To connect to a Wi‑Fi network in Windows, select the Network icon ( or ) on the taskbar.
Select the Wi‑Fi network you want > Connect, then type the password and follow the instructions. That's it—you're connected! This icon will appear in the taskbar.
After you're connected, you're ready to set up email, browse the web, and do a whole lot more online.
If Wi‑Fi isn't available, or you just want the assurance of a wired connection, the Ethernet cable is your friend—just connect your PC to your router or modem, and then do your thing.
If you're having trouble getting connected, check out Why can't I get online? to try to fix things.
Some PCs have a SIM card in them that lets you connect over cellular data like you do on a phone. To see if your PC has one, select the Network icon ( or ) and look for the Cellular network icon at the top of the list.
Article ID: 17164 - Last Review: Sep 7, 2016 - Revision: 12