The Infinity:One comes preloaded with Windows 10 which is designed to be simple and intuitive concerning network connectivity - this tutorial describes how to join a wireless network in just a few steps!
To get started it's worth mentioning that some network details are needed in order to proceed with connecting to the WiFi:
- Wireless network name (SSID)
- Security credentials (password and username where applicable)
- Proxy parameters (where applicable)
It is also important to differentiate between home and corporate wireless networks as found in schools or organisations - most home networks are simple and only require a password whereas corporate deployments can vary in complexity sometimes involving a longer authentication process.
Thankfully Windows 10 is smart enough to understand which type of network you are trying to join therefore eliminating most of the manual setup - for instance proxy servers are detected and configured automatically in networks supporting this capability!
In this example we will join a school wireless network, specifically detnsw common in many New South Wales schools - note that the same procedure applies to most networks:
Open the wireless configuration pane located at the bottom-right corner of your desktop:
Select (click or tap) the network you want to connect to and click Connect:
TRICKY BIT: make sure you are effectively in range of your wireless network - if you are too distant from the access point your device might struggle joining the network or performance could be degraded!
Next you will need to enter your proxy username and password ensuring they are correct, and have no typos:
The device will proceed joining the WiFi and you should have Internet access!
For those who wonder what happened to the proxy configuration (often needed in a school), read on!
We mentioned before that Windows 10 can set this up for you automatically - that is exactly what Windows has done in the above case and the user name and password you entered have been applied to the correct proxy parameters - as visible from the Credentials Manager: