Setup - Connecting to a wireless network - Windows 7

 

Connecting to a wireless network – Windows 7

 

To connect your laptop to a wireless network, follow the steps below:

 

Locate your network icon in the taskbar:

 

Wireless Networks

 

A windows with a list of networks (both wireless and wired) will appear.  Locate your wireless network in the list below:

 

Wireless Networks

 

You can scroll through the list of available connections until you find the one you want to connect to, in addition to this, you can “hover” your mouse pointer over the connection and it will show a window with information about that network – the network name, signal strength, type of encryption used, etc:

 

Wireless Networks

 

Once you’ve located the connection you want to use, click on it.  If you want to connect automatically, check the appropriate box and then click connect:

 

Wireless Networks

 

After a few moments, you will be prompted to enter the network security key.  If you’ve chosen to connect automatically, this information will be stored on your computer for the next time your laptop attempts to connect to it:

 

Wireless Networks

 

If you key in the wrong password, don’t worry – you will be prompted to enter it again.  Once you have entered the correct password, the window will disappear, and you will be connected.  You can tell your computer is connected because the network icon in the task bar will change:

 

Wireless Networks

 

At this point, Windows Firewall may ask you what kind of network you are connecting to (Home, Work or Public).  Answer the prompt accordingly.

 

If you run into any issues connecting to your home wireless network, please feel free to contact Internet Support at 519-395-3800.