How To Find Wireless Networks On A Desktop And Mobile Phone

If you want to connect to a wireless network on your computer, you must be within the range of that particular connection. You can use your computer’s “Connect to a Network” dialog box to find any wireless networks in your proximity. The list of networks appears in this box shows the names of the networks and includes the signal strength of each of the listed networks.

How To Find Wireless Networks On A Desktop And Mobile Phone

Find Wireless Networks Using Desktop

This setup configuration will be divided into two as follows:

For Window XP

Step 1

Click on the “Start” icon, navigate and select “Control Panel” from the menu that appears.

Step 2

Click on the “Network and Internet” section.

Step 3

Click on the two blue computer screens icon in the “Network Connections” window.

Click on the “View Available Wireless Networks” option when the next window opens. You now will discover a list of all available wireless networks in your proximity.

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How To Find Wireless Networks On A Desktop And Mobile Phone

Find Wireless Networks with Windows 7 & Vista

Step 1

Navigate and right-click on the “wireless” icon at the bottom right of your computer screen. The network option usually looks like a computer screen or a row of signal bars in ascending order of height. Then a small dialog-box “Currently Connected to a Network” window will appear, showing the list of networks available.

Step 2

Click on the “Refresh” icon on the right side of the window.

Verifying the list that appears. The list includes the wireless networks in your area.

How To Find Wireless Networks Available On A Desktop And Mobile Phone

If the Wi-Fi connection option not showing on your window, you can get it fix in this video tutorial.

Find Wireless Networks On Mobile Phones

To find the available networks on any smartphone, you have to head to the phone’s setting or navigation menu and tap on the Wi-Fi icon. And you will find the list of available networks. 

Step 1

Navigate and open the “Phone Settings App.”

Step 2

Navigate and select Wi-Fi to open the Wi-Fi settings

Step 3

Tap on the switch icon to turn on the Wireless connection

Step 4

Tap on the refresh icon to get all the available networks.

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