How to Setup WiFi on a Cell Phone

By Sue Teresa Tan

Mobile phones are constantly improving. Cell phones can now double as computers and easily log on to the Internet. Hot spots are sprouting up everywhere, and mobile phones now come with wireless LAN functionality, so setting up WiFi on your phone will allow you to take advantage of the latest wireless technology.

Step 1

Access the WLAN function on your phone. Consult the user manual on WLAN connections. Different phone brands have different ways of reaching the WLAN function. Sony Ericsson has an Activity Menu that includes the WLAN function. From there, activate WLAN and click Search to find wireless networks.

Step 2

Click the wireless network that displays the strongest signal. If you try to access a secured connection, you will be prompted to enter a password.

Step 3

Once connected, open your mobile web browser. You can now surf the Internet through your cell phone. In some mobile handsets, you must go to your mobile browser manually. The browsing application is usually found in the multimedia part of the phone. In others, such as in Nokia, the bookmarks page automatically comes up, so you can click one of your bookmarks to open a web page.

Tips & Warnings

  • Some wireless networks can be accessed for free. Ask for the a password from the hot spot administrator. In other cases, you may be required to pay for the service.
  • Always work through secured connections to ensure that the data you send through your mobile phone is protected.