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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Hi I'm Alex an Agent with the Geek Squad.

Windows 8 is a revolutionary step forward in personal computing. Today we'll show you how to connect to a wireless network in Windows 8.

Connecting to a wireless network in Windows 8 is easy. First watch the charms bar, select settings and then select the wireless network icon.

Next select your wireless network and enter in the network password or passphrase if prompted. Click connect and you’re done.

Thanks for tuning in. we hope this help you understand how to connect your Windows 8 device to a wireless network. To learn more about the basic features of Windows 8 check out our other 2 minute miracles for tips on how to make the most of your new Windows 8 computer, tablet or smart phone.

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