexus phone to WiFi and also provides instructions on how to setup your Shaw email account through an Exchange server. While you can set up your Shaw email through a POP or IMAP server, ActiveSync/Exchange is preferred. For more information on the differences between  IMAP and POP, please see the following article: POP and IMAP email account types.


For more information, see: Samsung Galaxy Nexus Product Support




Did You Know?


Microsoft Exchange (ActiveSync) is the most convenient way to setup your email and is recommended as it is the best option for users looking to check mail worldwide and from different computers/devices.


Learn More: What email setup is right for me?

Preferred email setup: ActiveSync/Microsoft Exchange

Follow the steps below to configure your Samsung smartphone or tablet to send and receive emails using an ActiveSync/Exchange Server. Exchange offers advanced mail handling, less confusion for accounts connected to multiple devices, and synchronization with calendars and contacts.


  1. Ensure that your email account password meets the minimum security requirements
  2. Select the MENU button on your Galaxy Nexus
  3. Choose Email
    Samsung Galaxy Nexus > Email Icon Highlighted
  4. Enter your Shaw email address and password, then click Next
  5. Choose Exchange
    Samsung Galaxy Nexus > Exchange Email Settings
  6. Enter the following information on your Nexus:
    • Domain\Username: Your Shaw email address without
    • Password: Your Shaw email password
    • Server:
    • Accept all SSL certificates: Yes (add a check mark)
  7. Choose Next
    Samsung Galaxy Nexus - Email Account Setup Options
  8. Choose which services you would like to sync (Mail, Contacts and Calendar)
  9. Press Next to finish setup

Related: Alternative POP and IMAP Settings

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WiFi setup

To connect your Galaxy Nexus to your wireless (WiFi) network, follow these steps:


  1. Select the Settings from the Apps screen on your Galaxy Nexus
    Samsung Galaxy Nexus Settings icon
  2. Under Wireless & Networks, turn Wi-Fi on
  3. Select Wi-Fi (turn on Wi-Fi). Your device will let you know that WiFi networks are available
  4. Tap on the network that you would like to connect to from the available list, then press Connect
    • If you are using a Shaw Wireless Modem you will be able to find your network name by looking at the white sticker on the top of the modem*
  5. Enter the network password (unless the network is open and requires no password)
    • If you are using a Shaw Wireless Modem you will be able to find your network password by looking at the white sticker on the top of the modem*
  6. Press Connect

Related: How to connect to a Shaw Go WiFi Hotspot

Did You Know?


* If you have customized your network name (SSID) and/or password and can no longer remember the login credentials, you will need to restore it to factory settings.


Learn More: Restore your wireless modem to the default settings


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