Connecting to Wireless Networks in Windows 8
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One of the tricks of living in today's connected world is figuring how to get your device to interact with the nearest available network. Because Windows 8 is designed to work well with touch and mobile devices, this functionality is greatly improved with this version of the system.


  1. A PC running Windows 8
  2. A wireless network or hotspot


Windows 8 offers the same great wireless networking capabilities of previous versions of Windows, but the procedure is just a bit different:

  1. Open the Charms bar
  2. Select "Settings"
  3. Select the Wireless Network icon
  4. Select your local network name from the list of available networks
  5. Enter your password or passphrase (if secured)
  6. Select "Connect"

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