How to Get Free Internet With a Wireless Antenna

By Steve Gregory

Most laptops sold today come equipped with a wireless antenna that can pick up the radio signals of wireless networks. You can pay for wireless Internet service for your home or get free Internet access from places that offer it. There are numerous locations across the country, from coffee shops to the airport, that will let you access their wireless network for free. To connect to the network, make sure your wireless antenna is turned on .

Step 1

Go to a location that offers free wireless Internet. Mcdonald's, Panera Bread and most county libraries across the country are examples of places where you can connect to the Internet wirelessly for free.

Step 2

Sit in an area that is close to an electrical outlet. Plug in the power cord to your laptop, turn it on, and log in to Windows. Press the "Wireless" button on the laptop to turn on the wireless antenna. The button usually will have a wireless icon on it.

Step 3

Click the "Wireless" icon on the task bar at the bottom-right corner of the screen. Select the wireless network you want to connect to, then click the "Connect" button. You will be automatically connected to the Internet. In some places you will have to agree to the terms of service before connecting to the Internet.