Using WiFi

You want to use your WI-FI at home, but you have no WI-FI connection. What can you do to solve this problem?

In a few words

Wi-Fi is a wireless networking technology that allows devices such as computers – laptops and desktops, mobile devices – smart phones, and other equipment – printers and video cameras, to interface with the Internet. It allows these devices to exchange information with one another, creating a network.

For example: wireless networking technology

Internet connectivity occurs through a wireless router. When you access Wi-Fi, you are connecting to a wireless router that allows your Wi-Fi-compatible devices to interface with the Internet.

The most common way for users to connect to the Internet wirelessly is with a desktop wireless (Wi-Fi) router. These routers look like small boxes with multiple short antennas to help broadcast the signal throughout a home or workplace.

For example: Wi-Fi router

To connect to a Wi-Fi network, you need a compatible device with Wi-Fi capabilities.

A Wi-Fi network can be accessed only within a limited range, depending on the strength of the signal. 

When connecting to a Wi-Fi network, you need to select the network name from the available options. 
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Let’s dive deeper

What Is Wi-Fi Security?

Wi-Fi security is the protection of devices and networks connected in a wireless environment. Without Wi-Fi security, a networking device can be accessed by anyone using a computer or mobile device within range of the router’s wireless signal.

How do unsecured Wi-Fi networks create risk?

When wireless devices in a network are “open” or unsecured, they’re accessible to any Wi-Fi-enabled device, such as a computer or smartphone, that’s within range of their wireless signals.

Using open or unsecured networks can be risky for users and organizations. Adversaries using internet-connected devices can collect users’ personal information and steal identities, compromise financial and other sensitive business data, “eavesdrop” on communications, and more.

Protect your Wi-Fi networks

Use strong passwords for your home Wi-Fi network and change the default passwords on your network devices. Avoid connecting to unsecured public Wi-Fi networks for sensitive activities, such as online banking.

To connect to a Wi-Fi network, you need to enter the network’s password, if it is password-protected.

Lets dive deeper, solutions for your problem

You cannot connect to WI-FI so you must troubleshoot.

Below is a guide to show how to connect to WIFI. If you encounter problems with this you will need to troubleshoot.

Why is my Wi-Fi router not connecting?

Restarting your modem and router should be the first thing you do when encountering an internet signal issue. Don’t skip this step! This is almost always what tech support will ask you to try first, as it often solves the problem. To restart your equipment, unplug the power cable for 60 seconds and plug it back in.

If you want to know more, please check our links at the end of this chapter.

Useful links

Troubleshooting network problems in Windows

Setting up a wireless router

Configure a router