Watch the video tutorial or follow the steps below to connect your Windows® 8 computer to a Wi-Fi® network (router) or access point.
- If your computer has an external wireless switch, set it to the on position. Not all computers have an external wireless switch. Check your manual for model-specific information. Manuals are posted on your model support page.
- If your router or access point is password-protected, make sure to obtain the password before attempting to connect.
- In the Settings of your computer, make sure Airplane mode is set to Off and the Wi-Fi button is set to On
Move the mouse cursor to the bottom-right or top-right corner and click the Settings charm.
- Another way to open the Settings screen is to press the Windows Logo + I key combination.
- In the Settings screen, select Change PC settings.
- In the PC Settings screen, click Wireless.
- In the Wireless tab, set Airplane mode to Off and set the Wi-Fi button to On.
- Move the mouse cursor to the bottom-right or top-right corner and click the Settings charm.
- Move the mouse cursor to the bottom-right or top-right corner and click to the Settings charm.
- In the Settings screen, click on the wireless icon.
In the Networks screen, select your Wi-Fi router or access point.
- Add a checkmark on the Connect automatically box if you want your computer to connect to the network automatically in the future.
- Click on the Connect button.
- If required, enter the network password.
- In the Turn on sharing... screen, select the appropriate sharing option to automatically set the firewall and security settings on your computer.