How to connect to wireless networks on various operating systems?

  Choose the operating system of your device.
 
 
For Windows XP:
 
Step 1
Open Control panel, select and double click Network Connections.
 
Step 2
Right click Wireless Network Connection, select and click View Available Wireless Networks.
 
Step 3
Click Refresh Network list to view available wireless networks. Select the one you would like to connect, double click it or click Connect button.
 
Step 4
If the wireless network is secured, there will pop up a window requiring key/password.
Step 5
Enter the correct Key/Password then click Connect. In a short while, a wireless connection is set up.
 
 
For Windows Windows 7/Windows Vista:
 
The process regarding wireless connection is quite similar on these two platforms.
 
Step 1
Click Start -> Control Panel, Select and click Network and Sharing Center (or Network and Internet-> View network status and tasks)
 
Step 2
Now on Widows 7, click Change adapter settings.
 
On Windows Vista, click Manage network connections.
 
 
Step 3
Select wireless network connection, right click it and select Connect/Disconnect.
 
 
Step 4
At the lower right corner, there pops up a window displaying Wi-Fi signals around. Click Refresh button  to view wireless networks. Choose the one you would like to connect, then double click it or click Connect.
 
 
Step 5
If that is a secured network, a password or security key will be requested. Put in your Wi-Fi password and click OK.
 
 
In a short while, you can see the Wi-Fi icon in the task bar showing that it is connected.
 
For Windows 8:
 
Step 1
Click the Wi-Fi icon at the lower right corner in the task tray, and it will bring out a list of all the available wireless signals nearby;
 
Or you can get this Wi-Fi list via control panel as instructed below:
1) Press “windows key +X” on the keyboard, and choose “Control Panel”;

 
 
2) Now navigate your way to Wi-Fi connection by way of “Network and InternetàNetwork and Sharing CenteràChange Adapter Settings
 
 
3) Right click on “Wi-Fi” and choose “Connect/Disconnect” and now you can see all the wireless networks around.
 
Step 2
Choose your Wi-Fi network and press “connect”;
 
Step 3
If that is a secured network, a security key will be required. Type in your wireless password and press next;
 
Now it is connected.
 
Note: If your Wi-Fi network is open, you may see a box like below, just select “No, just connect”.
 
 
 
Now it is connected.
For Windows 10

Step 1

Click the Wi-Fi icon at the lower right corner in the task tray, and it will bring out a list of all the available wireless signals nearby;

Or you can get this Wi-Fi list via control panel as instructed below:

1) Press “windows key +X” on the keyboard, and choose “Control Panel”;

2) Now navigate your way to Wi-Fi connection by way of “Network and Internet”--- “Network and Sharing Center” --- “Change Adapter Settings”;

3) Right click on “Wi-Fi” and choose “Connect/Disconnect” and now you can see all the wireless networks around.

Step 2

Choose your Wi-Fi network, check “Connect automatically” and press “connect”;

Step 3

If it is a secured network, a security key will be required. Type in your wireless password and press “next”;

Now it is connected.

 
For MAC OS:
 
There are two ways to connect to a wireless network on MacBook.
 
Method 1:
 
Step 1
Click the Wi-Fi icon in the very top task bar of your MacBook and choose your Wi-Fi network.
 
Step 2
Put in your Wi-Fi password and click on Join.
 
 
Method 2:
 
Step 1
Navigate your way to Wi-Fi connection via  -------> System preferences -----> Network -----> Wi-Fi
 
Step 2
Click network and drop down the Wi-Fi menu; choose your Wi-Fi network among all others. Here we take “tplinkwifi” as an example.
 
 
Step 3
Fill in the password which is case sensitive and press Join
 
Finally, Wi-Fi status shows Connected when the wireless connection is successfully set up.
 
For iOS:
  
Step1 
Tap on settings
 
 
 
Step 2 
Tap on the WLAN; make sure Wi-Fi is on and then tap on your own Wi-Fi network
 
 
Step 3 
Key in your Wi-Fi password and tap on Join
 
Step 4
A check mark appears next to the Wi-Fi network when it is connected.
 
    
For Android:
 
Step1
Go to Settings and turn on Wlan, which may also be named Wireless and Networks or Wi-Fi.
 
Step 2
Enter Wireless and Network/Wlan/Wi-Fi and choose the Wi-Fi network you want to connect; Input your Wi-Fi password which is case sensitive, and connect. 
Step 3
Now the Wi-Fi shows “connected” and Wi-Fi symbol turns green; It’s ready to use.
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