Nokia N97 - How is wireless local area network (WLAN) used with my Nokia Symbian device?

Your device supports wireless local area network (WLAN). With WLAN, you can connect your device to the internet and compatible devices that have WLAN.

To use WLAN, it must be available in the location, and your device must be connected to the WLAN. Some WLANs are protected, and you need an access key from your service provider to connect to them.

Features that use WLAN, or that are allowed to run in the background while using other features, increase the demand on battery power and reduce the battery life.

Your device supports the following WLAN features:

  • IEEE 802.11b/g standard
  • Operation at 2.4 GHz
  • Wired equivalent privacy (WEP) with keys up to 128 bits, Wi-Fi protected access (WPA), and 802.1x encryption methods. These functions can be used only if they are supported by the network.

To use WLAN, you must create an internet access point (IAP) for WLAN. Use the access point for applications that need to connect to the internet.

Important: Always enable one of the available encryption methods to increase the security of your wireless LAN connection. Using encryption reduces the risk of unauthorised access to your data.

A WLAN connection is established when you create an application connection using a WLAN internet access point. The active WLAN connection ends when you end the application.

You can use WLAN during a voice call or when packet data is active. You can only be connected to one WLAN access point device at a time but several applications can use the same internet access point.

When the device is in the offline profile, you can still use WLAN (if available) but there may be some limitations with connectivity. It is therefore recommended that online profile is used (requires SIM card in the device)  Remember to comply with any applicable safety requirements when establishing and using a WLAN connection.

Tip: To check the unique media access control (MAC) address that identifies your device, enter *#62209526# on the home screen (standby mode).