This wireless quick setup guide explains how to connect your computer to a wireless (WiFi) network using the network Name (SSID) and Pre-shared Key/Passphrase (i.e., password), including instructions for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10, and Apple OS X.
To learn how to connect to the Internet on your computer, select your operating system from the list below and follow the instructions to connect to your wireless network.
If you have a new wireless modem, before you begin setting up WiFi on your computer, you will need to ensure that:
If you have customized the SSID and/or Pre-shared Key/Passphrase on your wireless router, use your customized credentials when requested. If you have forgotten your customized Pre-shared Key/Passphrase and need to reset your modem, please click here for further directions.
Watch this video for a visual guide to setting up your wireless modem:
Video Tutorial: How to set up your wireless devices to WiFi
For general information on your WiFi modem, please visit Shaw Internet Modems - Equipment Guide. If you need help setting up your third-party WiFi router, visit the How to set up a third party WiFi router page.
Connect to the Internet on your Windows 8 or 10 computer by following these instructions:
Learn how to set up WiFi on Windows 7 computer by following the instructions below.
To connect your Windows Vista computer to an available wireless network, follow these steps:
Providing your Windows XP has been updated to the latest version, WiFi setup on your computer is simple.
Continue reading to configure WiFi on your Apple OS X computer.