For Windows 7

Step 1:
Click on the wireless icon in the System tray.

Step 2:
Click on the wireless network you would like to connect to.

Step 3:
If the network is security-enabled, enter the network key.

Step 4:
Once the wireless card has been configured, it will show it is connected in the Network list.

Windows 10

When a network is broadcasting its SSID (network name) it will appear in the list of available nearby networks. You can access the list simply by clicking the network icon in the system tray near the clock on the desktop or by using the Setting app to manage your wireless network. If you do not find your network listed, you can easily create a network profile.

To join a wireless network, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Network & Internet (press Windows key + I to open the Settings app, or move your cursor to the notification area and click on the network icon).
  2. The network icon will list available wireless networks. Select the network you want to connect to and then click Connect. You'll also see Network Settings near the bottom of available wireless networks. This will quickly open the Network & Internet. If you opened Network & Internet from the Settings app, the following figure will also appear:

Note: The Wi-Fi option will only be available if you have a wireless network adapter enabled.

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