Sunday, May 30, 2021

How to Connect to a Wireless Network

Although Wi-Fi is becoming a popular way of connecting to the internet, not everyone has caught on with this type of technology yet.

It is therefore not surprising that a task such as connecting to a wireless network, which is a routine task for those already familiar with it, can be quite confusing for those doing it for the first time.

Below is a list of things that one needs to have or do to connect to a wireless network.

1. Have a Wi-Fi enabled computer, mobile phone or PDA. This is the primary requirement in being able to connect to a wireless network. If you're planning to buy those items and wish to use them in wirelessly browsing the internet, check first if they are capable of doing that. Most laptops are already Wi-Fi ready, however, mobile phone manufacturers have yet to make this a standard feature in their products.

2. When prompted, choose which wireless network you want to connect to. Newer computers automatically detect wireless networks that are within range. They also indicate whether or not a particular network is secure or not. Just choose your preferred network and you'll be online in no time at all.

3. Have security software installed on your computer. This is important because most public Wi-Fi networks are unsecure thus exposing your computer to risks such as viruses and Trojans. So make sure that you have an antivirus program and firewall software before joining a public network.