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→ PC

  1. To see if you are connected to a WiFi signal on a PC, navigate to the bottom selection bar or dock.  This is where you will see a Wi-Fi symbol (a cone-shaped tool with four curved bars) at the far right, followed by things such as the time and date.
  2. Click the Wi-Fi symbol, and click on your preferred network, and if necessary, enter the password.  When a connection has been established successfully, it will say “connected, secured” under the Wi-Fi name.  It will also show your connection under “network settings”, where the Wi-Fi name will appear in a blue box.
  3. If something occurs, you can click “network settings” to see more detail.  Next to “status”, it should say “connected”.
  4. The Wi-Fi symbol’s bars will appear to be filled in depending on the strength of the internet signal.  All four bars filled in means a strong connection, one filled in means a weak signal, and none filled in means no connection.

→ Android Tablet

  1. Open your tablet, and navigate to the settings application.
  2. Click on Connections, then “Wi-Fi”.  A blue button will be highlighted in the top right corner, saying “on”.  
  3. Click on your preferred network, and if necessary, enter the password.  When a connection has been established successfully, it will say “connected” under the Wi-Fi name.
  4. Once connected, you should see a WiFi symbol appear on the top right of the top bar next to the time and battery symbol.

→ Android Phone

  1. Open your phone, and go to the settings application.
  2. Under “connections”, there is a tab called “Wi-Fi”.  Click on this, and make sure it says “on” at the top, and the button to the right is green.
  3. Click on your preferred network, and if necessary, enter the password.  When a connection has been established successfully, it will say “connected” under the Wi-Fi name.
  4. Once connected, you should see a WiFi symbol appear in the middle of the top bar next to your carrier network.

→ Mac

  1. To see if you are connected to a WiFi signal on a Mac, navigate to the top selection bar.  This is where you will see an Apple logo at the far left, followed by things such as “file” “edit” etc depending on what application you are currently using.
  2. Follow along the top bar, and you will see icons such as the power amount, and then a cone-shaped tool with four curved bars.
  3. Click the Wi-Fi symbol, and click on your preferred network, and if necessary, enter the password. Once connected, a small tick mark will appear next to the Wi-Fi name.
  4. If something occurs, you can click “open network preferences” to see more detail.  Next to “status”, it should say “connected”.
  5. The Wi-Fi symbol’s bars will appear to be filled in depending on the strength of the internet signal.  All four bars filled in means a strong connection, one filled in means a weak signal, and none filled in means no connection.

→ iPad

  1. Open your iPad, and go to the “settings” application.
  2. After “airplane mode” you will see a WiFi symbol and an arrow.  Click on the small arrow, and make sure the button next to the WiFi is showing green.
  3. Click on your preferred network, and if necessary, enter the password.
  4. Once connected, you should see a WiFi symbol appear in the top bar next to your carrier network (for instance, AT&T or Verizon), or in the top left corner if you do not have data enabled.

→ iPhone

  1. Open your phone, and go to the “settings” application.
  2. After “airplane mode” you will see a WiFi symbol and an arrow.  Click on the small arrow, and make sure the button next to the WiFi is showing green.
  3. Click on your preferred network, and if necessary, enter the password.
  4. Once connected, you should see a WiFi symbol appear in the top bar next to your carrier network (for instance, AT&T or Verizon).

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