This article explains how to add a new Wi-Fi network profile in Windows 10.

It is possible to add network characteristics such as network name, security type, key, etc. To add a wireless network profile, two simple options built into Windows 10 are available. Once the network profile is added, you can easily connect to this network when it is available.

Even if someone accidentally deletes the Wi-Fi network profile, you can manually re-add that network profile at any time using these two options. These options are also useful for adding a Wi-Fi network that is out of range or that does not broadcast its name.

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Add a new Wi-Fi network profile in Windows 10

Here are the possible options:

  • Using the Windows 10 Settings app.
  • Using the Control Panel.

Using Windows 10 Settings to add a Wi-Fi network

Follow the steps outlined below:

  • Press the keys Windows + I to open the Windows 10 settings.
  • Click on the category Network and Internet.
  • Go to the page Wireless using the left sidebar
  • Select option Manage known networks in the right section
  • Click on the option Add a new network.
  • A separate window opens. Fill in the details of the network profile: Network name, Security type, Security key.
  • If you want, you can also select two other options: Automatically connect and Connect even if it’s not a broadcast network.
  • Finally, press the button Record. This will add and store the profile of the Wi-Fi network.

Using Control Panel to Add a Wi-Fi Network

Follow the steps outlined below:

  • Type Control panel in the search box.
  • Press the key Entrance to open the Control panel.
  • In the menu View By, at the top right, select Category.
  • Click on the category Network and Internet.
  • Click on the option Network and Sharing Center.
  • Click on the option Set up a new connection or a new network.
  • Select option Manually connect to a wireless network.
  • Push the button following.
  • Provide the details of the wireless network: Network name, Security type, Security key.
  • If you want, you can also select two other options: Automatically start this connection and Connect even if the network does not broadcast its name.
  • Push the button following.
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These methods allow you to add a Wi-Fi network profile when the network is not accessible or when it does not broadcast its name for security reasons. Otherwise, it is easier to connect directly to a Wi-Fi network that is within range by clicking View available networks since the Windows 10 Settings> Network & Internet> Wi-Fi.

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