How to Sign Up for Panera Wi-Fi

By Steve Gregory

In addition to enjoying the food at Panera Bread, you can also surf the Internet for free on your laptop by connecting to Panera's Wi-Fi network. Panera Bread is a restaurant that primarily serves baked goods, sandwiches, salads, soups and coffee. They offer customers free Wi-Fi access while they are seated in the restaurant. You do not need a special code or password to connect to the Wi-Fi network. However, the wireless adapter in your laptop must be enabled before you can access the network.

Enable the Wireless Adapter

Step 1

Click "Start" on your Windows laptop, and then select "Control Panel."

Step 2

Click "Network and Internet," and then click "Network and Sharing Center."

Step 3

Click "Change Adapter Settings" in the left column of the window.

Step 4

Right-click on "Wireless Network Connection," and then select "Enable" from the pop-up menu.

Connect to Panera Wireless Network

Step 1

Launch a Web browser. The Panera Welcome page opens.

Step 2

Review the Terms of Use Agreement and then click the "I Accept" check box.

Step 3

Click the "Go Online" button. Your computer is now connected to the Panera Wi-Fi network.

Tips & Warnings

  • If your laptop is a Mac, be sure to turn AirPort "On" so you can access Panera Wi-Fi. Click on the AirPort icon located in the top-right corner of your desktop. Click "Airport: On" and then click on the Panera Wi-Fi network.