How to Connect to a Wi-Fi Network in Windows 11

Connecting to a Wi-Fi network in Windows 11 is a straightforward process. Follow these steps to connect to a Wi-Fi network:

Step 1: Open Network & Internet Settings

  1. Click on the Network icon (Wi-Fi symbol) on the right side of the taskbar. If you don't see the icon, click on the upward arrow to show hidden icons.
  2. Click on Network & Internet settings at the bottom of the panel that appears. Alternatively, you can press Win + I to open the Settings app and navigate to Network & Internet.

Step 2: Select Wi-Fi

  1. In the Network & Internet settings, click on Wi-Fi in the left-hand sidebar.

Step 3: View Available Networks

  1. Ensure that the Wi-Fi toggle switch is turned on.
  2. Click on Show available networks. This will display a list of available Wi-Fi networks.

Step 4: Connect to a Wi-Fi Network

  1. In the list of available networks, find the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to and click on it.
  2. Click on the Connect button.

Step 5: Enter Wi-Fi Password

  1. If the network is secured, you will be prompted to enter the Wi-Fi password.
  2. Type the password in the provided field and click Next.

Step 6: Confirm Connection

  1. Windows will attempt to connect to the Wi-Fi network. Once connected, you will see a confirmation message indicating that you are connected to the network.

Additional Tips

  • Automatically Connect: If you want your device to automatically connect to this Wi-Fi network in the future, make sure to check the Connect automatically checkbox before clicking the Connect button.
  • Network Profile: You can set the network profile to Public or Private depending on your location. A private profile is recommended for home and work networks to enable device discovery and file sharing.
    1. In the Wi-Fi settings, click on the network you are connected to.
    2. Select Private under Network profile type.

Step 7: Troubleshoot Connection Issues

  1. If you encounter any issues connecting to the Wi-Fi network, click on Troubleshoot problems in the Network & Internet settings to run the Windows Network Troubleshooter.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to diagnose and fix any connection issues.


You have successfully connected to a Wi-Fi network on your Windows 11 computer. By following these steps, you can easily connect to available Wi-Fi networks and manage your network settings for a better and more secure internet experience.