If you are not a PC user and instead have laptops, notebooks and netbooks, you may have noticed that there are lots of new wireless networks used everyday. I have personally experienced the mushrooming of wireless networks through my laptop as I use the internet via Wi-Fi. Windows 7 provides for wireless internet connectivity and my intention is to give the ways to go about it without any hassles.


To begin your connection, simply click on the wireless network logo on the right of your PC’s taskbar. It should be easy to see as it resembles a network impression, just check it down there and be sure to find it and open it. The moment you click on the logo or icon, the computer will immediately spring up a window containing the available network connections in your system. The number of available networks will be divided with regard to type and you should be able to see that at the top of the list, there is the dial up and the virtual private network or VPN type of connections and down on the available networks will be all the wireless networks your window 7 has found displayed clearly. You can as well refresh on the available networks by hitting the refresh button from the open window containing the available wireless networks.

Select the Connection You want

Once you have established your list of the available networks that windows 7 has detected and holding the cursor for a few seconds on a network enables you see additional details about the network. The details might be the network name, its signal strength, type of wireless security employed and the network’s SSID or the Service Set Identifier. Simply choose which network you want to use and then click on it; you will have selected a wireless connection for your computer.

Future Connection

If you will be suing that particular network you chose for a long time to come, it is advisable to click in the box besides the network named “Connect automatically” as it enables you connect to the wireless network anytime you want to without having to redo the whole procedure all the time. Once that is done and you have settled on the connection to use, it is now time to click on the “Connect” tab and wait a few seconds as the laptop or PC connects to the wireless network.

However, I must point out here that you have to be very keen when using a wireless network because if its security is not enabled, you could be putting your PC to great risk. Only connect to networks with security but if you must connect to a network with no security, ensure your security is turned on all the time. Once the connection has been made, the PC will prompt you for a network security key which you should get from the network’s administrator but if you are suing your home network, simply find it from your router’s control panel. For public places, check the “hide characters” option to secure your information and just click OK. You are ready to commence surfing.