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Welcome to my blog! The question: “How to connect the tablet to the Internet?”, Many users of tablet computers are asked, since the main task of such gadgets is Internet surfing.
In this article, you will find some simple tips on how to access the network through a tablet, how to configure it, and what equipment can be useful for this.
And so, when buying a tablet, you definitely need to ask what method of connecting to the Internet the model uses to immediately decide for yourself where and how you can access the network on your tablet and which provider to use for this.
The most basic technologies with which you can give your tablet access to the network at the moment are Wi-Fi wireless network and 3G and 4G / LTE mobile communication technology, on the basis of which the whole scheme of connecting the gadget to the Internet is built using additional equipment, such like a 3G router with a Wi-Fi module, a SIM card or a 3G modem.
How to connect the tablet to the Internet via a Wi-Fi router.
A wireless Wi-Fi network is faster than 3G, so if possible, of course, it is best to use it, in addition, a 3G modem discharges the battery more.
The ability to use the Internet via Wi-Fi is provided by many public organizations, for example, cafes, gas stations, subways, airports, even some points of car washes have such an opportunity.
In order to connect the tablet to the Internet using this wireless network, it is necessary that some conditions are met:
- The presence of a Wi-Fi module on the tablet. Since now all tablet computers come with a Wi-Fi module, there’s no need to worry about it, the main thing is that it is working.
- Free access to the access point. Many public organizations provide access to the network only with a password, in which case you need to find out this password.
As a rule, this password is available for clients of a public institution, it can be written somewhere in the form of an announcement, or it can be learned from the organization’s staff. If this is a home network, then the owner of this network must know the password for access.
- As a rule, at home we use several gadgets and computers and in order to provide them all and your tablet access to the Internet, you need the router to have a Wi-Fi module, and the router itself should be configured to distribute network access to all connected devices.
For example, some providers provide the Internet only by login and password, and if you need to enter it when you connect the computer to the network in the computer itself, then other devices will not be able to connect to this network.
In such cases, you need to configure the router so that the login and password for network access is entered in the settings of the router itself and then access to the Internet will be possible for all devices that connect to it. How to do this, you need to look in the documentation for the router.
And so, let’s say that you have all the conditions for accessing wireless Internet, then it remains just to connect your tablet to the Wi-Fi network.
The first thing to do for this is to enable the Wi-Fi module on your tablet and there are several ways to do this.
The first and easiest way is as follows. Drag down the tablet menu, which is located at the top of the screen, for which swipe your finger from top to bottom on the screen, starting from the very top edge. You will see something like this menu, where there will be buttons to enable various functions of the tablet.
Those modules that are disabled have a dark gray color, and those that are active have a bright green color. In order to enable Wi-Fi, click on its icon with your finger, if the icon changes color to bright green, then you turned it on.
If you do not have a Wi-Fi network to which the tablet connects automatically, you will see a window with a list of available connections where you will need to select the one you need.
The second method is longer in time, but just as simple.
Go to the tablet’s settings by clicking on the corresponding icon and you will immediately see the Wi-Fi button in the “Network” section, select it and you will see a hint about what to do.
Turn on Wi-Fi to view all available networks and connect to one of them.
As soon as you turn on Wi-Fi, a list of available networks that you can theoretically connect to will appear. To the right of the network name, a signal strength indicator is visible and it is indicated whether the network has protection, in the form of a password, when connected to no or not. If there is a lock, then this network is password protected, if there is no lock, then access to the network is open.
In order to connect to the network you need, click on it and if it has a password, enter it in a special window, then click on the “Connect” button. If the network does not have a password, then your tablet will connect to no automatically.
When the tablet is connected to a wireless network, an icon for this connection will appear in the upper right corner, which shows that the Wi-Fi connection is available and how strong the signal is.
The tablet can be configured in such a way that when you turn on Wi-Fi, it will find the available networks and inform you about it.
To do this, click on the menu button, the far right and in the drop-down list, select “Advanced”.
In the new window, check the “Network notification” checkbox and the system will inform you about found networks that are in the tablet’s field of view.
Also in this window you can see the mac-address and ip-address of your device, which may be useful to you when setting up the router.
In addition, in this window, you can configure Wi-Fi to turn off when your gadget is in sleep mode.
To disconnect from a Wi-Fi network, simply turn it off in the same way that you turned it on.
How to connect a tablet to 3G mobile internet.
If Wi-Fi is not available, then the tablet can be connected to the network using 3G or 4G mobile communication. It depends on what type of connection your device supports and whether there is such a connection at the moment in the place of use of the tablet.
The fact is that not all tablets have a built-in 3G module, the cheapest of them may not have such a module, so check this point when buying a tablet.
Access to 3G Internet is provided by your cellular provider and in order to use it, you need to connect a SIM card to your device and only then configure access to the Internet.
Settings for the Internet can be obtained from your provider in the form of SMS, which will be automatically saved and you will get access to the network. Once you save these settings, reboot your device and Internet access will be open, if there is a positive balance in your account.
In order to use the 3G Internet, you need to enable the 3G module on the tablet, you can do this in several ways.
The first option is to open the top menu of the device’s quick settings and click on the “Mobile data” button. In some cases, this button may be called “Packet Data” or “Data Transfer”.
