Learn various options for connecting to a wireless network including from the Taskbar, from Settings, manually from the Set Up a New Connection wizard in Control Panel, and from the contextual menu of the network adapter. Learn how to connect to a hidden wireless network. Learn how to set a wireless connection as a metered connection.
- [Voiceover] I'm sure you've connected to…a wireless network before,…perhaps from a laptop computer, phone, or tablet.…The process is often the same no matter the device.…A prompt appears informing you of the available networks,…and you click it to join.…But what do you do when a prompt doesn't appear?…The easiest way to look for a network…is to access the network list, available from the task bar.…Click the network you want to join,…and click Connect.…If you're prompted to enter a network security key, do so.…
You can also opt to share this network…with your contacts from…Facebook, Skype, and Outlook, if you like.…You might want to share public networks,…but it's not a good idea to share private ones.…Click Next.…If you've never connected to this…particular network before, you'll be prompted…to tell Windows if it's public or private,…so you'll need to make a decision about discoverability.…Click No if it's a network you don't trust,…like one at a coffee shop, and click Yes if it's one you do.…I'm going to disconnect from this network now,…
Author and professor Joli Ballew shows you how to get connected, which settings to use to access different resources, and how to keep your system secure. She explains the security implications of different settings, so you can make informed decisions that help protect devices when using public networks. She also helps get the most out of the Window 10 sharing center. Lastly, she explains the native firewall rules, how to create your own inbound and outbound rules, and how to troubleshoot and modify your network connection.
Note: This course aligns to the Configure Networking domain from the Microsoft exam 70-697: Configuring Windows 10 Devices.
- Configuring IP settings and wireless network settings
- Maintaining network security
- Setting up preferences
- Troubleshooting connectivity
- Managing Windows Firewall
- Creating program rules and security rules
- Using ping, ipconfig, Tracert, and PathPing to troubleshoot