How to connect to a Wi-Fi network?

How do you browse the net on a Wi-Fi network at home or the office? The procedure to connect to a Wi-Fi network depends on your device: mobile, tablet, computer... The next time, your device will automatically connect to this Wi-Fi network.

How do you connect your mobile phone or tablet to the Wi-Fi network?

Android

There are two options::

  • Connect via WPS
    Some Android devices enable you to connect securely over WPS. Check to see if it is possible on your mobile or tablet.
    1. In the main menu, click Settings > Wi-Fi > More > WPS button.
      NB: the menu may vary from one device to another. On your mobile or tablet, you may need to select Settings > Wi-Fi > Advanced options > WPS control button.
    2. Get close to your modem with your mobile or tablet and then press your modem’s WPS button (this button looks like a double white arrow or or a blue double arrow) for two seconds. The button will flash for a few moments after which the Wi-Fi connection is established.
  • Connect with the password
    1. In the main menu, click Settings > Wi-Fi.
    2. Activate Wi-Fi to search for and display the available Wi-Fi networks.
    3. Select your Wi-Fi network. The name of your Wi-Fi network is indicated on a sticker at the back of your modem, next to the word SSID.
    4. Enter the password of the Wi-Fi network. It is also on the back of your modem, next to the words Wireless key or Passphrase. Click Connect.

If these explanations are insufficient, consult the Android help website or the help section on your mobile phone or tablet manufacturer's website.

Wi-Fi can quickly drain your battery…

When you no longer need it, don't forget to deactivate Wi-Fi on your mobile phone or tablet.

iOS (iPhone, iPad or iPod)
  1. In the main menu, click Settings > Wi-Fi.
  2. Activate Wi-Fi to search for and display the available Wi-Fi networks.

    List of available Wi-Fi networks

  3. Select your Wi-Fi network. The name of your Wi-Fi network is indicated on a sticker at the back of your modem, next to the word SSID.
  4. Enter the password of the Wi-Fi network. It is also on the back of your modem, next to the words Wireless key or Passphrase. Click Join.

If these explanations are insufficient, see on apple.com how to connect to a Wi-Fi network.

Wi-Fi can quickly drain your battery…

When you no longer need it, don't forget to deactivate Wi-Fi on your mobile phone or tablet.

Windows 10 Mobile
  1. In the start screen, click Settings > Network & wireless > Wi-Fi.
  2. Select your Wi-Fi network. The name of your Wi-Fi network is indicated on a sticker at the back of your modem, next to the word SSID.
  3. Enter the password of the Wi-Fi network. It is also on the back of your modem, next to the words Wireless key or Passphrase. Click Done.

If these explanations are insufficient, see on microsoft.com how to connect to a Wi-Fi network.

Wi-Fi can quickly drain your battery…

When you no longer need it, don't forget to deactivate Wi-Fi on your mobile phone or tablet.

Windows Phone
  1. In the main menu, click Settings > Wi-Fi.
  2. Activate Wi-Fi to search for and display the available Wi-Fi networks.
  3. Select your Wi-Fi network. The name of your Wi-Fi network is indicated on a sticker at the back of your modem, next to the word SSID.
  4. Enter the password of the Wi-Fi network. It is also on the back of your modem, next to the words Wireless key or Passphrase. Click Done.

If these explanations are insufficient, see on windowsphone.com how to connect to a Wi-Fi network.

Wi-Fi can quickly drain your battery…

When you no longer need it, don't forget to deactivate Wi-Fi on your mobile phone or tablet.

How do you connect your PC or Mac to the Wi-Fi network?

You’re not sure whether you have Windows 8, Windows 7 or something else? Check your operating system.

