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Discussion in 'Samsung Galaxy S4' started by ron316, Jun 24, 2013.

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    i need help to set wifi up were do i find network key on gs4 or is there a video on you tube for gs4
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    I;m not sure I understand what you are looking for. There is no network key on the S4, the key, (password) is in your router. Go to settings - connections and make certain WiFi is on then tap the left side of the WiFi connection to scan for your router. When you find it tap the connection and enter the key.
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    Just the the person above me said. The network key is the password (if any) to the wifi network you are trying to connect to. The network is password protected (sometimes with wep or wpa) to prevent unknown users from connecting. If it's your wifi network you can find that info by logging into your router (Web address 192.168.1.1). Hope this helps.

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    I suspect he wasn't using 'key' to refer to the WPA key/password, he was thinking there was a hard or soft button/key like on other devices that turns on the Wifi. You got him there though.
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    Well... If that's the case then to turn the wifi on/off on the S4 you need to go to settings >wifi>on/off. But the OP did state network key. The only network key I'm aware of would be the wifi password.

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    thanks guys i screwed up i meant when i try to use my phone as a portable hot spot my laptop ask for a network key.even when i use usb connection.were do i find this network that its asking for is there a video for dummies some were
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    Never tried using the stock WiFi hotspot app as it would cost me $$$, I use PDANet (one time charge), but in the hotspot app it should have asked for a passphrase or password to set the hotspot up. That's what you would be looking for. Double check the options in the app..
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    Oh! Lol I'm sorry. OK, on the S3 and on the S4 when you turn on the hotspot a notification will appear that says "wifi hotspot connected, tap to configure". Tap on the notification and then tap configure. A Window will pop up where you can change your SSID and password. Once you make the changes hit save. And viola! Done :D

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    I changed the ssid and password but still cant connect but thanks for the help
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    Is your laptop giving you an error or anything g?

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    it says cant connect to this network
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    it says cant connect to network is there a setting on laptop perhaps
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    Yeah u was thinking that too. Have you tried to connect any other devices to your hotspot?

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    What app are you using ? If you're paying for the service ,(which I pray you're not, pdanet+ fka foxfi has the same service for a one time fee)-then it should be located in the stock hotspot menu. If you're using pdanet once you launch it everything appears. ssid, password, etc.
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    I think ill have to factory reset my phone because I can hook up my kids gs3 no prob
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    If other devices will connect to your hotspot then it's your laptop not your phone.

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    Here's a thought. How old is the WiFi in your laptop? Does your laptop's WiFi support WPA encryption? If your laptop only supports WEP, then that is your issue. The mobile hotspot in your phone uses WPA encryption.
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    Usually a laptop has to be pretty old to not support a wpa encryption. Plus, if it was that then he would have been able to enter the password at all. But, I could be wrong. He could disable the PW on his hotspot and try to connect. If the laptop connects, then we know it's not liking the security.

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    Welcome to the forums! :)
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    Hay!
    you can take help from this How to set up a wireless network (WLAN) in your home
    even i too have struck many times, but if you query here your all problems be solved for sure.

    Good Luck DancingNexus

    Thanks
    Michael.
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