What is Wi-Fi?
Wi-Fi is a connectivity technology. A device enabled with Wi-Fi, such as your PC (Notebook, laptop or netbook), smartphone or tablet, can connect to the Internet via a wireless network access point. An access point (or hotspot) has a range of about 65 ft (20 meters) indoors and a greater range outdoors. Hotspot coverage can comprise an area as small as a single room with walls that block radio signals or a large area, as much as many square miles, covered by multiple overlapping access points.
Why do I need Wi-Fi connection? I have my data plan...
In most cases, Wi-Fi is significantly faster than the Cellular network, so your Internet browsing, videos and games will work smoother. Of course, when your device is connected to Wi-Fi, usage is NOT counted against your data plan so you have MORE to use when Wi-Fi is not available, WITHOUT paying for overages or being throttled to lower speeds.
Do I have to pay any extra for Wi-Fi connections?
In most cases - NO. Millions of Wi-Fi hotspots (including, of course, your home and workplace) are 100% free, so you can enjoy higher connection speed and quality without any additional charges. In some cases, hotspots do require payment. WeFi SHALL NOT automatically connect you to these and SHALL NOT deduct any funds from your cellular account.
Why do I need WeFi Client when I can use my phone’s default Wi-Fi network list?
WeFi Client automatically connects you to the best available Wi-Fi network, saving you time and effort. You can still use your phone’s default Wi-Fi networks list to manually choose networks you want to join. In addition, WeFi has knowledge of millions of qualified hotspots all over the world, and can automatically connect you to those spots.
Will my phone calls go through Wi-Fi now?
No. All your voice calls go through the Operator’s network as before. Your Internet browsing, videos and online games will use Wi-Fi connections where available.
With WeFi you can enjoy more VoIP calls availability when using apps like skype which needs Wi-FI to connect.
What operating systems are supported?
WeFi application is compatible with:
WeFi Client is working automatically in the background, connecting your device to the best available network - Wi-Fi or cellular, requiring no user intervention or actions most of the time. At times, WeFi Client will show notification icon, prompting you to perform some action that will further improve your device connectivity.
When you are using some application that requires an Internet connection (Browser, YouTube, etc.) a popup typically appears, asking you to select a connection. On phones that support Destination choose "WeFi Internet". On older phones simply select the "WeFi - Automatic" access point directly. WeFi will start looking for the best connection around and attempts to connect to it.
Note that WeFi will not be able to connect if the device is already connected to Wi-Fi via a different access point. You will have to disconnect first. See "Disconnecting Wi-Fi" below.
If you never see the connection-selection popup, check the settings of the application you are using. Most probably it is configured to always use a different access point. To change this on most important applications:
YouTube (version 2.4.10):
How do I connect to a specific Wi-Fi Network?
How Do I Disconnect from Wi-Fi?
Can I use WeFi Client and install other Wi-Fi management applications?
If you wish to fully enjoy the benefits of WeFi Client, it is not recommended to install any other connectivity application while using WeFi Client.
What is Network Tagging and why am I asked to tag networks?
By tagging networks, you help WeFi to work better for you. You can tag networks as your Residence, Office or Public. WeFi Client will always try to prefer your Residence and Office networks over other networks. Moreover, by tagging networks, you help WeFi to work better for you.
Are my Wi-Fi Passwords secured using WeFi?
For most Wi-Fi network you use, especially your home network - WeFi is not involved in asking you or using your password (it’s the work of the Android operating system). These passwords are stored securely on your device and WeFi Client has no way (and no use) to know what they are. For some networks, operated by Wi-Fi operators like Boingo, WeFi Client may ask you for your password so you can be connected automatically. For these networks, WeFi Client stores your password securely on the device, does not share them with anyone and does not send them to anyone or any Internet server outside your device.
Can I tell The WeFi Client to stop?
WeFi Client is always running in the background to ensure best connectivity at all times. Should you choose to stop WeFi Client from working for you, you can terminate it using the Settings->Applications menu of the device.
How does the WeFi Client handle browser logins?
When WeFi Client detects networks that require you to log into the browser, such as Starbucks, McDonalds or hotel networks, it notifies you of such networks, and opens the browser for you.
How can I prevent my phone from connecting to a certain network?
Try going to your smart phone’s Wi-Fi Networks Settings (go to device setting, open Wireless & network, Wi-Fi settings and select your home network from the list), long press to select the undesired network and press "Forget". If that still does not help, try turning your device’s Wi-Fi Off.
How can I uninstall WeFi?
We hate to see you leave, but if decide you want to uninstall we will be happy to get your feedback first (open the WeFi application and select feedback on the option menu)
I tagged my home network as residential/office/public. Does that mean other people can now connect to it?
If your home network is protected by a password, no one can access it without your knowledge. WeFi Client does not store your passwords or send them anywhere.
I tagged my home network as Public. Can I revert that?
Please connect to the network, and tell us the CNR number that appears in the About window. Your request will be reviewed and the network will be removed from the database.
I am connected to a Wi-Fi network and I can’t surf the Internet through the browser
It is possible that this particular Wi-Fi network is malfunctioning at this moment.
Try disconnecting from it:
Why does my Wi-Fi switch on at times?
WeFi Client strives to keep you connected to the best available network at all times. To fulfill this purpose, the software will sometimes automatically switch your device’s Wi-Fi when your return to places where you connected to Wi-Fi in the past or where Wi-Fi connectivity is expected based on WeFi internal knowledge. You can always temporarily disable Wi-Fi if you choose so, although it is not recommended.
I can’t connect to Wi-Fi. What do can I do?
Verify that your Wi-Fi is on, Make sure you are in the vicinity of a Wi-Fi hotspot, and the signal strength of that hotspot is at least two bars. If the hotspot is encrypted, make sure you have the correct password.
Why doesn’t WeFi connect to my home Wi-Fi Network?
Verify that your Wi-Fi is on and Connect manfully to your Home Wi-Fi.