Connecting to Wi-Fi on HoloLens

HoloLens contains a 802.11ac-capable, 2x2 Wi-Fi radio. Connecting HoloLens to a Wi-Fi network is similar to connecting a Windows 10 Desktop or Mobile device to a Wi-Fi network.

HoloLens Wi-Fi settings

Connecting to a Wi-Fi network on HoloLens

  1. Bloom to the Start menu.
  2. Select the Settings app from Start or from the All Apps list on the right of the Start menu.
  3. The Settings app will be auto-placed in front of you.
  4. Select Network & Internet.
  5. Make sure Wi-Fi is turned on.
  6. Select a Wi-Fi network from the list.
  7. Type in the Wi-Fi network password (if needed).

Disabling Wi-Fi on HoloLens

Using the Settings app on HoloLens

  1. Bloom to the Start menu.

  2. Select the Settings app from Start or from the All Apps list on the right of the Start menu.

  3. The Settings app will be auto-placed in front of you.

  4. Select Network & Internet.

  5. Select the Wi-Fi slider switch to move it to the "Off" position. This will turn off the RF components of the Wi-Fi radio and disable all Wi-Fi functionality on HoloLens.

    Warning

    HoloLens will not be able to automatically load your spaces when the Wi-Fi radio is disabled.

  6. Move the slider switch to the "On" position to turn on the Wi-Fi radio and restore Wi-Fi functionality on Microsoft HoloLens. The selected Wi-Fi radio state ("On" of "Off") will persist across reboots.

How to confirm you are connected to a Wi-Fi network

  1. Bloom to bring up the Start menu.
  2. Look at the top left of the Start menu for Wi-Fi status. The state of Wi-Fi and the SSID of the connected network will be shown.

Identifying the IP Address of your HoloLens on the Wi-Fi network

Using the Settings app

  1. Bloom to the Start menu.

  2. Select the Settings app from Start or from the All Apps list on the right of the Start menu.

  3. The Settings app will be auto-placed in front of you.

  4. Select Network & Internet.

  5. Scroll down to beneath the list of available Wi-Fi networks and select Hardware properties.

    Hardware properties in Wi-Fi settings

The IP address will be shown next to IPv4 address.

Using Cortana

Say "Hey Cortana, What's my IP address?" and Cortana will display and read out your IP address.

Using Windows Device Portal

  1. Open the device portal in a web browser on your PC.
  2. Navigate to the Networking section.

Your IP address and other network information will be displayed there. This method allows for easy copy and paste of the IP address on your development PC.