How do I connect to a wireless network using the Control Panel?

1. To connect to a wireless network using Control Panel, first open the Control Panel by clicking the Start button and selecting Control Panel. If you don’t see the Control Panel immediately, you can type “Control Panel” into the search box to locate it.

2. Click the Network and Internet option on the Control Panel. This will bring up options for setting up a new network connection or changing existing network settings.

3. Select “Set up a new connection or network” from the Network and Internet window.

4. On the ensuing window, select “Wireless” from the list of options presented and click Next.

5. The next window will give you the option to enter the name of the wireless network that you wish to connect to. If you do not know the exact name of the network, you can click the Refresh button to bring up a list of networks within range. Select the desired network and click Next.

6. Depending on the security settings of the network that you are attempting to connect to, you may be prompted to enter a network key or passphrase. If this is the case, enter the key or passphrase exactly as it has been provided to you in the field provided and click Next.

7. You will then be prompted to enter your username and password if the network requires authentication. Enter this information and click Connect.

8. You should now be connected to the network. To verify that the connection was successful, you can view the available wireless networks in the Network and Sharing Center by clicking the option in the left pane of the Network and Internet window.

9. If the connection was successful, you should now be able to access the Internet through the wireless network you have established.