Article ID : S700023510 / Last Modified : 30/10/2012

Windows 8 - How to connect to a wireless access point

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How to connect to a wireless access point


Note
  • Please make sure to have the wireless switch turn to on for models that comes with a wireless hardware button.
    Refer to the user guide if you are unsure if your VAIO PC comes with a wireless hardware button
  • Please confirm that the Wi-Fi option is turn on within PC Settings
  1. Display the Charms menu by placing the cursor on the top right hand corner or bottom right hand corner
  2. Select “Settings”
  3. Select “Change PC settings”
  4. Select the “Wireless” category
  5. Confirm that the “Wi-Fi” is set to on


From the Charms menu
  1. Display the Charms menu by placing the cursor on the top right hand corner or bottom right hand corner
  2. Select “Settings”
  3. Select the Wireless icon
  4. Confirm that the “Airplane mode” is set to Off
    Please set it to off if it’s currently turned on
  5. Select the prefer wireless network to connect
  6. Place a checkmark to “Connect automatically” if you prefer to connect to this access point automatically
  7. Select “Connect”
    Enter a passkey if prompted
  8. Select the prefer sharing options:
    1. No, don’t turn on sharing or connect to device (For networks in public places)
    2. Yes, turn on sharing and connect to devices (For home or work networks)

From the Desktop
  1. Select the Wireless icon located to the right within the taskbar
  2. Confirm that the “Airplane mode” is set to Off
    Please set it to off if it’s currently turned on
  3. Select the prefer wireless network to connect
  4. Place a checkmark to “Connect automatically” if you prefer to connect to this access point automatically
  5. Select “Connect”
    Enter a passkey if prompted
  6. Select the prefer sharing options:
    1. No, don’t turn on sharing or connect to device (For networks in public places)
    2. Yes, turn on sharing and connect to devices (For home or work networks)