Wireless Internet allows you to take your work and entertainment with you, wherever you go. Once you access a Wi-Fi connection on your device, you are free to work or play online to your heart’s content.
Depending on your location, you can access different wireless networks. Many public places, such as airports and coffee shops, offer free Wi-Fi.
Accessing a public wireless network is simple. Just follow these easy steps to make a new wireless network connection:
- Locate the wireless Internet icon on your computer.
- Browse through the list of available networks and find the network you wish to access. Be cautious when using unsecure wireless networks.
- Click on the name of the network you would like access. You may be prompted to provide a password. If you are planning to use this network on a regular basis, you can click the box that will allow you to connect automatically in the future.
If you are using an unsecure network, or a network that doesn’t require a password, you should proceed with caution. Be careful not to visit websites that require personal or financial information, such as online banking sites. This sensitive information could be accessed by criminals on an unsecure network.
Accessing your Wi-Fi connection at home
If you have set up a wireless Internet account for your house, you should be able to access this Wi-Fi connection any time that you are at home. Before you can use your wireless network connection, you will have to set up your router.
Once your router is up and running, you can name your Wi-Fi connection to identify it from other Wi-Fi networks around you. You can also set a password for your connection to prevent others from using it. Securing your Wi-Fi connection is generally a good idea to help prevent identity thieves from accessing your personal information.