The web search giant Google entered the smart phone competition with its Android operating system in late 2007. Android-based phones have become a major rival of Apple's popular iPhone. Because the operating system is used in many different phones, from less expensive introductory models to higher priced devices, consumers have many options from which to choose. Most major U.S. wireless carriers offer Android phones. As of June 2011, Boost Mobile offers two models: the Samsung Galaxy Prevail and the Motorola i1. The process to set up Wi-Fi is the same for both devices.
Tap the "Menu" button and press the "Settings" option to open the Settings menu.
Tap "Wireless & networks" to open the Wireless & Network Settings menu.
Press "Wi-Fi settings" and tap the "Wi-Fi" check box at the top of the menu to access it. A list of the nearby wireless networks will also appear. Tap the network you want to join. You will be prompted for a password. Enter it using the touch screen keypad, press the "Connect" button when done and your Android phone will connect to that wireless network.
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