# How to connect electron with custom SIM to the Internet, without connecting to the Particle cloud?

When I try this with a photon I call:

``````SYSTEM_MODE(SEMI_AUTOMATIC);
``````

and in setup() I call

``````WiFi.connect();
``````

What is the alternative of WiFi.connect() for the electron?
I tried without it, and the electron just blinks white.

I have

``````SYSTEM_MODE(SEMI_AUTOMATIC);
STARTUP(cellular_credentials_set("internet.proximus.be", "", "", NULL));``````

thanks