Windows 10
  1. Click the Network icon, which looks like network icon  in the task bar at the bottom right. A list will now appear with all the available Wi-Fi networks.
  2. Select your Wi-Fi network. The name of your Wi-Fi network is indicated on a sticker at the back of your modem, next to the word SSID.
  3. Checkmark the Connect automatically box if you want your tablet or PC to connect automatically to this Wi-Fi network. Click the Connect button.
  4. There are 2 possibilities:
    • Get close to your modem with your PC and then press the WPS button b-box 3 wps button or WPS lightfor two seconds. The button will flash for a few moments after which the Wi-Fi connection is established.
    • Enter the password of the Wi-Fi network. It is also on the back of your modem, next to the words Wireless key or Passphrase. Click Next.

If these explanations are insufficient, see on microsoft.com how to connect to a Wi-Fi network.

Wi-Fi can quickly drain your battery…

When you no longer need it, don't forget to deactivate Wi-Fi on your PC.

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
  1. Press the Windows and i keys simultaneously to display the settings (you can also go to the right of your screen to display the charm bar and click Settings).
  2. Click the Network icon, which looks like 5 vertical bars or à like a computer screen in the task bar at the bottom right. A list will now appear with all the available Wi-Fi networks.
  3. Select your Wi-Fi network. The name of your Wi-Fi network is indicated on a sticker at the back of your modem, next to the word SSID.
  4. Checkmark the Connect automatically box if you want your tablet or PC to connect automatically to this Wi-Fi network. Click the Connect button.
  5. There are 2 possibilities:
    • Get close to your modem with your PC and then press the WPS button b-box 3 wps button or WPS lightfor two seconds. The button will flash for a few moments after which the Wi-Fi connection is established.
    • Enter the password of the Wi-Fi network. It is also on the back of your modem, next to the words Wireless key or Passphrase. Click Next.

If these explanations are insufficient, see on microsoft.com how to connect to a Wi-Fi network.

Wi-Fi can quickly drain your battery…

When you no longer need it, don't forget to deactivate Wi-Fi on your PC.

Windows 7
  1. Right click (or double click) the de gestion des réseaux  icon at the bottom right of the screen, next to the clock. A list will now appear with all the available Wi-Fi networks.
    If you don't see a de gestion des réseaux icon

    1.1. Click the Démarrer  button at the bottom left of your screen and then click Control Panel.
    start Menu (in Windows 7)

    1.2. There are 2 possibilities:

    • If your control panel is arranged in category view, click Network and Internet > Connect to a network.
      Panneau de configuration en affichage par catégories
    • If your control panel is arranged in classic view, click Network and Sharing Center > Connect to a network.
      control panel arranged in classic view
  2. Select your Wi-Fi network. The name of your Wi-Fi network > is indicated on a sticker at the back of your modem, next to the word SSID. Checkmark the Connect automatically box if you want your tablet or PC to connect automatically to this Wi-Fi network. Click the Connect button.
    List of available Wi-Fi networks
  3. There are 2 possibilities :
    • Get close to your modem with your PC and then press the WPS button b-box 3 wps button or WPS lightfor two seconds. The button will flash for a few moments after which the Wi-Fi connection is established.
    • Enter the password of the Wi-Fi network. It is also on the back of your modem, next to the words Wireless key or Passphrase. Click OK.

If these explanations are insufficient, see on microsoft.com how to connect to a Wi-Fi network.

Wi-Fi can quickly drain your battery…

When you no longer need it, don't forget to deactivate Wi-Fi on your PC.

Mac OS
  1. Click the Airport icon on the top left of the screen and select your Wi-Fi network. The name of your Wi-Fi network is indicated on a sticker at the back of your modem, next to the word SSID. Checkmark the Connect automatically box if you want your tablet or PC to connect automatically to this Wi-Fi network. Click the Connect button.
    List of available Wi-Fi networks
  2. Enter the password of the Wi-Fi network. It is also on the back of your modem, next to the words Wireless key or Passphrase. Click OK.

If these explanations are insufficient, see on apple.com how to connect to a Wi-Fi network.

Wi-Fi can quickly drain your battery…

When you no longer need it, don't forget to deactivate Wi-Fi on your Mac.

Want to connect to Wi-Fi outside the home? See how to surf on a Wi-Fi Hotspot.

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