Windows 8: How to connect to a wireless network

Before making the configuration

  • The settings on this page show how to make a wireless LAN connection with a PC (client) using Windows 8.
  • The network name (SSID) used is ASAHI-NET_Wireless.
  • Should you be using the utility software provided with your wireless LAN device, please refer to that device's user guide for how to make the wireless LAN settings.

About the network name (SSID)

SSID is short for Service Set Identifier. An SSID is the name of a wireless local area network (WLAN) that you see displayed in the PC's available wireless Networks list, and they are used to help prevent interference between the different wireless networks.

Connection setup of wireless network

  1. STEP1

    Accessing the network

    Click on the Network icon in the taskbar. The column on the right that appears will list all the Network SSIDs that are available.

    Network Icon

    • *If your PC does not have a wireless function, or if there is a problem with its wireless function, please contact the place where you bought the PC, or its manufacturer for support.
  2. STEP2

    Select a network from the list of Wi-Fi networks.

    Click on the Network SSID you want to connect to,
    eg ASAHI-NET_Wireless.


    Click Connections.


  3. STEP3

    Entering a security key

    If your wireless network settings were set with encryption or a security key, a window appears asking to Enter the security key for the network. Enter your wireless network's security key, then click Next.


  4. STEP4

    Sharing of PC network

    Click whether you want to turn on sharing or not.

    Security key

  5. STEP5

    Connection completed

    After your PC connects, the network icon changes to reflect the signal strength of the wireless connection.

    Connecting to

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