Using Wi-Fi on the Sony Ericsson C905

Setup 15:18, 16 Dec 2008

With the Sony Ericsson C905 you can use Wi-Fi for high-speed connection to the internet - we show you how

As well as being a hot-shot cameraphone, the Sony Ericsson C905 is also well equipped for online connectivity. Not only does it support HSDPA high-speed 3G mobile data, it can also connect to the internet wirelessly using a Wi-Fi connection.

You can use Wi-Fi to get a high-speed wireless connection to the internet on your home Wi-Fi network, at work, or via public access Wi-Fi hotspots. It's simple to use. First, you need to switch on the phone's Wi-Fi function. You can then connect to nearby networks to which you have access, and connect to the internet using the phone's browser.

For accessing protected Wi-Fi networks you will need a passphrase or key from the Wi-Fi network owner. For public hotspots you may not need a passphrase or key, but may have first have to log on to the operator's service to get internet access.

Within the C905's Wi-Fi menus, you can also select your most used  networks to connect automatically when the phone 's Wi-Fi is switched on awithin range.

 

Setting up and using Wi-Fi

  1. From the standby screen press Menu (Figure 1).
  2. Scroll to highlight Settings (Figure 2). Press Select.
  3. Scroll across to the Connectivity tab. Scroll down to highlight Wi-Fi (Figure 3). Press Select.
  4. Wi-Fi will initially be set to off. Press Turn on (Figure 4).
  5. Wi-Fi is switched on and the phone will search for Wi-Fi networks within range. These will be listed on the Wi-Fi menu (Figure 5).
  6. To connect to a Wi-Fi network, scroll down to the one you want to use. Press Connect (Figure 6). If the network is open, a message appears confirming that you are connected.
  7. If it's a protected network, a message appears informing you that you need to input a passphrase (Figure 7). Press OK.
  8. Type in the passphrase for the network. Press OK (Figure 8). You will now be connected, and the icon onscreen will change to green (Figure 9).
  9. If you want to set up the phone to automatically connect to the network whenever you're in range, highlight the network name and press Options. Scroll down to highlight Auto Connect (Figure 10). Press Select.
  10. A message appears: Connect automatically to this network when in range? (Figure 11). Press Yes. A message appears confirming that Auto connect has been applied (Figure 12). Press OK to continue. The network status is changed in the Wi-Fi menu (Figure 13).
  11. To connect to the internet using Wi-Fi, press Back twice to get to the main menu. Highlight Internet (Figure 14). Press Select.
  12. The browser appears onscreen, with the Wi-Fi symbol on display status bar indicating that Wi-Fi is active (Figure 15).
  13. In the normal way, type in a web address, select a pre-stored link or tap words into Google search. Press Go to or Search, and the browser will take you to web pages using the Wi-Fi connection (Figure 16).

 

Remember to switch off Wi-Fi when it's not required, as otherwise it could drain battery power. To do this, go back into the Wi-Fi menu as outlined above, highlight Wi-Fi and press Turn Off.

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On my c905, after I connect and enter a link in the browser, the phone tells me "communication failure, try again or contact your operator for support"&#13
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How do I fix this?!?!?

On my c905, after I connect and enter a link in the browser, the phone tells me "communication failure, try again or contact your operator for support" How do I fix this?!?!? The internet works if i use vodafone live but not when i try with wifi&#13

I think I might have already sent this but here goes again.&#13
I have a sony ericsson C905 and although I have followed your advice on setting up the Wi Fi I do not get the Internet Icon in the settings Menu.&#13
The WiFi is switched on and all is good but I cant connect to the Wifi internet because of no Iternet Icon.&#13
Please help as this is driving me around the bend&#13
Ray

If you are using UK three network, connecting to wi-fi can be very troublesome, but here is what you should do.&#13
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Go to the Favourites menu and select google. Search for "opera mobile". Now download the generic opera version for mobile. Once downloaded install the software.(The three data network will be used for the download)&#13
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Now enable wi-fi from the connectiviy menu as described on the tutorial on this page.&#13
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The browser can be launched from Menu-Organizer-My Stuff-Applications folder. Now you can browse the internet using opera.

