How to Connect WiFi Hotspots Using Windows 7

by Jason Taetsch

A Wi-Fi hotspot creates a wireless local area network (LAN) similar to those in your home, school or office. The hotspot enables multiple wireless devices to connect to the Internet simultaneously through a single access point. Use the Windows 7 wireless settings to activate the Wi-Fi antenna in your laptop so you can join the hotspot's network. This process requires only a few mouse clicks and you'll be browsing the Internet in minutes.

1

Click the "Network" icon in the notification area on the right side of your Windows task bar at the bottom of your desktop.

2

Click the name of the Wi-Fi hotspot in the list of available networks that appears.

3

Click the "Connect" button to join the Wi-Fi network via the hotspot. Open a Web browser to begin surfing the Internet.

About the Author

Jason Taetsch graduated from The College of New Jersey with a degree in English. Taetsch co-founded the on-campus literary magazine, "Paperclips." In 2006 he began writing professionally. He wrote news articles and independently authored op-ed columns for the on-campus newspaper, "The Signal" and had articles published in "Garden State Surf Magazine."