In Windows, how can I see what wireless networks are available?

Windows 8.x and 7

While viewing your desktop, click the network icon located on the right side of your Taskbar. Depending on your network connection, the network icon will either appear as a computer monitor and network cable, or as five ascending bars.

Note: In Windows 7, if you don't see the network icon, click the up arrow to see all icons available in the notification area.

Under "Wi-Fi" or "Wireless Network Connection" , you'll see a list of the wireless networks in your area. (In Windows 7, you may have to click the down arrow next to "Wireless Network Connection" to expand this section.)

Windows Vista

From the Start menu, click Connect to. A window listing the wireless networks in your area will appear.

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Last modified on 2014-05-30.

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