There are two methods for connecting your laptop to the router i.e. WiFi and Ethernet. And we are going to explain both methods in detail so sit tight and follow the instructions in this guide. Now lets move on to the details of both of these methods.
How to connect your laptop to the router through WiFi
First of all, you need to check if you have the correct WiFi drivers installed into your laptop. If you already have the drivers of Wifi installed then you can skip the tutorial ahead by clicking here. And if not, then lets help you install the Wifi Drivers.
Installing the WiFi drivers
There are a few things you need to know before you can install a WiFi driver on your laptop. The first is that you need to have a compatible WiFi card. The second is that you need to have the drivers for that card installed on your computer.
The third and final thing you need to know is how to install the drivers. This can be done by using a driver installation program or manually installing the drivers yourself.
If you are using a driver installation program, the process is pretty simple. All you need to do is download the program and then run it. Once the program is installed, it will automatically detect your WiFi card and install the drivers for it.
If you want to install the drivers yourself, the process is a bit more complicated. However, it is still not that difficult. The first thing you need to do is find the drivers for your WiFi card.
You can do this by going to the manufacturer’s website and then downloading the drivers from there. Once you have downloaded the drivers, you need to unzip them and then copy them to a folder on your computer.
Once the drivers are copied to the folder, you need to open up the Device Manager. To do this, you need to right-click on My Computer and then select Properties. Once the Properties window opens, you need to click on the Hardware tab and then click on Device Manager.
When the Device Manager opens, you will see a list of all the devices that are installed on your computer. Find the WiFi card and then right-click on it and select Update Driver Software.
When the Update Driver Software window opens, you need to click on the Browse button and then locate the folder where you copied the drivers. Once you have located the folder, you need to click on the Next button.
The installation process will now begin and once it is finished, you need to restart your computer. After your computer has restarted, you will now be able to use your WiFi card.
If you are still having problems installing the WiFi driver, you can try to uninstall the current driver and then install the new one. To do this, you need to go to the Control Panel and then select Add or Remove Programs.
Once the Add or Remove Programs window opens, you need to find the program that you want to remove and then click on the Remove button. After the program has been removed, you need to restart your computer.
Once your computer has restarted, you will now be able to install the new WiFi driver. All you need to do is follow the instructions that are given to you by the installation program.
When the installation is complete, you need to restart your computer one last time and then you will be able to use your WiFi card.
Connecting the laptop to the Wifi
If you want to connect your laptop to your router’s WiFi network, you’ll need to know the password for the network. Once you have the password, you can connect to the network by following these steps:
- Open the Start menu and click on the Control Panel.
- Click on the Network and Sharing Center.
- Click on the Set up a new connection or network link.
- Choose the Manually connect to a wireless network option.
- Enter the network name (SSID) and password into the appropriate fields.
- Click on the Connect button.
You should now be connected to the router’s WiFi network! Enjoy your wireless internet connection!
How to connect your laptop to the router through Ethernet
We are going to follow the same procedure as the first method, as firstly we are going to check if we have the Ethernet drivers installed on our laptop or not. If installed then click here to skip the driver installation guide, if not then let get the Ethernet drivers installed on your device.
Installing the Ethernet drivers
There are a few things you need to do in order to install the Ethernet driver of your laptop. First, you need to identify the model of your Ethernet controller. You can do this by going to the Device Manager and looking under the Network Adapters section. Once you have identified the controller, you need to download the driver from the manufacturer’s website. Once the driver is downloaded, you need to install it on your laptop. Finally, you need to restart your computer in order for the changes to take effect.
Connecting the laptop to the Ethernet
If your laptop has an Ethernet port, you can connect it to your router using an Ethernet cable. To do this, simply plug one end of the Ethernet cable into the port on your laptop, and the other end into one of the ports on your router.
We really made it simple and easy for you guys to connect your laptop to the router in this guide. If you follow these steps correctly, we have no doubt that you are going to enjoy using internet on your laptop, all thanks to this guide.