How to connect to a Cellular Network on Windows 10 in S Mode

Microsoft launched Always connected PCs in partnership with OEMs which comes with Windows 10 & in built-in LTE Advanced. This helps the user to maintain a continuous connection wherever you go. Depending on the network, you can get speeds up to 5x faster than Wi-Fi. In this post, I will share how you can connect to a cellular network on Windows 10 in S Mode with built-in LTE

Connect to a cellular network on Windows 10 S

The way how you may have activated your cell phone which is tied to your network, it works the same way in Windows 10 as well. When installing Windows 10, it will take you through the steps where you create an account and it’s uniquely identified to the network.  So before you can connect to the cellular network, you need to activate your connection. This can be done online.

Activate Your Device Online

Activate Always connected PC

Like I said earlier, when you turn on your PC, you will have the option to follow the steps in the standard Windows setup process.  Depending on which network you had selected, visit the appropriate cellular carrier website below to complete the activation. (This works with unlocked devices)

When at these websites, look for an option which says ‘Activate Device’. Click on it. This will take you to the activation page where you need to enter your PC’s IMEI number. This is exactly how you may have activated your Phone online.

Find IMEI number of Always Connected PC

  • Click the Windows Start button, and click on the Network and Internet icon.
  • Select Cellular, then select Advanced Options.
  • Here you will see your IMEI number

Make a note, and input your IMEI number in the appropriate field on the website and follow the on-screen directions to complete the activation process.

If you are still not able to connect to the cellular network, you can either to a Microsoft Store location, where the sales staff will help or you can visit the cellular carrier store to complete it.

Connect to a cellular network

  • Click the Windows Start button, and click on the Network and Internet icon.
  • Select Cellular, and you should see its related settings in the right pane.
  • If the Let Windows keep me connected check box is cleared, select ConnectIf the check box is selected, you’ll get connected to cellular data automatically when you’re not connected to another type of networks, such as Wi-Fi or Ethernet.

Make sure to check on Settings for the Cellular network for roaming, advanced options, roaming option, and other sections.

If your cellular data connection is working correctly, you shouldn’t need to change the cellular settings. However, if you’re having cellular connection problems, changing one or more settings may help. Settings vary by PC model and mobile operator.

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Ashish is a veteran Windows, and Xbox user who excels in writing tips, tricks, and features on it to improve your day to day experience with your devices.

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