Add a new Wi-Fi network on the Windows 10 Creators Update
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How to manually add a new Wi-Fi network on Windows 10

You can now add Wi-Fi networks in advance on Windows 10 — Here's how to do it.

Along with a slew of new features and improvements, the Windows 10 Creators Update also quietly adds a number of small changes, including the ability to manually add a new network in the Wi-Fi settings page.

While you were able to add a new network on Windows 10 before the Creators Update, this was only possible after connecting to Wi-Fi network. In the new version of the OS, you can now add new networks without first having to connect.

In this guide, you’ll learn the easy steps to manually add a new wireless network on the Windows 10 Creators Update.

How to add a new network on Windows 10

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on Network & internet.

  3. Click on Wi-Fi.

  4. Under “Wi-Fi”, click the Manage known networks links.

    Wi-Fi settings
    Wi-Fi settings
  5. Click the Add a new network button.

    Manage known networks settings
    Manage known networks settings
  6. Type the network name.

  7. Select the security type and your credential as necessary.

  8. Check the Connect automatically and Connect even if this network is not broadcasting options.

    Add a new network settings on Windows 10
    Add a new network settings on Windows 10
  9. Click the Save button.

Once you completed the steps, you no longer have to worry about manually having to connect to wireless network when your device is in range.

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