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Connecting to a Wireless Network

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There are two ways to connect to a wireless network in Windows 8:-

 

1) Access the Charms Bar by moving your mouse pointer to the top or bottom right corner (or swiping in from the right of the screen if using a tablet) - choose Settings and then click on the wireless network icon (as highlighted below)

 

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2) If working in desktop mode then double click the wireless network icon shown in the taskbar near the clock (as highlighted below)

 

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Either option will show the following screen listing all available wireless networks - click on chosen network

 

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Tick the box if you wish to connect automatically to this network and then click Connect

 

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Enter your wireless password (network security key) and click Next to continue

 

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Choose whether you wish to enable sharing (you will need this if using HomeGroup or sharing printers)

 

N.B. If using a public wireless network (i.e. in a cafe or hotel) then you should always say No to this option

 

Once you click Yes or No then your wireless network is now connected

 

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To remove (forget) an existing connection, to change settings or to show estimated data usage - right mouse click on the network name and a menu will appear where you can make a selection

 

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