Connecting your wireless Windows 8 and higher computers to the router can be done in a few steps. But, before connecting it to a Linksys wireless router, check on the following items first.
Prepare the settings listed below:
Don’t have the wireless settings? Click here to retrieve them.
Other things that you need to do:
Once the above items are checked, you can now start connecting your router to the network.
Press the Windows key + D on your keyboard to show the Desktop.
NOTE: In Windows 10, the Desktop is automatically shown.
Click on the Wireless icon on the system tray. The list of available wireless networks will be displayed.
Select your network from the list and click Connect.
QUICK TIP: If you wish to connect to the network automatically upon startup, check Connect automatically.
Enter your network security key or passphrase and click Next.
If you are setting up a home network, select Yes, turn on sharing and connect to devices.
The status of the wireless connection will be displayed. The Wireless icon on the system tray will be displayed once the computer is successfully connected to the network.
NOTE: For video instructions on how to connect your Windows computer to the wireless network, click here.
Troubleshooting issues while connecting to the router
If the above steps did not work successfully, try removing the old wireless profiles first and try connecting again following the same steps. Click on the link below to know how.
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