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Hi. I'm Alex, an Agent with the Geek Squad.

Windows 8 is a revolutionary step forward in personal computing. Today we'll show you how to connect to a wireless network in Windows 8.

Connecting to a wireless network in Windows 8 is easy. First watch the Charms Bar, select Settings, and then select the Wireless Network icon.Next, select your wireless network and enter in the network password or passphrase if prompted.Click Connect and you’re done.

Thanks for tuning in. We hope this helped you understand how to connect your Windows 8 device to a wireless network. To learn more about the basic features of Windows 8, check out our other 2-Minute Miracles for tips on how to make the most of your new Windows 8 computer, tablet or smartphone.

Need a helping hand? Check out Geek Squad Tech Support for unlimited access to Agents for all your Windows 8 and computing needs, with 24/7 Agent support online, over the phone at 1-800-GEEKSQUAD (1-800-433-5778), or at a Geek Squad Precinct in a Best Buy store near you.

In Windows 8, the process for connecting to a wireless network has changed a little bit. Follow the instructions below to get connected:

  • Open the Charms Bar
  • Select Settings
  • Select the Wireless Network icon
  • Select your network name from the list of available networks
  • If your network is secure, you'll need to enter your password
  • Select Connect

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