Thanks for that mohmannan but I cant seem to get it working, I tried the Generic - Basic but Opera cant manage to connect?..

when i connect to wifi.&#13
it doesnt work when i try to get onto the internet i says the page you are trying to access is only available via to Orange Phone, when connected via the Orange GPRS network. So wha shall i do.

Does this work on Nintendo DS, mine doesnt find connection :S help me!

I am also with orange and they have taken out the internet icon and replaced it with Orange world. I can connect to networks via wi-fi but cannot access a browser to look at sites. I am also getting connection error messages that refer me to my service provider. Orange are unwilling to solve this problem as it stops them getting my money to use Orange world. Anyone out there with a solution please?

On my c905, after I set up WiFi as per the instructions above, and then try using either the Tmobile "WebnWalk" or "Opera mini" browsers. Unless the phone can connect to the net via 3G, the phone tells me "communication failure, try again or contact your operator for support". Tmobile and Sony Ericsson tell me that this is a problem with the WiFi provider. This cannot be the case because I have tried this in various locations, such as in cafes with free WiFi access, or at a friend's house, using the BT hub that works perfectly for the family's laptops.

P.S. The WiFi connection is there, because the Wi-Fi symbol on display status bar shows green.

I was getting the "Communication error. Try again, turn off Wi-fi or contact your provider for support" error with any website using wifi on a W715. In the Wifi settings page OptionsInformation&#13
gave an IP address of 169.x.x.x means I had no IP address. It's a dummy address.&#13
"DNS server" should be at the bottom of the list beneath "Subnet mask" but it wasn't. I took down the IP address, gateway and subnet mask of when my wifi did occasionally work, typed them in to a manual connection, and the built in browser and Opera mini use wifi OK now.

C905 Sone Ericsson - Orange. Wifi enabled on phone and it starts searching for nearby wifi. And that's it! I am sat in a wifi hotspot and the phone does not detect wifi?? Any ideas

On my c905, after I connect and enter a link in the browser, the phone tells me "communication failure, try again or contact your operator for support" How do I fix this?!?!?

On my c905, after I connect and enter a link in the browser, the phone tells me "communication failure, try again or contact your operator for support" How do I fix this?!?!?

on my c905 after i connect and enter a link in browser thr phone tells me comminication failure, try again or contact your operator for support. how do i fix this

i have a sony c905 its the worst phone ever. unfortunatly im stuk with it. my wifi doesn't work it says searching but the seach never stops it can search 4 hours but still doesnt stop. can any 1 help me plz..

got my c905 setup now, wifi, gps (wetravel - offline) &#13
etc and all works like a charm. as i understand the &#13
first models had been rather faulty so perhaps check &#13
your firmware (latest is 'R1FA035') &#13
in working mode this is one fine device!!!

i have got a totally simfree c905 was bought this way so not tied to anynetwork nor has any network certain network software !! the wifi worked gr8 wen had the phone and as time gone by i have updated the software to latest version R1FA035 090723&#13
and its totally stopped working?? i have tried master reset,battery out sim out,still not working!!! no matter wot i try it just searches and thats it?? been in free wifi spots just incase it was my linksys router but no still searches no matter where i am?? i rely on using my wifi alot and are contemplating changing the handset to which i dont want do as love it too bits ?? anyone got any ideas?? as no point debranding it as its got the generic sony settings anyway from new!!! :(

(I can't to english) my mobile was o2 sonyericsson c905, one day my mobile does not work in game and application. So I formated my mobile. When I formated my mobile, my mobiles wifi function has deleted. How I will use wifi from my mobile.

(I can't to english) my mobile was o2 sonyericsson c905, one day my mobile does not work in game and application. So I formated my mobile. When I formated my mobile, my mobiles wifi function has deleted. How I will use wifi from my mobile.

(I can't to english) my mobile was o2 sonyericsson c905, one day my mobile does not work in game and application. So I formated my mobile. When I formated my mobile, my mobiles wifi function has deleted. How I will use wifi from my mobile.

(I can't to english) my mobile was o2 sonyericsson c905, one day my mobile does not work in game and application. So I formated my mobile. When I formated my mobile, my mobiles wifi function has deleted. How I will use wifi from my mobile.

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