To make the most of your Hudl 2 you'll want to be able to use it to access the internet so you can browse the web, pick up emails, download apps or stream movies and music from services such as Netflix and Spotify.

As you'd expect, the Hudl 2 has wi-fi built-in, so it can wirelessly connect to your home broadband router or to wi-fi hotspots when you're out and about.

Getting online with the Hudl 2 is easy, as long as you follow our simple guide.

 

Step 1: Wi-fi settings screen

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To set up wi-fi on your Hudl 2 you need to get to the wi-fi settings screen. To do this swipe down from the right-hand side of the screen and tap on the Settings button. Now under Wireless & Networks tap on Wi-fi and make sure the toggle switch on the top right of the screen is set to On.

 

Step 2: Choose your method

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There are two ways to set up your Hudl 2 to connect to your home router. You can either manually select the network's name and enter its password, or alternatively you can use an automatic process called Wi-fi Protected Setup, which is also often labelled WPS.

We're going to cover both, but we'll do the WPS setup first. In the wi-fi settings screen tap on the WPS icon in the top right-hand corner of the display - it's the one with two arrows pointing around in a circle.

 

Step 3:  Doing it the easy way with WPS

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The Hudl 2 will now start searching for a nearby router that's also in WPS mode so you need to go to your router and press the Wireless WPS button. On the latest BT Home Hub this button is located on the top part of the router. The Wireless light on the Hub will then flash Orange to show that it's in WPS mode.

 

Step 4: Seeking success

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Your Hudl 2 may continue searching for your router for a few more seconds, but eventually it will find it and the two devices will communicate with each other and exchange the wireless network name and password. Your Hudl 2 will then tell you that the connection has been successfully completed and you'll be connected to the network.

 

Step 5: Manual connection – find your network name and password

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If your router doesn’t support WPS, or you're connecting to a wi-fi hotpot when you're out and about, you'll need to manually connect to a wi-fi router.  The first thing you'll need is the name of the wi-fi network that you want to connect to (this is usually called the SSID) and the password for that network.

On home routers these details are usually printed on a sticker on the router. If you're connecting at a coffee shop or other location through wi-fi, a member of staff should be able to provide these details.

 

Step 6: Connection established

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Return to the wi-fi screen in the Settings menu on your Hudl (see Step 1). Your Hudl 2 will automatically scan for nearby wi-fi networks.

Tap on the name of your network when it appears in the list and then enter the network password in the pop up box and tap Connect. Your Hudl and the router will communicate with each other and establish a connection.

Once they're all set up 'Connected' will appear under the network name on the wi-fi screen and you'll be able to access the web.