A wireless network is a network to which properly equipped computers can connect via radio signal instead of physical cables. Wireless networks are commonly called WiFi networks, and are usually the main way for laptop users to connect to the internet when out and about with their computers. This video explains how to connect to a wireless network from your computer and how to setup your computer to either be visible or invisible to other computers on your network.
- [Voiceover] A wireless network is a network…to which properly equipped computers…can connect via radio signal instead of physical cables.…Wireless networks are commonly called Wi-Fi networks,…and are usually the main way for laptop users…to connect to the internet when out and about…with their computers.…Like a regular wired network, a Wi-Fi network…does not necessarily have to offer internet access,…although internet access is probably the most…common reason people set up Wi-Fi networks.…These days, you can find wireless internet…or Wi-Fi signals just about anywhere -…in homes, offices, hotels, and restaurants.…All you need to connect to a Wi-Fi network…is a computer with Wi-Fi capabilities,…whether built-in or through a Wi-Fi card…you can plug into your computer.…
But one thing to bear in mind is that…most wireless networks are often password-protected…or in the case of Wi-Fi networks…you find in restaurants or hotels,…you also often have to pay to access their Wi-Fi networks.…So even though you may have the hardware…
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- What is a computer?
- Purchasing a laptop vs. desktop
- Understanding files and folders
- Opening and saving files
- Working with software
- Setting up printers and Bluetooth devices
- Connecting to networks to go online
- Setting up email
- Receiving and sending email
- Searching the web
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1. Getting to Know Computers
2. Getting Started
3. Software and Applications
4. Computer Peripherals
5. Networks and Getting Online
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