If you don’t already have internet at home, you may want to get broadband. This is a high-speed internet connection you can set up and use at home. You can then set up a wireless network (WiFi) to connect laptops, tablets, smartphones and other devices to the internet without using cables.
Our webpage Smart technology for later life has more information on choosing a provider and setting up your internet connection.
To access the internet, you’ll need to connect your device to your WiFi network. There are a few simple steps to take:
- Make sure the WiFi connection for your device is turned on. Go to the ‘Settings’ on your device to check this.
- Once the WiFi for your device is turned on, you should be given a list of WiFi networks you can connect to.
- Select the WiFi network you want to connect to. If you’re connecting to your own WiFi network, the name of the network is usually on a sticker on your WiFi router.
- Enter the password for the network. If you’re connecting to your own WiFi network, this will be in the same place as the network’s name.
Once you’re connected to the WiFi network, your device should automatically connect whenever you're in the house.
When using a public WiFi connection, it will be less secure than using your own password-protected WiFi. Try to avoid tasks that need sensitive information, such as internet banking and online shopping.