Setting up Wi-Fi in Windows 8

  • Click the Wi-Fi icon located in the system tray on taskbar. This opens the pane.
  • or
    • Invoke the Settings Charm either through the Charms Bar or by hitting the key combo “Win+I”. Select Wi-Fi icon from the Settings Charm.
    The Wi-Fi pane slide out from the right edge of the screen.

    List of Wi-Fi Networks

    The pane detects and lists all the Wi-Fi networks available around your system. Selecting any one of the networks gives you the option to connect to the network. Click “Connect” for the desired network.

    Checking Network Requirements

    The wizard checks for the selected network’s requirements, like what type of password it requires, WEP, WPA, WPA2, etc., so that it can prompt you to enter the required things accordingly.

    Enter Password

    After assessing the network requirements, which is a password in most cases, the wizard provides you an appropriate form to fill in. Enter the password or the security key for the network. You should have that information with you. Hit “Next”.

    Connection Complete

    The wizard then submits the entered key to the network, which gives access to itself if the authentication is successful. You are now connected to the Wi-Fi network. ]]>

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