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Windows 8: Wireless Connection Setup

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How do I establish a wireless connection using Windows 8?
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This document describes how to configure Windows 8 to establish a wireless connection with a wireless gateway. 

NOTE 1: This document assumes that the wireless gateway and the wireless client are functioning properly, and that the wireless gateway is configured correctly for a wireless connection.

NOTE 2: The encryption key (WEP or WPA-PSK) may be required to complete the wireless setup, and it is located on the wireless gateway.  Please refer to the wireless gateway's user manual.


To Setup Wireless Connection

  1. Move the mouse's cursor to the lower right corner of the screen.  A right pane will now appear.

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  2. On the right pane, click the Settings icon.  The Settings pane will now appear.

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  3. On the Settings pane, click the Network icon.  The Networks pane will now appear.

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  4. On the Networks pane, click on the desired wireless network from the Wi-Fi list.

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  5. Check the Connect Automatically checkbox if it is desired to automatically connect to the selected network in the future and click the Connect button.

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  6. If prompted to do so, enter the network security key (password) for the selected network and click the Next button.

    NOTE: The encryption key (WEP or WPA-PSK) can be located on the wireless gateway.  Please refer to the wireless gateway's user manual.

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  7. The following question will now appear: Do you want to turn on sharing between PCs and connect to devices on this network?  Read the descriptions of the available options, and select the most suitable option.

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  8. After making the desired selection, the list of Wi-Fi networks will now appear, and the selected network will now show that it is Connected.

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