Windows 10 allows you to add Wi-Fi Network Profile in two ways, using the Settings app and Control Panel. Using any method, you can easily add network details such as network name, security type, security key, etc. Once the network profile is added to your Windows 11/10 PC, you can easily connect with that network whenever you are available nearby. Even if you accidentally deleted the Wi-Fi network profile, you can add that network profile manually anytime using any of these two methods.
How to add a new Wi-Fi Network Profile in Windows 10?
As said above, there are at least two ways to add a new Wi-Fi Network profile in Windows 10 PC. We will learn the following in this gearupwindows post:-
- How to add a new Wi-Fi Network Profile in Windows 10 using the Settings app?
- How to add a new WiFi Network Profile in Windows 10 via Control Panel?
How to add a new Wi-Fi Network Profile in Windows 10 using the Settings app?
Step 1. Access the Settings app on your PC by pressing the
Step 2. In the Settings window that opens, click the
Step 3. Under the Network & Internet category, click on the
Step 4. In the “Manage known networks” section, click on the “Add a new network” option.
Step 5. A pop-up window opens. Fill in network profile details (network name, security type, and security key).
Optionally, you can check the checkbox “Connect automatically” and “Connect even if this network is not broadcasting.”
Step 6. Click the
How to add a new WiFi Network Profile in Windows 11/10 via Control Panel?
If you prefer to use Control Panel rather than the Settings app, perform the following steps to add a new WiFi Network Profile in Windows 10:-
Step 1. Click on the
Step 2. Click on the
Step 3. In the Control Panel window, click on the
Step 4. Click on the
Step 5. Click on the “Set up a new connection or network” link in the Network and Sharing Centre window.
Step 7. Click the
Step 8. In the “Manually connect to a wireless network” windows, fill in network type, security type, and security key details.
Optionally, you can check the checkbox “Start this connection automatically” and “Connect even if the network is not broadcasting” options.
Step 9. Click the
You can easily add a new WiFi network profile on your Windows 11/10 computer or laptop by performing the above steps.
How to add a new Wi-Fi Network Profile in Windows 11 through the Settings app?
To add a new Wi-Fi network profile in Windows 11 through Settings, do the following:-
Step 1. Hit
Step 2. Then, select
Step 3. After that, click
Step 4. Next, click on the
Step 5. Besides the “Add a new network,” click the
Step 6. On the pop-up “Add a new network” window, type the “Network name,” select “Security type,” and enter “Security key.”
Step 7. If you want to allow this connection to connect to your computer automatically, check the checkbox
Step 8. Check or uncheck the optional checkbox, “Connect even if this network is not broadcasting.”
Step 9. Finally, hit the
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