Windows 8

Connecting to Wi-Fi with Windows 8

To connect to the Wi-Fi using Windows 8 you must first know the wireless SSID and password for your router. If you have a DFN router you may look to our Managing you Wireless Router page for some assistance. If this is a Non-DFN router please refer to the owners manual or manufacturer for factory set SSID and password.

If you are using a laptop or desktop with a mouse, move the mouse to the bottom or top right corner of the screen and select the cog icon labeled Settings. If you are using a tablet, laptop or desktop without a mouse, swipe your finger to the left from the right side of the screen and select Settings.

Windows 8 Settings Icon

Click or touch the network Icon

Windows 8 Network Icons

**Note** Make sure that airplane mode is switched to off.
Look for the Wi-Fi network SSID you are wanting to connect to and click it.
Make sure that Connect Automatically is checked and click Connect

Windows 8 Wi-Fi and known wireless

Windows will now communicate with your router and verify the required settings.
Once completed you will be promted for the password for that wireless network, enter the password and click next

Windows 8 Wi-Fi password

At this point you may be promted to make your PC discoverable by other device on your network.
If you are connecting from your home or other private network select yes, If you are on a public network select no

Windows 8 Wi-Fi discovery

You should now be connected to the wireless router

Windows 8 Wi-Fi Connected

You may now return to your desktop, notice the wireless icon at the bottom of the page, which will now indicate your wireless signal strength. Ideally you would want to have at least 3 bars showing, if you do not please see the Troubleshooting Wireless Page

Windows 8 Wi-Fi Signal Strength