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Optimum WiFi - Set Up Your Handheld
You can easily get online with Optimum WiFi using any WiFi enabled handheld. Handhelds include any WiFi enabled device that you can hold in the palm of you hand. We have listed some of the more common devices below to help you get connected. If your device isn't here, let us know by going to the feedback page. We update our pages frequently. Select your handheld from the list below and we'll show you how to get online fast.




Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad (View Video Tutorial)

  • 1. Tap Settings
    Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad - Settings
  • 2. Tap WiFi
    Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad - Settings/WiFi
  • 3. Make sure Wi-Fi is set to ON. If WiFi is set to OFF, tap the OFF button to turn it on.
    Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad - Settings/WiFi

Once Wi-Fi is turned on, it's easy to connect to Optimum WiFi. From the iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad's desktop:

  • 1. Tap Settings
  • 2. Tap Wi-Fi. Wait a moment as your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad detects the Wi-Fi networks in range.
  • 3. Find optimumwifi from the list of available networks (SSIDs) and tap it. If the network name is not "optimumwifi" this is not an Optimum WiFi network and you should not attempt to connect.
    Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad - Settings/WiFi/Networks
  • 4. Wait a few seconds while your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad connects. Once connected, a check mark will appear next to the optimumwifi SSID.
    Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad - Settings/WiFi/Networks

Also, the Wi-Fi icon Apple iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad - WiFi Status will appear in your phone's status bar at the top of the screen when it's connected to a Wi-Fi network. It will show connection strength as well. So the more bars you see, the stronger your Wi-Fi connection.

Once you've joined a Wi-Fi network manually, your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad automatically joins it whenever the network is in range. If more than one previously used network is in range, your device will join the one last used.

See Frequently Asked Questions




Blackberry Curve (View Video Tutorial)

  • 1. From the Blackberry home screen, select the Menu Blackberry - Menu key.
  • 2. Roll the trackball to the icon for Set Up Wi-Fi Blackberry - Menu - WiFi Set Up and click.
  • 3. Use the trackball to scroll down to the Next button and click.
  • 4. Select Scan For Networks and click.
  • 5. Scroll down to optimumwifi from the list of available networks (SSIDs) and click it. (If the network name is not 'optimumwifi' this is not an Optimum WiFi network and you should not attempt to connect). You'll see a message that your Blackberry is connecting to optimumwifi.
  • 6. Once your Blackberry connects to Optimum WiFi, you'll see Connection Successful! across the top of the screen. On this screen, you can save optimumwifi as a profile. Select Yes and click Next.
  • 7. Click Finish.

When you are connected, the WiFi logo Blackberry - WiFi Status across the top of your screen will turn black, and optimumwifi will display on the main screen below the clock.

Once you've joined a WiFi network, your Blackberry automatically joins it whenever the network is in range.

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Android (Droid)

  • 1. From the HOME screen, tap the MENU button
  • 2. Tap Settings
  • 3. Tap Wireless & networks
  • 4. Tap the Wi-Fi check box in order to turn WiFi on. The phone will scan for available wireless networks.

Connect to the Optimum WiFi Network:

  • 1. Tap Wi-Fi settings. The network names and security settings of detected Wi-Fi networks will be displayed in the Wi-Fi networks section.
  • 2. Find optimumwifi from the list of available networks (SSIDs) and tap it. You will then be automatically connected to the Optimum WiFi network.

Also, the Wi-Fi icon will appear in your phone's status bar at the top of the screen when it's connected to a Wi-Fi network. It will show connection strength as well. So the more bars you see, the stronger your Wi-Fi connection. Once you've joined a Wi-Fi network manually, your Droid automatically joins it whenever the network is in range. If more than one previously used network is in range, your device will join the one last used.

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Windows Mobile 6.1 handsets

  • 1. Go to Start then Settings
  • 2. Select Connections from the tabs across the bottom.
  • 3. Select Wi-Fi.
    Windows Mobile 6-1 - Network Cards
  • 4. A list of available Wi-Fi networks (SSIDs) should display automatically. If not, select Search For Networks.
    Windows Mobile 6-1 - WiFi Configuration
  • 5. From the list select optimumwifi and click the Connect button located at the bottom-right section of the screen.
    Windows Mobile 6-1 - WiFi Configuration
  • 6. Your device will display "Connecting" and then "Connected" once connected to the network.
    Windows Mobile 6-1 - WiFi Connection Status
  • 7. Click ok from the top right section of the screen then close the Settings window with the X in the top right section of the screen.

Once you've joined a Wi-Fi network manually, your smart phone automatically joins it whenever the network is in range. If more than one previously used network is in range, your phone joins the one last used.

See Frequently Asked Questions




Windows Mobile 6.0 handsets

  • 1. Go to Start then Settings
  • 2. Select Connections from the tabs across the bottom.
  • 3. Select Wi-Fi.
    Windows Mobile 6 - Network Cards
  • 4. Find optimumwifi from the list of available networks (SSIDs) and select and hold it. Then select Connect. If the network name is not 'optimumwif' this is not an Optimum WiFi network and you should not attempt to connect.
    Windows Mobile 6 - WiFi Configuration
  • 5. In the next screen, make sure The Internet is selected and click Next.
    Windows Mobile 6 - WiFi Advanced Configuration
  • 6. On the Configure Network Authentication screen, make sure Authentication is set to Open and Data Encryption is Disabled and click Next.
    Windows Mobile 6 - WiFi Advanced Configuration
  • 7. On the next screen, click Finish.
  • 8. This will bring you back to the Configure Wireless Networks screen. Wait a few moments while your phone connects. Once complete, the status will display as Connected.
    Windows Mobile 6 - WiFi Status
  • 9. Click ok from the top right section of the screen then close the Settings window with the X in the top right section of the screen.

Once you've joined a Wi-Fi network manually, your smart phone automatically joins it whenever the network is in range. If more than one previously used network is in range, your phone joins the one last used.

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Windows Mobile 5.0 handsets

  • 1. Go to Start then Settings
  • 2. Select Connections from the tabs across the bottom.
  • 3. Select Network Cards.
    Windows Mobile 5 - Network Cards
    Important Note: On some phones, the Comm Manager is in the Programs folder. Simply go to Start > Programs and select the Comm Manager icon
  • 4. Find optimumwifi from the list of available networks (SSIDs) and select and hold it. Then select Connect.
    Windows Mobile 5 - WiFi Configuration
  • 5. In the next screen, make sure The Internet is selected and click ok. If the network name is not 'optimumwifi' this is not an Optimum WiFi network and you should not attempt to connect.
    Windows Mobile 6 - WiFi Advanced Configuration
  • 6. Wait a few seconds while your phone is connecting to the Optimum WiFi network.

    Windows Mobile 6 - WiFi Connection Status

    Once complete, the status will display as Connected.
    Windows Mobile 6 - WiFi Connection Status

  • 7. Click ok from the top right section of the screen then close the Settings window with the x in the top-right section of the screen.

Once you've joined a Wi-Fi network manually, your smart phone automatically joins it whenever the network is in range. If more than one previously used network is in range, your phone joins the one last used.

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