[Windows 10] How to connect to Wi-Fi’s (wireless LAN) access point

 [Windows 10] How to connect to Wi-Fi’s (wireless LAN) access point
Table of contents
Operation method
When connecting from list of Wi-Fi
When connecting to new wireless network, or network that is on non-display setting

Reference

  • You can connect by selecting from list of nearby Wi-Fi access points, connect manually, or connect to access point that is on non-display setting. Please refer to the procedures that match with your usage environment.
  • If you are using external Wi-Fi network adapter, make sure that all preparations such as installing connecting driver are completed, and perform operations once it is connected to PC securely and the Wi-Fi function is under a usable condition.
  • If you are using Wi-Fi function embedded in the PC, make sure that the Wi-Fi function is turned on.

Please refer to the following Related Q&A for operation procedures.
▼Related Q&A:
[Windows 10]How to enable/disable Wi-Fi (Wireless LAN) function


Operation method

  • When connecting from list of Wi-Fi
  1. Select [Network] icon in the notification area.

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  1. List of wireless network SSID found near the PC will be displayed, so choose the connecting access point. If you want to connect to the connecting access point automatically, check [Connect automatically] and select [Connect].

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  1. If security key is needed, it will show “Enter network security key”, so enter the security key, and select [Next] button.
    • For security key (code key), enter the same set point as the access point you are using.
    • If you don’t know the set point of the access point you are using, either refer to the product’s manual, or contact the product distributor.

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  1. It will show “Do you want to have this PC detectable from other PC and device on this network?”, so select either of the following.
    • No
      Select this if you are not turning on the share to the connecting network (ex: network at public place).
    • Yes
      Select this if you are turning on the share to the connecting network (ex: home network, company network).

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  1. It will show that it is “already connected” to the access point it is currently connected to.

All operations are now complete.


  • When connecting to new wireless network, or network that is on non-display setting
  1. Click the [Start] button.
  2. On the Start menu select [Setting].

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  1. While the “Setting” screen is displayed, select [Network and internet].

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  1. While the “Network and internet” screen is displayed, select the [Wi-Fi] tab and scroll down on right side, and select [Network and share center].

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  1. “Network and share center” screen will be displayed, so select [Setup new connection or network].

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  1. The “Setup connection or network” screen will be displayed, select [Manually connect to wireless network], and select [Next].

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  1. It will show “Manually connect to wireless network”, so enter info according to the network environment for [Network name], [Type of security], [Type of encryption], and [Security key].
    Check [Automatically start this connection] and [Connect even when network has not performed broadcast], and select [Next] button.

    • For security key (code key), enter the same set point as the access point you are using.
    • If you don’t know the set point of the access point you are using, either refer to the product’s manual, or contact the product distributor.

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Precautions

  • If [Connect even when network has not performed broadcast] is not checked, you cannot connect if access point is under stealth mode.
    Also, network that is under non-display setting may be displayed as “Unpublicized network” within the list of wireless network connection.
  • If [Automatically start this connection] is not checked, you will have to reconnect manually after restarting or coming back from sleep mode.
  1. It will show “(Network name) has been successfully added”, so select [Close] button.

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All operations are now complete.

 

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