When you need a wireless internet connection on your Windows 11 computer, you should probably connect to Wi-Fi.
Here are two approaches to connecting to a WiFi network.
How to Use Quick Settings to Connect to Wi-Fi.
The quick settings menu is the quickest way to connect to Wi-Fi in Windows 11.
To begin, go to the far right corner of the Windows taskbar and click the Quick Settings button. It’s a button that’s hidden beneath the Wi-Fi and sound volume icons.
The Quick Settings menu will be displayed. To begin, ensure that Wi-Fi is turned on by clicking the left half of the Wi-Fi button, which has radiating ripples on it. Wi-Fi is enabled when it is illuminated (rather than pale). Then, on the right half of the Wi-Fi button, click the arrow.
You’ll see a list of Wi-Fi networks that are available. Select the one to which you want to connect.
The network entry will expand, and a “Connect” button will appear. Put a checkmark in the box next to “Connect Automatically” if you want Windows to connect to this network automatically in the future. After you’ve made your decision, click “Connect.”
If the Wi-Fi access point is password-protected, a text box labeled “Enter password” will appear. Enter the password for your Wi-Fi network in the box and click “Next.”
As Windows connects to the Wi-Fi network, you’ll see a “Verifying and Connecting” message. When you’re connected, you’ll see the message “Connected.” Close the Quick Settings menu by clicking outside of it, and you’re ready to use the network.
How to Use Wi-Fi Settings to Connect to a Network
If you prefer to connect to Wi-Fi through the settings in Windows 11, start by pressing the Windows button on your keyboard. Alternatively, you can right-click the Start button and choose “Settings.”
When the settings open, go to the sidebar and select “Network & Internet,” then “Wi-Fi.”
Turn the switch next to “Wi-Fi” to “On.” Next, click to enlarge the “Show Available Networks” section, after which select the name of the network you want to connect to from the list.
After selecting the Wi-Fi network name, enter the security key (password) if required, and then click “Next.”
If you typed in the correct password, you’ll be able to connect to the network. To disconnect later, click the “Disconnect” button in the list underneath the network’s name.