How to connect to WiFi on an Android Device

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Android WiFi LogoLearn how to connect to WiFi with an Android device. This guide will explain how to connect your Android device to WiFi. If you're connecting to your own WiFi network at home, have a look at the Connect to In-Home WiFi section. See Connect to Shaw Go WiFi if you're out and using our open WiFi service on the go.
 

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This article applies to any device running Android KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow, or Nougat. Please note that the steps may vary slightly between different device manufacturers and OS versions, but the process is generally the same.     

 

 

How to connect and Android device to in-home WiFi
  1. Swipe down on the notification bar at the top of the phone's screen. Depending on your version of Android, you may need to swipe down twice
  2. Tap the Settings icon in the top right corner
  3. Tap Wi-Fi
  4. Move the Wi-Fi slider option to the On position
  5. Select the network to which you would like to 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 that modem*
  6. 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 that modem*
  7. Touch Connect

Related: How to set up email on an Android device, Getting started with Shaw In-Home WiFi and Shaw Go WiFi

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*If you have customized your network name (SSID) and password and can no longer remember the login credentials you will need to restore your Wireless Modem to the default settings. 

    

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How to connect an Android device to Shaw Go WiFi

The steps below will cover connecting your Android device to Shaw Go WiFi. For more information about using Shaw Go WiFi, please see How to Connect to a Shaw Go WiFi Hotspot.
 

  1. Swipe down on the notification bar at the top of the phone's screen. Depending on your version of Android, you may need to swipe down twice
  2. Tap the Settings icon in the top right corner
  3. Tap Wi-Fi
  4. Move the Wi-Fi slider option to the On position
  5. Select the ShawOpen WiFi network
  6. Open your web browser and you will be presented with the Shaw Go WiFi sign in page
    1. Sign in using your Shaw.ca email address and password, or enter your access code
      Shaw Go WiFi Connect
    2. If you have not yet registered this device to your account you will be given the option to do so now. Registering your device will allow it to automatically connect to Shaw Go WiFi hotspots when you are within their range.
    3. Enter your device's name and select Remember Device, or Continue without remembering device if you do not wish to register this device to Shaw Go WiFi
      Shaw Go WiFi Remember your device
  7. You will now be connected to a Shaw Go WiFi hotspot

Related: About Shaw Go WiFi, Manage Shaw Go WiFi Devices in My Shaw

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