Connect Manually to your Network
If you share accommodation, you probably have a wireless internet with a router and a pretty creative wireless network name. What if your computer can’t connect to it and even when trying to do it manually, the network can’t be found? According to PCmag.com, you have to force your computer to connect to the router even if it’s not broadcasting.
- For Windows, you have to go into Control Panel -> Network and Internet -> Network and Sharing -> Manage Wireless Networks. From there you have two options: if you see your network’s on the list right-click on its icon and click Properties, then choose “Connect even if the network is not broadcasting its name”. If the network’s name is still nowhere to be found, click “Add” and then select “Manually Connect to Wireless Network” and type all the network’s details in.
- For Mac, select “other” in its Airport Utility and type in the name of the network and the password.
Of course, even after that, your internet connection may not be working: for a quick fix, try rebooting your router or checking for any software updates.