Get online

You can see the status of your network connection on the right-hand side of the top bar.

Connect to a wired network

  1. The network connection icon on the right-hand side of the top bar shows that you are offline.

    The offline status can be caused by a number of reasons: for example, a network cable has been unplugged, the computer has been set to run in airplane mode, or there are no available Wi-Fi networks in your area.

    If you want to use a wired connection, just plug in a network cable to go online. The computer will try to set up the network connection for you automatically.

    While the computer sets up a network connection for you, the network connection icon shows three dots.

  2. Once the network connection has been successfully set up, the network connection icon changes to the networked computer symbol.

Connect to a Wi-Fi network

To connect to a Wi-Fi (wireless) network:

  1. Click the system menu on the right side of the top bar.

  2. Select Wi-Fi Not Connected. The Wi-Fi section of the menu will expand.

  3. Click Select Network.

You can only connect to a Wi-Fi network if your computer hardware supports it and you are in an area with Wi-Fi coverage.

  1. From the list of available Wi-Fi networks, select the network you want to connect to, and click Connect to confirm.

    Depending on the network configuration, you may be prompted for network credentials.