You can see Wi-Fi in every house or work space as it replaces those heavy Internet data packages. It can support around 250 connected devices and of course, has affordable subscription charges. You can connect Wi-Fi on your Mac, Windows, tablets, smartphones, Smart TVs and even your cameras. It can be a little puzzling to connect Wi-Fi on different devices.
Hence, in this post, we’ll guide you on how to connect Wi-Fi to your system.
1. How to Spot the Wi-Fi Network?
The first thing you’ll have to do is switch on your Wi-Fi network and setup all the connections correctly. Check if your Wi-Fi router’s indicator light is on. Now, you can see a Wi–Fi symbol in your taskbar. In Windows, the taskbar is to the bottom, and in Mac, it is in the top-left of your Desktop page.
If you can’t see the Wi-Fi icon on your desktop, go to the Settings menu of your devices and check for Wi-Fi’s connectivity options. Similarly, you have to head to the Settings menu to spot wireless network in your smartphone or tablets.
Once you’ve spotted the Wi-Fi network icon on your device, select your Wi-Fi network. If you don’t know the accurate name of your network, check for the signal strength of the Wi-Fi icons from the list of available networks. An icon which has the highest strength from the list is probably yours as it the closest to your device. It may also appear in the top of the available wireless network result list.
You can also get to know some information about your Wi-Fi on its router including its networks name.
2. How to connect to a Wi-Fi network on your Windows System?
Now that you have found your wireless network, you’ll be asked to enter the security and connect Wi-Fi on your system. Here’s how-
- Click the Wi-Fi icon in the Taskbar
- Tap on your Wi-Fi network from the list
- Hit the Connect button
- Also check the Connect Automatically box
- Enter the security key (password)
Note– Once you enter the security key to your Wi-Fi, it will be stored for next time and connect automatically to your system. If you don’t know your Wi-Fi’s password, go to the third step mentioned below.
- Select the type of network
For example– Home, Public or Work
Done! Your Wi-Fi is set up successfully and is all set to work on the best speed. You can check if your Wi-Fi is working correctly by opening your browser and visiting a website.
This method works for most of the Windows systems including Windows 10, Windows 7 and Windows 8
For Windows Vista and Windows XP
- Go to the Start button
- Choose the Network option
- Click on the Network and Sharing Center option
- Hit the Connect to a network button (to the left side)
- Choose the name of your Wi-Fi SSID and tap on the Connect button
- Enter the Security Key (WPA) and again click on Connect to confirm
Select a location for your Wi-Fi network. For example- Home or Work.
For MAC OSX-
- Hit the AirPort button and Turn AirPort On
- You can see a list of available Wi-Fi networks. Select your network (SSID)
- Enter the security key (Wi-Fi password) and hit the Remember this Network icon
- Click on the OK icon to save the changes and connect Wi-Fi to your Mac OSX system
To Connect Wi-Fi to macOS-
- Click on the Wi-Fi button (upper right-hand corner) and Turn Wi-Fi On
- Select your network name from the list of available networks
- Enter the Wi-Fi password and check the box for Remember this network and hit the OK button to finish
For Apple iOS
- Go to the Settings menu
- Tap on the Wi-Fi icon
- Select your Wi-Fi network’s name from the list
- Enter the security key and tap on the Join icon (to the upper-right corner)
Done! This method works for all the iOS devices including 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11.
3. What Is The Wi-Fi Password?
As discussed above, most of the personal information of your Wi-Fi network is written your router including your password as well. It can be only accessible if no one has changed the password. Note down the password written on a label of your router and enter it once you hit the connect button.
Ensure to enter the correct password by clicking on the Show password icon as they are case-sensitive. We also suggest you to actively change your Wi-Fi’s password if you are using it for office space or somewhere. Someone might know your password quickly and may misuse it. You can share this password with your family and enjoy browsing.
4. Still have issues spotting your Wi-Fi?
Most of the fixes to your Wi-Fi issues are in your Control Panel or System Settings.
- Head to your Control Panel and open the Network connection settings
- Right-click on the Wireless Network Connection option to see the available wireless networks or you can even manually add it to your Windows by heading to the Properties in the same option and add a new network
- On Mac, hit the wireless button and click on “Join Another Network” option and follow the onscreen instructions.
There you go! Your Wi-Fi is all set to serve you with its high-speed services, and you are all set for surfing the internet. Ensure that you have trusted antivirus software before you connect to unsecured wireless networks or public Wi-Fi hotspot.
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