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Saturday, 27 September 2014

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. So It should not surprise you that a simple task such as connecting to a wireless network, which is a routine task for those already familiar with the steps, can be quite frustrating for those trying it for the first time.

Below are the steps to have your laptop or mobile phone connect to a wireless network.

1. Make sure you have a Wi-Fi enabled laptop or mobile phone. 

This is the main requirement in being able to connect to a wireless network. If you are contemplating to buy any of these items and wish to use them for wireless browsing of the internet, check first if they are capable of doing that. Most laptops and mobile phones are already Wi-Fi ready.

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 laptop, computer and mobile phone. 

This is important because most public Wi-Fi networks are unsecured thereby exposing your computer to the risks of contacting viruses and Trojans.

So make sure that you have an antivirus program and firewall software installed in your device before joining a public network.

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