How to Connect to a Wireless Internet Connection


This wikiHow teaches you how to connect your iPhone, Android, Windows computer, or Mac computer to wireless Internet.

Part 1
On iPhone and iPad

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You'll likely find it on the Home Screen. These steps will also work on an iPod touch.

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It's near the top of the Settings page.

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If the switch next to Wi-Fi is already green, skip this step.

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You should see your preferred wireless network name below the "CHOOSE A NETWORK" heading; tapping it will prompt your device to begin connecting.

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If you're using a home network and you didn't set a password, you'll likely find the Wi-Fi password on the bottom or the back of the router. If the network has no password, you'll connect automatically after tapping the network's name.

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It's in the top-right corner of the screen. As long as the password is correct, doing so will prompt your device to connect to the network.

Part 2
On Android

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This opens the Quick Settings menu.

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It's typically in the top-left side of the menu. This will take you to your Android's Wi-Fi settings.

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Doing so will enable Wi-Fi. If the switch is already set to "ON", skip this step.

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Find the name of the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to.

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If you're using a home network and you didn't set a password, you'll likely find the Wi-Fi password on the bottom or the back of the router. If the network has no password, you'll connect automatically after tapping the network's name.

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It's in the bottom-right corner of the screen. As long as the password you entered is correct, your Android will connect to the network.

Part 3
On Windows

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It's located in the lower-right corner of the taskbar. If you are not connected to a network it may have a * above the icon. You may first need to click ^ to display it. On Windows 7, the Wi-Fi icon resembles a series of bars. On Windows 8, you must first hover your mouse in the upper-right corner of the screen, then click Settings.

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This should be a network for which you have the password and permission to connect.

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It's in the bottom-right corner of the network's name. You can check the "Connect automatically" box here as well to have your PC connect to this network whenever it's in range.

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If you're using a home network and you didn't set a password, you'll likely find the Wi-Fi password on the bottom or the back of the router. If the network has no password, you'll connect automatically after clicking Connect.

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It's in the bottom-left corner of the network window. Doing so will prompt your PC to connect to the network if the password you entered is correct.

Part 4
On Mac

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It's in the top-right of the menu bar at the top of the screen. If your computer is not connected to a wireless network, the icon will appear hollow .

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Doing so will invoke a pop-up window requesting the password.

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If you're using a home network and you didn't set a password, you'll likely find the Wi-Fi password on the bottom or the back of the router. If the network has no password, you'll connect automatically after clicking the network's name.

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It's at the bottom of the pop-up window. As long as the password is correct, your Mac will connect to the network.