Windows® 10 - Manually Add a Wi-Fi Network

Note If your device isn't running Windows 10, refer to the Windows 8 instructions.

  1. From the Windows desktop, navigate: Start Start menu icon > Settings icon Settings icon (lower-left) > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi.
    Note Utilize the touchscreen (if available) or mouse to select on-screen options.
  2. From the Related settings section, select Network and Sharing Center.
    Network & Internet with Network and Sharing Center
  3. Select Set up a new connection or network.
    Network and Sharing Center with Set up a new connection or network
  4. Select Manually connect to a wireless network then select Next.
    Choose a connection option with Manually connect to a wireless network
  5. Enter or configure the following info then select Next:
    • Network name
    • Security type
    • Encryption type
    • Security key
    • Start this connection automatically
      Note Selected when a checkmark is present.
    • Connect even if the network is not broadcasting
      Note Selected when a checkmark is present.
      Caution Selecting this option might risk your computer's privacy.
    Manually connect to a wireless network with available fields
  6. Select Close.
    Manually connect to a wireless network with Close
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