There are thousands of wireless networks located throughout the country, all of which your wireless-enabled computer has the capability of connecting to. For some Wi-Fi connections it is possible to bypass the password step in accessing the Internet, if the connection does not require a password. If the connection does require a password hacking into someone's own, personal network is illegal. Due to this, avoid wireless networks you do not know and don't have the password for.
Enable the wireless receiver on your computer. If the computer is not already scanning for wireless networks, right-click the icon in the lower right corner of the desktop and choose to "Search for Available Wi-Fi Networks." In a moment a list of all the wireless connections appears on the desktop.
Scroll through the wireless networks until you find a connection that does not have a lock icon next to it. With these network connections you may bypass the actual password requirement.
Select a network you know is free to use (such as one provided by a hotel, library or local coffee shop) and click "Connect." The computer attempts to connect to the Wi-Fi network, then once it is successful you are listed as "Connected."
Close out the wireless display window and launch the Internet browser on your computer.