With most routers, you can choose to connect wireless devices (laptops, smartphones, tablets, etc.) to your network either manually or automatically using the WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) feature.

Manual Connection

You can connect your wireless devices to your In-Home WiFi network by manually entering the settings on each wireless device. You'll need to know your network name (SSID) and password in order to connect each device.

  1. Open the settings for managing connections on your device and look for Wireless or WiFi. The location of wireless settings will depend on the device you're trying to connect. Learn more about connecting wireless devices.
  2. Make sure your device's WiFi setting is On.
  3. Locate the WiFi network name on your device and select it.
  4. Enter your WiFi password and select Connect or Join.
  5. Your device should now be connected to your WiFi network.

If you have trouble connecting, you can get WiFi troubleshooting tips or consult your router's user manual.

WiFi Protected Setup (WPS)

WiFi Protected Setup (WPS) is a standard for easily adding computers and other devices to a home network while maintaining security. Not all wireless devices support WPS, so check to see that your devices do before you try to connect them in this way.

During the connection process, your devices will get security settings from the router so that every device in the network has the same security settings. In some cases, you may need to configure your router to activate the WPS feature. Check your router's user manual for more information.

If your wireless device supports WPS (Push 'N Connect), follow these steps:

  1. Press the WPS button on the router's front panel for several seconds.
  2. Within 2 minutes, press the WPS button on your wireless device or follow the WPS instructions that came with the device. The device should now be connected to your WiFi network.