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Do You Know How To Connect Wifi In Windows 11?

If you have recently upgraded your device to Windows 11 or have bought a new one with this OS, you might be in the process of setting it up. Connecting the wifi network to your PC or laptop is probably the first thing you would be set to do. But do you know How To Connect Wifi In Windows 11? 

How To Connect Wifi In Windows 11
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There are many ways to connect your laptop or PC to Wifi with Windows 11 OS. This article states How To Connect Wifi In Windows 11? that is simple and easy to follow. 

How To Connect Wifi In Windows 11?

Many methods for connecting Wifi in Windows 11 are discussed below with detailed instructions. If any of the plans do not work for you, you can skip trying the next one. 

1. Connecting To Wifi Using Windows Settings

  • On the Taskbar, click on the Start button. 
  • Select Settings App. It will be one of the pinned items. 
  • Alternatively, you can also click on the Windows tab and choose Settings to open the Settings app. 
  • On the Settings App, click on Network and Internet. It will be on the left side of the screen. 
  • On the right side, select the Wifi option. 
  • Click on the toggle to turn the Wifi on. 
  • You will see various setting options below. Click on Show Available Networks. 
  • You will be presented with the available wifi networks around. This might take a few seconds. 
  • Select your wifi network and enter its password. 
  • Click on Next. 

Once connected to the wifi network, you will see the confirmation message and signal strength. 

2. Connecting To Wifi Using Taskbar

You will find the Quick Settings option on the right end of the Taskbar. This has Wifi, battery, and speaker buttons grouped in one place for easier and quicker access. Follow the given instructions to set Wifi via Taskbar. 

  • Click on the box on Taskbar having a globe icon. 
  • In the new small menu, click on the right-facing arrow of the first block. When you take your cursor over it, it will say Manage wifi connections. 
  • Switch on Wifi by clicking on the toggle. 
  • You will then see a list of the available wifi networks. 
  • To connect to any, click on Connect. 
  • If you want your device to connect to a wifi network by itself when it is switched on, check the Connect Automatically box. 
  • Enter the password of your wifi network. 
  • Click on Next. 
  • Press the disconnect button next to the wifi name to disconnect from the connected network. 

3. Connecting To Wifi Using Command Prompt

Command Prompt is an app that can connect your device to Wifi. You need to remember that this method can be used only if your device has been connected to the wifi network at least once before. This method can not introduce a new wifi network to the device. 

The instructions below describe how to do this in detail. 

  • On the Taskbar, click on the Search button. Enter ‘Command Prompt’ in the search bar.
  • On the right of the menu, you will find the option Run as Administrator. Click on it. 
  • You will get a popup asking if the app can make changes to your system. Click on Yes. 
  • In the new Administrator window, type ‘netsh WLAN show profiles in the third line continuing it. 
  • Press Enter. 
  • You will see a list of User Profiles. These are wifi networks around you. 
  • Cope the name of the wifi network you wish to connect to. 
  • Below the user profile list, continue the written line with ‘name=’. After the equal to symbol, paste the user profile name you copied in the previous step. 
  • This will connect your device to the wifi network. 

To Sum It Up

This article discusses how to connect Wifi in Windows 11. These are all easy and quick methods. These will definitely work for you if your device and OS are updated and in good working conditions. However, you can use other techniques that are more complex than these. 

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