How to add a new Wi-Fi Network Profile in Windows 10?

Windows 10 allows you to add Wi-Fi Network Profile in two ways, using the Settings app and Control Panel. Using any of the methods, you can easily add network details such as network name, security type, security key, etc. Once the network profile is added to your Windows 10 PC, you can easily connect with that network whenever it is available nearby to you. 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 gear-up Windows post:-
  1. How to add a new Wi-Fi Network Profile in Windows 10 using the Settings app?
  2. 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 Windows logo + I hotkey.

Step 2. In the Settings window that opens, click the Network & Internet category.

Step 3. Under the Network & Internet category, click on the Wi-Fi tab from the left side pane. On the right-side pane of the Wi-Fi tab, click on the “Manage known networks” link.
Step 4. In the “Manage known networks” section, click on the “Add a new network” option.
Step 5. A popup 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 Save button to add a WiFi network profile on your computer or notebook.

How to add a new WiFi Network Profile in Windows 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 Start button/menu and type Control Panel.

Step 2. On the top search results, click on the Control Panel to open it.

Step 3. In the Control Panel window, click on the Network and Internet category.

Step 4. On the following screen, click on the Network and Sharing Centre option.
Step 5. Click on the “Set up a new connection or network” link in the Network and Sharing Centre window.
Step 6. On the new window “Set Up a Connection or Network,” select the “Manually connect to a wireless network” option

Step 7. Click the Next button.

Step 8. In the “Manually connect to a wireless network” windows, fill in details (such as network type, security type, and security key).

Optionally, you can check the checkbox “Start this connection automatically” and “Connect even if the network is not broadcasting” options.

Step 9. Click the Next button.

You can easily add a new WiFi network profile on your Windows 10 computer or laptop by performing the above steps.

That’s all!!!

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