How to Enable WiFi on an Android Emulator

By Jason Taetsch

Android emulators replicate the operating condition of an Android-based phone or tablet so application developers can fine-tune their products during the development and testing phase. Since the emulator is a piece of software, it does not actually search out WiFi networks; however, it does perform the same processes that an Android device would use when connecting to a wireless network.

Step 1

Open the Android Emulator software.

Step 2

Click the "Home" button and the "Settings" option. Select the "Wireless & Networks" option.

Step 3

Click the "Turn Wi-Fi On" option to enable the WiFi function of your Android Emulator.