Inside Settings, users will find a new “Network & Internet” section. Unlike Windows 8, the new settings in Windows 10 have been greatly improved. For example, in Windows 10, Microsoft is dividing wireless and wired connections into different sections (Wi-Fi and Ethernet). You can share and connect to Wi-Fi with friends using Wi-Fi Sense, and you can do most Wi-Fi tasks right from Settings.
Of course, if you are only using Ethernet, then connecting to the network is very simple. Just plug an Ethernet cable into the network adapter in your computer, and you’re good to go. On the other hand, connecting to Wi-Fi takes a few extra steps and has many features.
Connect to Wifi
Once you have installed and configured the wireless adapter in your computer, you should see a new Wi-Fi icon in the system tray. Connect to your network, click the network icon in the system tray, and choose one of the available networks. Then make sure you select the Connect automatically option if this is a network that you will frequently connect to. Finally, click Connect and enter the SSID to complete the configuration.
Manage your wireless connection
In Windows 10, Microsoft is slowly removing the fly-in menu to access various settings and features. Hence all network functions have been moved to “Network & Internet.” To access the network settings, click the “Network settings” link (refer to the previous image). Or launch the Settings app and navigate to “Network & Internet”.
Under the Wi-Fi section, you will find all the Wi-Fi available to you (this is new with Windows 10), which is the same list you see in the system tray.
Just like in Windows 8, if you need to see the IP address, security type, and SSID or if you need to set up the connection as a clock connection, you can click the Advanced Options link at the bottom of the connection list.
How to forget the Wifi in Windows 10
If you need to remove or forget Wi-Fi that you no longer use, here is how you can do it. From Wi-Fi, click “Manage Wi-Fi settings”. Then, from the list of “Manage known networks”, click on the relevant network, then click the “Forgot” button.
You will also notice that on the page labeled “Manage Wi-Fi settings” there is a new “Wi-Fi Sense” feature. The idea of Wi-Fi Sense comes from the same part on Windows Phone 8, and it’s simple. To save mobile data, you can connect to the recommended safe hotspots around your neighborhood. If you have Skype, Outlook.com, or Facebook contacts, you can share and access password-protected networks without having to enter or show passwords.
To connect to free open hotspots, make sure that you slide the pill switch to the “On” position under “Remember, not all Wi-Fi networks are secure”.
To share your network connection with your contacts, slide the pill switch to the “On” position under “Connect to networks shared by my contacts”.
Finally, click on one of the three contact types you want to network with. In “Manage known networks”, choose Wifi, click Share, enter the SSID password and click the Share button again.
In the same way, if you want to stop sharing a particular Wi-Fi, click Stop sharing.
As you may have noticed, the available Wi-Fi Sense connections will appear under the list of “Wi-Fi” with the label “Wi-Fi Sense”.