Nokia N8-00 - Internet connections

Learn how to select the connection type to use to connect to the internet.

Define how your device connects to the internet

Connect to the internet

Your device automatically checks for and connects to an available known network when a network connection is needed. Selection is based on the connection settings, unless there are application-specific settings applied.

Select Menu > Settings and Connectivity > Settings.

Automatically switch to a known Wi-Fi connection when available

Select Switch to Wi-Fi > Known Wi-Fis only.

You can also connect to Wi-Fi networks manually using the Wi-Fi wizard application.

Only use a Wi-Fi connection

For Wi-Fi connections when in your home network, select Data use in home country > Wi-Fi network only. For Wi-Fi connections when outside your home network, select Data use when abroad > Wi-Fi network only.

Automatically use a packet data connection when in your home network

Select Data use in home country > Automatic.

To set the device to connect only through your home network service provider when in your home country, select Data use in home country > Home network only. To set the device to request confirmation before connecting, select Data use in home country > Always ask.

Request confirmation before using a packet data connection when outside your home network

Select Data use when abroad > Always ask.

To set the device to automatically connect, select Data use when abroad > Automatic. Opening connections when abroad can raise data transfer costs substantially.

Change access point priority for the internet connection

  1. Select Destinations > Internet.

  2. Select and hold an access point, and from the pop-up menu, select Change priority.

  3. Tap the position in the list to move the access point to.

Example: If a Wi-Fi access point is ranked above a packet data access point in the list, the device will always try to first connect to the Wi-Fi access point, only connecting to the packet data access point if the Wi-Fi is not available.

Create a new access point

Select Options > New access point.