How to Connect to Your Home WiFi or Hotspot Windows and Mac
Posted by Marilyn Wetterer on 24 March 2020 08:54 AM
Windows 10 - How to connect to a Wi-Fi network using Taskbar
Using the Taskbar is the most straightforward way to connect to a new Wi-Fi network. Here's how:
Once you complete these steps, you will be connected to the network using a wireless connection.
Using the "Network & Security" settings page, you can set up Wi-Fi connections manually, and then when your device is in range, it'll connect automatically. Here's how:
Click the Add a new network button.
Enter the network name.
Use the drop-down menu to select the Security type. (Usually, the security type is WPA2-Personal AES.)
Enter the network security key (password).
After completing these steps, your computer will connect automatically to the Wi-Fi network you specified.
Link for support article with further instructions
Windows 7 - How to connect to Home WiFi
Link to Apple's Support Website
Click in the menu bar, then choose a network. If Wi-Fi is off, click , then select Turn Wi-Fi On.*
If you connect to a public Wi-Fi network, a window might appear with terms and conditions you're asked to agree to before you can connect.
Connect to a secure Wi-Fi network
Secure Wi-Fi networks are password-protected and have by their names.
How to Use Ethernet
To connect to the Internet over a wired connection, connect an Ethernet cable between your router or modem and the Ethernet port on your Mac.
Some Macs require an Ethernet adapter like the Belkin USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter, or the Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
iPhone and iPad - How to set up a Personal Hotspot
A Personal Hotspot lets you share the cellular data connection of your iPhone or iPad (Wi-Fi + Cellular) when you don't have access to a Wi-Fi network.
Set up Personal Hotspot
If you don't see the option for Personal Hotspot, contact your carrier to make sure that you can use Personal Hotspot with your plan.
Your personal hotspot will show up under your home Wifi options and you will be able to connect your hotspot to your computer.
Android Mobile Devices - How to setup a hotspot connection
Link for support article for setting up and using a hotspot on an Android mobile device