WiFi technology is very universal; there is a network that you can connect to your phone just as easily to connect from a network printer, smart frids and a computer. The different method will be based on the type of device but the process is rarely complicated.
If you are using Windows 10, connecting to a WiFi network is very simple but you may have a problem with it depending on your system configuration or whether the network is hidden or not.
Connect to WiFi Network on Windows 10
We are going to walk you through the whole process of connecting to a WiFi network on Windows 10. The process here assumes that you have a WiFi network already established, and that the your password to the network you want to connect to. The only exception here is if you are trying to connect to a public network that is not normally password protected.
WiFi / wireless drivers
The Windows 10 system has a wireless network system. This chip is hardware and like all hardware, it works through drivers installed on Windows 10.
Drivers for the WiFi chip may already be automatically installed by Windows 10. It does this during installation. To check if the drivers are installed;
- Take a look at the system tray.
- Look for a WiFi image no a global image.
If the image is visible, WiFi chip adapters have already been installed. If the image is not visible, you will need to install drivers. It seems that the drivers are already present on Windows 10 and just need to be installed.
- Open Device Manager.
- Right click Network adapters.
- Choose Scan for hardware changes.
- Windows 10 scan for your network driver and add drivers for it.
- Restart the system.
- If global image / WiFi is not yet visible, open Device Manager again.
- Expand Network adapters.
- Right click on your network adapter.
- Choose Uninstall tool.
- Restart the system.
- When you start back to the desktop, Windows 10 will reinstall network drivers.
- If the image does not appear yet, open Device Manager again.
- Expand Network changers.
- Right click on your network chip and click Install Driver.
Connect to WiFi network
Once drivers for a wireless adapter are installed, the hard part is over. You can now connect to a WiFi network.
Connect to a private WiFi network
To connect to a private WiFi network, follow these steps.
- Click on the global image in the system tray.
- From the opening panel, look for the network in the list of available networks.
- Click on the network you want to connect to it.
- Click on the Connect button.
- Enter the password to the network.
- Keep find network off.
- you do connected to the network within seconds.
Connect to a public WiFi network
To connect to a public WiFi network, follow these steps.
- Click on the global image / WiFi in the system tray.
- From the opening panel, select the network you want to connect to it.
- Once connected, select keep network detection off.
Connect to a hidden WiFi network
A hidden WiFi network is a network that does not appear in the list of available networks but if you have the password, you can still connect to it.
- Open the Options app (Keyboard shortcut Win + I).
- go to Network & Internet.
- Click on the WiFi tab.
- Click ‘Manage known networks’.
- Click on the Add a network button.
- Enter the name for the network, select its security type, enter the password, and click Save.
Connecting to a WiFi network is easy but you should know that there are some ways you can turn off the WiFi radio on your system unknowingly.
- On your keyboard, look for a key with a WiFi icon or a radio tower on it. It can turn the WiFi on your system On and Off.
- Windows 10 has a flight mode that normally disables WiFi. Make sure that mode is not On.
WiFi technology is simple to use but if it is going to be set up the first time you go to the new installation of Windows 10. Even then, there is not much that will bother the process . Windows 10 automatically installs drivers for the WiFi even if your hardware is particularly old.
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