Connect to WiFi in Windows 10  Step by Step Guide ▷ 2020

The wireless technologies have evolved considerably, since It is no longer necessary to use cables between devices to be able to be connected. What greatly favors society, since it is not only the fact that they can be interconnected in the same network, but also that the use of MB is not needed to navigate.

As we know, Windows 10 is an excellent operating system that, upon its arrival, has made life easier for all users who use it. But, despite being one of the most used, there are still people who do not are fully familiar with the interface or version, so certain processes are complicated.

That is why in this article we are going to be teaching you how to connect correctly to a wireless network Y resolve possible connection errors that the computer may be presenting.

Steps to activate WiFi and connect to a wireless network in Windows 10

Connect to a WiFi network to browse the Internet in Windows is much easier than it seems, and even it is easier to do than in the old versions of this system. Soon we will know the steps to carry out this action.

The first procedure we will do is to activate the WiFi network controller:

  • The quick way is accessing the network shortcut that appears in the lower right corner of the screen on the taskbar.
  • To do this, click on the connection symbol and then click on “Wifi” to activate it. Of course, first you have to make sure that the “Airplane mode” is disabled.

Enable WiFi

The complex form is useful for when click on the “WiFi” button and it does not turn on. Also for when this button just doesn’t appear in the connection menu at the bottom right.

  • First you must right click on the connection menu on the taskbar and then you must click on “Open network and Internet settings”.

Open network and internet settings

  • Next we must choose the option that says “Change adapter options”.

Change adapter options

In the new window that appears we will have the possibility to modify some properties of the network drivers, both wireless and cable. It is important to remember this route, since in due course it can help us to solve different connection problems.

  • We continue by right-clicking on the controller “Wifi” and finally we must click on “Activate”.

Enable WiFi

  • To finish the complex process we must carry out the quick process, that is, turn on the “Wifi” from the taskbar.

Starting with having the wireless network controller active, then we must connect to a network:

  • Click on the network button on the task bar and we select among those that we see, those whose username and password we know.

Connect to a WiFi network

My computer won’t connect to WiFi. What are the most common causes and their solutions?

When the computer does not want to connect to any wireless network or perhaps does not even want to receive any signal, it is because various factors do not allow it. Next, we will know what are the most common causes for which the equipment it does not recognize and does not connect to any network.

Even so, before we go to try any of these methods, it is recommended first restart the router or test if some other device connects to the internet. In addition, you can also restart your computer to find out.

Outdated or disabled drivers

If our computer has symptoms similar to those described at the beginning of this section, it is very possible that the drivers are not in good condition. In some cases it may not even be installed.

To solve this problem we enter the “Device administrator”:

  • The first thing is to right click on the button “Windows”, and in the pop-up window we select the option “Device administrator”.

Device administrator

Once in the administrator we can do various things with network drivers that we must identify and deploy. To do this, click on the arrow that precedes the name “Network adapters”.

Network adapters

This action will display each of the network controllers, and By right-clicking on each of them we can choose to activate them if they are deactivated. We can send them to update and we can even uninstall them. This last action allows us to format the controller configuration as if it were from the factory. This is achieved by uninstalling the driver and restarting the computer so that the system recognizes it again.

Actions on network controllers


Sometimes the Windows Firewall is outdated for variable reasons and develops a firewall to prevent Internet connections, in order to protect the computer. So we can try disable it from the Windows settings, specifically in the security center.

  • To enter there we click on the button “Security” which is located in the right area of ​​the taskbar.

Windows security

  • Next, we enter the zone of “Firewall and network protection”.

Firewall and network protection

  • We continue selecting any of the types of networks in which we are going to disable Firewall protection, it can be a public, private or domain network.

Firewall enabled in networks

We will proceed to deactivate the Firewall in the type of network that is active. It can be easily identified that in the example, the network that is active is the public one by the parentheses that appear next to it.

  • We enter the network and by clicking on the marker we deactivate the firewall.

Disable firewall

This action disable the firewall individually, so if you want to disable it completely, it must be done with each of the types of networks.


Just as the Windows Firewall being outdated can block the Internet connection, the same can happen with the personal antivirus. In this case We can deactivate it to make sure that this is not the problem that is preventing us from connecting to the Internet:

  • We can do it quickly through the taskbar by selecting the antivirus icon and clicking on “Temporarily disable protection.”
  • Followed by “Temporarily disable the firewall” of the antivirus.

Disable antivirus

Forget network

There is a simple step that on many occasions solves the connection problem that can be generated by some bad update of the system. It basically consists of forgetting the network and then trying to reconnect:

  • Click on the connection button located on the taskbar and then right-click on the network that we are going to forget and click on “Stop remembering.”

Forget network

My computer connects, but there is no Internet. Why is this happening and how to fix it?

Once we have verified that the computer is connecting to the router, but still unable to surf the internet, then it is quite possible that the problem is due to another reason. You can try some of these solutions to solve your lack of Internet on your computer:

IP address problem

Sometimes our IP adress it collides, so to speak, with the address assigned by the router and prevents the computer from surfing the Internet. To solve this we must enter the “Network Connection Center”:

  • As a first step we right-click on the connections button on the taskbar to “Open network and Internet settings”.

Open network and internet settings

  • We continue to the options of adapter.

Change adapter options

  • Successively, we must right click on the controller “Wifi” and select the option “Properties”.


  • Let’s select the option “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP / IPv4)” and later we will click on the button “Properties”.

  • In the next window we must make sure that the option of “Obtain an IP address automatically”.

Obtain IP address automatically

Before pressing we can click on “To accept” to move on to the next problem-solution.

DNS problems

We can continue from the same window as the previous step to solve the possible problem with the DNS.

  • To do this we must modify the section below to the option “Use the following DNS server addresses.”
  • We are going to fill in the “Preferred DNS server” with as shown in the picture.
  • The “Alternate DNS server” It should be filled with as shown in the picture.

Manual DNS

This separate configuration allows you to unblock certain services, since it is Google’s DNS address. So it is an extra step to solve our Internet connection problem. If any of these steps are not effective, it is possible that the problem is not in our computer but in the router that emits the Internet signal.

If you have any questions, leave them in the comments, we will answer you as soon as possible, and it will surely be of great help to more members of the community. Thank you! 😉

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