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Wireless network or access point connection using Windows 10

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    This information provides steps to help set up a wireless connection on your VAIO® computer with the Microsoft® Windows® 10 operating system.

    Note: The steps provided may vary depending on your computer model. If you require model specific information, refer to the operating instructions supplied with your computer.

    1. If your computer has a physical wireless switch, make sure it's turned on.

      Note: Not all computers have an external wireless switch. If your not sure, check your computer specifications.

    2. Click the windows Start icon, and then click Settings (sprocket icon).

      Note: Pressing the Windows Logo + I key combination will also take you to the Settings screen.

    3. In the SETTINGS screen, click the Network & Internet icon.

      Network and Internet

    4. In the NETWORK & INTERNET screen, with Wi-Fi selected, click to change the Wi-Fi slider to On.

      WiFi Slider

    5. Below the Wi-Fi slider, click to select the wireless network you wish to use, click to select Connect automatically (if desired), and then click the Connect button.

      Note:

      • If prompted, you'll need to enter the appropriate passkey to access the selected network. If you do not know the appropriate passkey you will not be able to connect.
      • To view the wireless device manufacturer and driver information, click Advanced options.

      If you wish to use the Wi-Fi Sense feature, click Manage WI-FI Settings to access the Wi-Fi Sense feature. The Wi-Fi Sense feature allows you to connect to suggested Wi-Fi hotspots and networks that your contacts share with you.

      WiFi Sense

    IMPORTANT:

    • By using the Wi-Fi Sense feature you agree that it can use your location.
    • Not all Wi-Fi hotspots or networks are secure. Make sure to take all necessary security precautions before connecting to any network or hotspot.