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How to tell which WLAN network we are connected to? How to switch WLAN network? [answered]

asked 2014-01-31 12:43:42 +0300

nephros gravatar image

updated 2014-01-31 12:45:36 +0300

Is there a way to quickly tell which WLAN the device is connected to?

The only way I have found is to disable WLAN (using the toggle point on the Settings main screen), enable it again and let it search for networks again.

The same method can be used to switch the current WLAN network, but this requires to disconnect, which is not ideal for several reasons.

There is another question about this here but that is about APIs, I am talking about the UI.

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Not really an answer to the question, but a tip. The What's my IP app will show the current ssid in it's cover.

evk ( 2014-01-31 13:58:02 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-31 12:52:12 +0300

strongm gravatar image

Unless I'm missing your point, under Settings/WLAN you'll find the AP you are connected to should be at the top of the Saved Networks list and in a different colour. To connect to a different WLAN just pull down the pulley menu on that screen and select "Connect to Internet"

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answered 2014-01-31 12:56:41 +0300

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There is a possibility: go to system settings. Long press on WLAN, add to Favourites - Than you have there teh WLAN-Settings and not only the Toggle. Here you can change with pulley menu. just chose connect. And then the WLAN you want. Not perfect bit at least...

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That is really neat! Thanks!

That's almost as good as the N9 "top of the screen" menu.

nephros ( 2014-02-01 00:50:05 +0300 )edit

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