To connect your new PC, follow these simple steps:
Desktop computers usually have Wi-Fi permanently enabled. Laptops, netbooks and all-in-one computers usually have a button on the case or an FN key combination to turn the Wi-Fi on/off. The FN key will normally be found around the bottom left of your keyboard and is used in conjunction with one of the function keys (F1 to F12). Look for the Wi-Fi symbol on one of the function keys or refer to your user manual.
- In the bottom right corner of your computer screen (next to the time and date), you should see a wireless icon
Left-click on the icon to see a list of available networks you can connect to
- Select your wireless network from the list and click Connect. If you cannot see your network, make sure all the appropriate lights are on, on your router and make sure you are close enough to get a signal.
- Enter your wireless security password (provided to you by your Internet Service Provider or located on the bottom of your router). Note: Passwords are case sensitive.
- You will receive a message saying you are successfully connected. Tick the option Save the network so next time it will automatically connect. Next, select Close.
Windows will now ask what type of network you are creating; click on Home network
You will also get the option to create a homegroup. If you have more than one computer in your household and want to share files, then enabling Homegroup makes sharing really easy.
Tick the boxes for the types of things you want to share and follow the on-screen prompts
On the last screen, you will be provided with a homegroup password - write this down
You will now be connected to the internet and ready to update, browse and download to your heart's content.
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