The second option is to open the tablet settings menu and go along the path:
Advanced Settings. Mobile Networks
And in the line “Mobile data” will need to put a tick.
The third option is to press the tablet’s power off button and hold it pressed for several seconds until the “Device Settings” menu appears.
Where to enable mobile Internet you need to click on the line “Data Transfer”.
As soon as 3G Internet is working for you, you will see an icon in the upper right corner, which will indicate the availability of this connection.
The letters on this icon may be different: G, E, 3G, H, they will change depending on the data transfer speed. You can ignore them, you just need to know that if you see the letter G, then the connection speed is too slow, and if H, then everything is just fine.
If you can’t connect to the 3G network, then see if you have offline mode on your tablet.
If you have its icon in the quick settings panel, look there if you have this mode enabled.
If not, you need to open the device’s settings menu and see in the “Advanced Settings” section whether your offline mode is turned on and if it is turned on, turn it off.
You can also see whether you have offline mode turned on or not, if you press the tablet’s power off button and hold it pressed for several seconds.
A menu window will appear, which I talked about in the third version of turning on the mobile Internet, in it you will see the item “Offline mode”, where you can also turn it off.
But, if you can turn on Wi-Fi while offline, you can’t turn on 3G mobile connection, so pay attention to this.
Connect the tablet to the Internet via a 3G modem.
If your tablet does not have a built-in 3G module, then you can connect it to the Internet using an external 3G modem. When choosing such a modem, you need to pay attention to its compatibility with tablet devices, since initially such modems were created to connect computers and laptops to the network using the Windows OS.
In order to connect an external 3G modem to the tablet, you need a special adapter with which you can connect any flash drive to the tablet.
Before you connect such a modem to a tablet, you must first configure it on a computer so that the tablet computer sees it as a modem, and not as a flash drive.
This can be done, for example, using the program. 3G Modem Mode Switcher 1.0, which can be downloaded from the link:
If this program does not help you, then more detailed instructions for setting up a 3G modem should be sought specifically for your model.
In addition, in some cases, it will be necessary to configure the access point for accessing the network (Access Point Name) on the tablet, if in the case of the built-in 3G module, such settings will be sent to SMS and they can be saved automatically, then you will have to enter them yourself. You can find them from your service provider.
This way of connecting the tablet to the network will be convenient if you need to connect only one device, when connecting multiple devices, you need to use a 3G router.
Connecting the tablet to the Internet via a USB-3G-Wi-Fi router.
If the tablet does not have a built-in 3G module, you can connect the tablet to the Internet using a 3G-Wi-Fi router. In this case, the router will receive a 3G / 4G mobile signal, and already give out a Wi-Fi signal to subscribers. In other words, such routers have either built-in slots for SIM cards for receiving mobile communications, or such cards are connected to them separately, and they distribute such Wi-Fi devices to several subscribers at once.
The advantage of this method is that several subscribers get access to the Internet at once, and not just one when a 3G modem is connected directly to the device.
Such routers exist in different modifications and in order to decide which one suits you, you need to study their features and characteristics.
Consider the main differences between 3G routers that can be found on the market.
For example, routers such as the Huawei E5756 802.11n / 3G have a built-in battery, which lasts for several hours, which allows you to use them almost anywhere, in the country, in a car, on the river bank and without any problems connecting to such a router tablet or smartphone.
Routers of this type, like TP-LINK TL-MR3020 150 Mbps 3G / 4G, do not have a built-in battery and you need to connect a 3G modem to them separately, which makes such routers almost stationary. Almost because the quality of charging for such a router can use a laptop or a power adapter.
Routers of this type, like the Huawei E8372 Wireless 802.11n / 3G / 4G / 150Mbps / Micro SD, look like a 3G modem and are convenient to use if you have a laptop or computer. You connect such a router to a computer and it distributes the Wi-Fi network to other devices. An adapter for a car cigarette lighter can be bundled with such a router, which allows them to be used in cars.
If you often travel by car, you can connect the tablet to the Internet using a car router, for example, such as the Huawei Car-Fi E8377 Wireless 802.11n / 3G / 4G / 150Mbps / USB, with which you can quickly connect to Internet any tablet or smartphone.
In order to choose the right 3G router, you need to decide in what conditions you will operate it.
Connect the tablet to the Internet through the access point of a smartphone or other tablet.
Another way with which you can connect the tablet to the Internet is to use any smartphone or other tablet as a router.
The connection scheme here is simple, the smartphone that you want to make a router must be configured to receive 3G mobile communication, then you configure it in the “Modem and access point” mode and it starts distributing the network like a regular router via Wi-Fi. All other tablets and smartphones connect to it, like a regular router.
In more detail about this option to connect to the network, I already talked about on my site.
This option works the same as the option with a 3G router, everything is the same, only a smartphone or tablet instead of a router.
Also, the access point can be organized using a laptop, and connect already to it instead of a router.
Connect the tablet to the Internet using an external network card.
You can also connect your tablet to the Internet using an external network card that connects to the device via the USB port.
When connecting an external network card, it is necessary that the router already distributes Internet access and does not need to enter a login and password, otherwise nothing will work.
Of course, this method is the most exotic of all that I have described and it will be possible to use it if your tablet does not have a Wi-Fi module and there is no 3G module.
Now you know how to connect your tablet to the Internet and you can always access the network anywhere you are.