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Connect to a Network

Need help with connecting to the Internet? Connect your device to your home, work, or a public hotspot wireless network, or using a network cable.

Connect to a wireless network

To connect to a wireless network at home, office, or a public hotspot, follow these steps.

  1. Select the Network, Sound, or Battery icons on the right side of the taskbar to open quick settings.
    Network icon shown on the taskbar in Windows
  2. On the Wi-Fi quick setting, select Manage Wi-Fi connections.
  3. Choose the Wi-Fi network that you want, then select Connect.
  4. Type the network password, and then select Next.

Nearby wireless networks shown on the Wi-Fi quick settings in Windows

Having trouble connecting to Wi-Fi? Fix wireless network connection issues in Windows.

Connect to a wired network

A wired network connection lets you get a fast and stable Internet connection. Connect one end of the network (Ethernet) cable into your router at home, then plug the other end into the Ethernet port of your computer.

Connecting a network cable to a desktop or a laptop

If you cannot connect to the Internet using an Ethernet connection, try these quick steps to fix the wired network problem and get connected.

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