How to Connect to Hidden Wi-Fi or a WPS Router on Your Samsung Galaxy Tab S

By Dan Gookin

Your Samsung Galaxy Tab’s battery allows it to wander away from a wall socket. While most people know some Wi-Fi basics, there are a few tricks you may not have considered. The digital cellular signal offers Internet access pretty much all over.

Connecting to a hidden Wi-Fi network

Some wireless networks don’t broadcast their names, which adds security but also makes connecting more difficult. In these cases, select the Add Wi-Fi Network option to manually add the network. Type the network name, or SSID, and choose the type of security. You also need the password if one is used. You can obtain this information from the person in charge of the wireless network at your location, such as girl with the pink hair who sold you coffee.

Connecting to a WPS router

Many Wi-Fi routers feature WPS, which stands for Wi-Fi Protected Setup. It’s a network authorization system that’s really simple and quite secure. If the wireless router uses WPS, and you can find the WPS icon, you can use this feature it to quickly connect your Tab to the network.

To make a WPS connection, obey these steps:

  1. Open the Settings app and tap the Connections tab.

  2. Choose Wi-Fi.

  3. Tap the Action Overflow icon.

  4. Choose WPS Push Button.

  5. Press the WPS button on the router.

If the WPS router requires a PIN (personal identification number), choose WPS PIN Enter in Step 4. On the router, type the number on your Tab’s screen to complete the connection.