How To Connect To The Internet (Windows 10)

How To Connect To The Internet (Windows 10)


Hello ladies and gentlemen and welcome back
to this windows 10 course. In this video we will learn all about connecting
to the internet. In order for this video to work, you will
need a modem or router that is setup and ready to go. So the place where you can tend to all your
internet needs is in once again the settings app. You can get to this settings app by clicking
on the start button at the bottom left-hand corner to open the start menu, at the left-hand
side you should see five icons. One of those icons looks like a gear, when
you press on that button. The settings app should open. The category that we want to click on is network
and internet, when we press on that we should be inside the subcategory called status in
the network and internet category of the settings app. So there are two ways two usually connect
to the internet, you can use a wired connection often called Ethernet or you can use a wireless
connection often called wi-fi. I can see both subcategories for those type
of connections over here. The wifi subcategory is here and the Ethernet
category is over here. In this video we’ll discuss both connections. Let’s start with wifi, so im going to click
on the subcategory of wi-fi to enter that subcategory. So to start off over here at the bottom right
hand corner of the taskbar also known as the system tray you should see a icon that looks
like a radio signal. Im going to go ahead and click on that, and
a window appears with all the networks that are in range of your modem or router. Now over here under the wi-fi category of
the settings app there’s a button called show available networks. When i press on that. This button does the exact same thing as the
radio signal icon at the bottom right hand corner of the taskbar which shows a list of
the available networks that are in range of your router or modem that you can connect
to. Now depending on where you are you’ll see
another networks in range of your router or modem. But of course you want to focus on your network
which should be on this list. You can press on that network to connect to
it. If you see a network that says secured next
to it, that means that this networks needs a password in order for you to use that network. I have a password for my network which means
that i can connect to my network. So i will click on my network over here. Before i click on this connect button i want
you to look at this connect automatically checkbox over here. If you check this box by clicking inside the
box with your mouse. Anytime you are near this network windows
will connect to this network automatically without you doing anything. I like that option so i will click inside
the square to turn on that feature. And i will press on connect. Now im asked to type in my password so i going
to go ahead and type that in. Then i will press on next, sometimes you might
see this option where windows is asking you if you want your computer to be discoverable
by other PC’s on the network. This means that anyone that is connected to
your network will be able to see your computer and access certain files and folders you might
be sharing on the network. Of course this is great at home, but probably
not best when at starbucks for example. So im going to say yes since im at home and
move on. Now you should see the connected text next
to your network letting you know that you are connected to the internet. You can test your connection by going to a
web browser like microsoft edge for example and typing in a website in the search bar
then pressing on enter to see if the site loads up. In my case it does load up, so now i know
i am connected to the internet. We will discuss microsoft edge and how to
use this web browser in other videos. For now i was using this browser just for
an example to explain how you can test your internet connection. Im going to close the microsoft edge app by
pressing on the red x at the upper right hand corner to close the app window. For the most part, you dont have to go to
the settings app everytime to make changes to your internet connection. Usually the radio icon at the bottom right
hand corner of the taskbar should give you the main internet settings you need to change
most of the time. When i press on that icon a window opens with
all the network you are in range of again. But if you turn your attention to the bottom
of the window. You can see a wifi button and a airplane mode
button. Airplane mode is usually required when your
on a flight. Using this button disables all wi-fi signals
so that they dont interfere with the airplane communications systems when your on a flight. Your flight attendant should be able to tell
you when to turn on airplane mode and when you can turn it off. But there are times when some airplanes might
have wifi on board the aircraft. And you might want to use that wifi, but you
can’t in airplane mode unless you manually turn on wifi by pressing on the airplane icon
button over here at the bottom right hand corner of the taskbar to open up the window
with all your networks and then pressing on the wifi button over here. Now you can use the onboard wifi on your plane
while turning off other wireless capability of your device. Your flight attendant should tell you when
to turn on wifi and when not to. Check with your flight attendant if you have
any questions. When the plane ride is over you can now turn
off airplane mode by pressing on the airplane mode icon at the bottom right hand corner
of the taskbar and then pressing on the airplane mode icon over here. Then you can get back to your wireless fun. Just remember that wifi is very complex and
this was just a simple overview of what you need to know to connect to a wireless network. Also remember that you have a shortcut you
can use for getting to your main internet settings changes by pressing on this wireless
radio signal. If we go back to the settings app in the wi-fi
subcategory of the network and internet category. You can see this big wifi switch icon. If you click on this icon you can turn off
all wifi completely on your computer. So if you need to turn off wifi for any reason
you can use that button. So that was wifi, let’s talk about ethernet. With wifi taking over the world right now
you might see less ethernet connections as time goes by, so your computer might not have
an ethernet connection. For example, if you have the new surface pro
at the time of this video. That does not have a ethernet port, so you
would have to use wifi in that situation or get a surface dock that comes has an accessory
at the microsoft store website. So im going to click on the ethernet subcategory
over here to open the settings i can change for a ethernet connection. There isn’t really that much to change here
but i do see this picture with a ethernet icon that says not connected which means i
do not have a ethernet cable connected to my computer. So let’s go ahead and connect one, so all
i have to do is get my ethernet cable that looks like this. And plug one side into the ethernet port on
my router or modem and plug the opposite side into the ethernet port on my computer. So im going to go ahead and do that now. So i have one side of my the ethernet cable
connected to the ethernet port on my modem so now i will get the other side of my ethernet
cable connected to my computer’s ethernet port now. Now both cables should be connected. If i have done this correctly the disconnected
text that you saw before should now say connected letting me know that i have a connection to
the internet. But just to make sure im going to test this
connection by clicking on microsoft edge on the taskbar. And going to a website by typing the address
of the site in this website address box over here and then pressing on enter on my keyboard. If i have a internet connection that site
should load up, and be ready to be used. So that is how you would confirm that you
have a internet connection by going to a website in a web browser. I can see here i have a internet connection
so i will close this browser and move on. So that is all to it with an ethernet connection. Im going to take the ethernet cable out of
my ethernet port and you can see that my connected status has now turned into a disconnected
status letting me know that i am not connected to the internet. If your internet connection is not working,
then you might have to called technical support for your modem or computer or if your in a
business environment you might need to contact the IT department and see if they can help
you connect to the internet. But i cannot really help you unless i know
how your internet connection is setup. So for the most part this is all you need
to know when connecting to the internet. Thank you so much for watching and i will
talk to you in the next video.

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