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How to connect your Wireless Network to your devices?

Updated: Sep 21, 2023

Connecting to Wi-Fi typically involves a few simple steps, although the specific process can vary slightly depending on your device and then on the type of Wi-Fi network you're connecting to. Here are the general steps to connect to Wi-Fi.

Overview of the topics which are covered: 1. Windows Computer

2. Settings For Windows Computer

3. Mac computer

4. Settings For Mac Computers

5. Android Devices

6. Settings For Android Devices

7. IOS Devices

8. Settings For IOS Devices

9. Precautions

  1. Change Default Settings

  2. Use Strong Encryption

  3. Set a Strong Password

  4. Disable WPS

  5. Firmware Update

  6. Turn Off Remote Management

  7. Use a Network Firewall

  8. Turn Off the Network When Not in Use (Optional)

10. For Other Devices or Operating Systems

11. Additional Tips

12. Conclusion

13. Ask a question


Windows computer: Microsoft Windows (also known as Windows or Win) is a graphical operating system developed and published by Microsoft.


Settings For Windows Computers:


1. Click on the Wi-Fi symbol located at the bottom right corner of your screen on the taskbar.

2. A list of available networks will pop up.

3. Click on your desired network.

4. Click "Connect".

5. If the network is secured enter the password when prompted and then click on "Next” (make sure the password key you enter will be case sensitive)



Settings For Mac Computers:


1. Click on the Wi-Fi icon located on the top right of your screen.

2. From the dropdown, select the network you wish to join.

3. If prompted, then enter the network password key, to connect and then make sure the device is working fine with the internet or not.



Settings For Android Devices:

1. Go to "Settings".

2. Tap on "Network & Internet" or just "Wi-Fi".

3. Click on Wi-Fi (Make sure the Wi-Fi is turned on), then a list of available networks will appear.

4. Tap on the network you want to connect to.

5. If prompted, enter the password and then tap "Connect".



Settings For iOS Devices (iPhone, iPad):


1. Open "Settings".

2. Tap on "Wi-Fi".

3. Click on the Wi-Fi switch to turn it on.

4. A list of networks will appear. Tap on the network you want to connect with.

5. If prompted then enter the password.


Precautions while connecting to the wireless network.


1. Change Default Settings:

  • Username & Password: Router manufacturers often use the same default login credentials for all their devices. Change these settings immediately to prevent unauthorized access.

  • Network Name (SSID): Change the default Service Set Identifier (SSID) to something unique but avoid personal identifiers. Personal identifiers will give you more trouble (as hackers will come to know this customer's name and requirements).

2. Use Strong Encryption:

  • WPA3: This is the newest and most secure encryption standard. If your router supports it, use it. If not, WPA2 is the second-best option.

  • Avoid WEP: Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) is outdated and easily hackable.

3. Set a Strong Password:

  • The password for your Wi-Fi should be strong and unique. Use a mix of upper- and lower-case letters, numbers, and symbols.

4. Disable WPS:

  • Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) allows for quick device connections but has vulnerabilities. Disable it and connect devices manually.

5. Firmware Update:

  • Internet providers release a firmware update to fix vulnerabilities and improve performance. Ensure you update your device regularly.

6. Turn Off Remote Management:

  • Most routers offer a feature that allows you to access its interface remotely. For increased security, turn this off unless you really need it.

7. Use a Network Firewall:

  • Ensure that your router's built-in firewall is activated. It acts as a barrier between your network and potential threats from the internet.

8. Turn Off the Network When Not in Use (Optional):

  • If you'll be away for an extended period or don't use your network during certain hours, consider turning it off.

These are the common Precautions that customer has to keep in mind before he tries to connect to the internet.


For other devices or operating systems:


The steps may be slightly different, but the general approach will be the same.


1. Go to settings or the appropriate section for network connections.

2. Look for Wi-Fi settings or Wireless settings.

3. Turn on Wi-Fi Settings and manually connect to the available network you want to connect with.

4. Enter the password if required and then connect with the network.

5. Make sure the network you are connected with is working fine with the internet and to make sure that the speeds of your internet are good, you can run the speed test with the help of speed test by Ookla website or app.


Additional Tips:



Guest Networks: If you have visitors often consider setting up a guest network. This provides them with internet access without granting access to your main network.

  • Regularly Change Passwords: For added security, change your Wi-Fi password periodically.

  • Universal Plug and Play (UPnP): Turn this off unless you have specific devices that require it. UPnP can be a security risk.

Conclusion:

Establishing a wireless network involves a combination of physical connections, software settings, and good practices to ensure safety and optimal performance. Once set up, maintain your network by keeping firmware updated, periodically changing passwords, and monitoring for any unauthorized access. As technology advances, always be on the lookout for new features and improved security measures to better your home or office wireless experience.


Ask a Question


Q1. How to connect Wi-Fi directly with TV?

Ans. To get a wired connection to the internet on your T.V you have to make sure that you are using a LAN cable, and that it is in working condition, The wire needs to connect with the LAN port of your Internet device/Router and Then to the T.V port slot.


Q2. How can I verify that I am connected to the Internet?

Ans. To check whether you are connected to the internet or not, you have to go to your settings site page open Wi-Fi settings, and see the connected network, and what it says connected or not connected.


Q3. If my account is connected to the internet and it says connected but without internet?

Ans. 1. If it says connected but without internet in that case you have to make sure that the device is connected directly to the wall socket

2. Make sure that all the light of your device is ON if it's not on then you have to contact your service provider and ask them to resolve this issue.


Q4. What will be my device interface IP?

Ans. The Common Interface of the IP address will be 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1.

Q5. What will be the security key of my device?

Ans. The security key of your device will be (123456789 or 12345678) or else it will be updated to you with the help of email or check your device itself at the bottom of your device it will give you the credentials of your device and security key.


Q6. What is UPnP?

Ans. UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) is a network protocol that allows apps and devices to open and close ports automatically in order to connect with each other.



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