How to Use WAP

Remember the days when the internet was that strange thing you heard about but no one had access to? Those days are long gone, now that you can browse the web at home, at work, and on your mobile phone.


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Become your own IT person with the instructions in these Howcast videos, which tell you how to check your internet speed, find an IP address, use WAP, lock a wireless router, expand a wireless network, optimize your web connection, choose an IP range, and more.

You Will Need

  • Mobile phone
  • Internet service provider


  1. Step 1

    Check compatibility

    Check your cell phone to make sure it supports internet access.

  2. Step 2

    Contact an ISP

    Contact an internet service provider, or ISP. Your mobile phone company may offer an internet plan, or you may need to go to a third-party provider to get the correct services added.

  3. Step 3

    Set up account

    Set up an account through your ISP for data access through your phone.

  4. Find out how much accessing the internet will cost and get a data access plan that fits your needs based on how much you will be browsing the internet.

  5. Step 4

    Open the browser

    Locate and open the web browser on your phone.

  6. Step 5


    Enter a web address to begin browsing. The phone uses WAP to send a request to the website's server, which identifies your phone and displays a page your phone can read.

  7. Step 6

    Use WAP

    Use WAP -- Wireless Application Protocol -- to browse the internet, check your e-mail, and download applications and ringtones.

  8. In 1973, Motorola introduced the first mobile phone that weighed 2 pounds and was a foot long.