You have a home wireless network that allows you to utilise a laptop, wireless printer and other convenient devices. If you also have an LG BL40 handset then you should take advantage of the opportunity to surf the web using your home Wi-Fi. This lets you enjoy the mobile web features of your phone without using up the data plan that you’re on.
The first thing that you need to do is to make sure that you’ve enabled the Wi-Fi feature on your LG BL40 Chocolate handset. To do this, go to MENU, select the Wi-Fi icon and turn the option to “on”. If it’s already on (or once you’ve turned it on) then you should be able to see a list of the available Wi-Fi networks.
To use your handset with your home-based Wi-Fi, simply select the network that you use. For example, if you have named your home wireless network “My Wi-Fi” then select that option from the list of available networks. Of course, if there is free public wi-fi available in your location then you will see those networks in your list here as well.
After selecting your network, you will need to enter your security password (assuming that you’ve got a secure home network which hopefully you do!). To do this, press “edit” in the network settings areas (for your network on the list you’ve been given). Enter the password that you use for your home wireless system (which you should know and nobody else should).
Note that at this time you may also need to enter a password fore encryption on the Wi-Fi network. The LG BL40 supports WEP, WPA-PSK/2 encryption. If the provider that you are using relies on this type of encryption for network security then a pop-up box will appear on your device at this time. You will need to enter a security key in this pop-up window. If you do not know what that key is, you should contact your network administrator or your Wi-Fi service provider. They will be able to give you the key.
After you have entered your password correctly (and entered your encryption key if necessary), you should see a button that says “connect”. Press this button. You will now be connected to your home Wi-Fi network. This should be confirmed with an on-device message letting you know that you have been connected. You can now use the Internet from your mobile device without using up any of your phone’s data plan.
Remember that when you leave the area, you will no longer be connected to your home Wi-Fi. If you find yourself at the office or a local coffee shop or elsewhere and are having trouble connecting to the Internet, go back to the Wi-Fi icon (see the first step above) and turn off your Wi-Fi. Alternatively, repeat the process to connect to another Wi-Fi network (such as your office network or a public Wi-Fi option).