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Connecting to a local network
You can connect to a local network using a wired, Wi-Fi, or mobile data connection:
Open the system menu in the top-right corner.
[[!img doc/first_steps/desktop/system.png link="no"]]
If a wired connection is detected, Tails automatically connects to the network.
To connect to a Wi-Fi network, choose <span class="guilabel">Wi-Fi Not Connected</span> and then <span class="guilabel">Select Network</span>.
<div class="bug">
<p>If there is no option to connect to a Wi-Fi network, your Wi-Fi interface
is not working in Tails. See our documentation on [[troubleshooting Wi-Fi
not working|no-wifi]].</p>
</div>
To connect to a mobile data network, choose <span class="guilabel">Mobile Broadband</span>.
<div class="note">
<p>It is currently impossible to connect to a network using:</p>
<ul>
<li>Dial-up modems.</li>
<li>VPNs, see [[the corresponding FAQ|support/faq#vpn]].</li>
</ul>
After you connect to a local network, the *Tor Connection* assistant appears to help you [[connect to the Tor network|tor]].
[[!img tor/tor-connection.png link="no"]]
For more information, open
<span class="application">[[GNOME Help|first_steps/desktop#help]]</span>
and choose <span class="guilabel">Networking, web & email</span>.
Saving your network settings
To remember the password for Wi-Fi networks and custom network configurations across different Tails sessions, turn on the [[Network Connections|first_steps/persistence#network_connections]] feature of the Persistent Storage.
Modifying your network settings