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This post has come out of comments from Nokia E51 review. The E51 runs Nokia’s Series 60 Feature Pack 1, although I think that the following instructions should count for most S60 phones. Let me know of any variations.
So, if you want to know how to set up your S60 smartphone to use your home WiFi instead of your expensive data package …
Step 1. Setting up your access point
Note: This method will automatically set up how your S60 web browser will connect to the internet.
Before we start, if your router’s WiFi encryption key is very long, you should make sure you have your router’s WiFi encryption key available on your phone. When you do have the WiFi key on your phone, copy it to the clipboard. Leave a comment if you’re not sure how to do any of this.
- Go to your home screen and select the WLAN line.
- Your phone will scan for access points
- Your phone will report that networks have been found.
- Select “Start Browsing”.
- You will see a list of detected wireless access points, select yours.
- You will be asked for your wireless encryption key. Either type it in, or if you followed the preparation step, above, paste it from the clipboard.
- That’s all. Once you’ve entered your encryption key, you will be able to use your phone’s web browser and your web browser will remember to use this access point in the future until you change it.
Step 2. Configuring the E-Mail client for WiFi access.
- Go to your messaging application.
- In the messaging application, press “Options”.
- Select Settings.
- Select E-mail
- Select your own mailbox (presuming you’ve already set up your mailbox), then select “Connection settings”.
- Select “Incoming e-mail”
- Go to the “Access point in use” line and choose your WiFi router.
Extra: Changing your web browsers access point
If your web browser is already set up to use your mobile data, or another router, follow these steps to change your S60 Web browser’s connection settings.