Windows 10 how to: Managing wireless network connections

Windows 10 how to: Managing wireless network connections

Windows 10 means new settings and options to learn and get used to. One of those is managing wireless network connections. In Windows 10 you can easily manage your network connections and can share those connections with your contacts using Wi-Fi Sense.

To manage wireless settings, go into the Windows 10 settings menu and select Network and Internet. You can also right click the wireless icon in the action center or type Wi-Fi into Cortana. Once there you can turn Wi-Fi on or off and connect to local networks by clicking them and selecting Connect.

Windows 10 network settings

In Advanced Options you can set your device to be discoverable or hidden from other PCs on the same network. You can also turn on and off a metered connection, this is important if you have limited data, for example if you're using the new Surface 3 with LTE.

Windows 10 advanced wireless options

There’s also a feature in Windows 10 called Wi-Fi Sense. This allows you to store your passwords on various networks across your devices. It also lets you share your Wi-Fi connection with your Outlook, Skype, and Facebook connections without giving them your network password. If you prefer to not share your connection with your contacts you can easily uncheck the boxes in the Wi-Fi Sense menu. At the moment you cannot select specific individuals to share your network connections with over Wi-Fi Sense. Hopefully that feature is available in the future.

Windows 10 manage Wi-Fi Sense

Managing wireless networks is pretty easy in Windows 10 and all of the settings are easy to find and are clearly labeled. Jumping between networks with Wi-Fi Sense is easy and most of the settings are easy to personalize, though there are a few customizations not yet available.

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