How to Set Up Wi-Fi Connection for a Toshiba Satellite

by David Weedmark
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The first time you turn on a Toshiba Satellite, it assists you in connecting to your preferred Wi-Fi network. However, you can change your Wi-Fi network at any time, using the same Settings charm available on all Windows 8 laptops. Whether you are at home, at the office, in a hotel or sitting in a coffee shop, you can select a new Wi-Fi network to connect to the Internet, provided of course that you know the network's password.

Step 1

Drag your finger from the right edge of the screen on the Satellite's screen, or move the cursor with the touchpad to the top-right corner and drag it downward.

Step 2

Select the "Settings" charm and then select the "Wi-Fi" icon, which looks like a series of vertical bars. This opens the Networks window.

Step 3

Locate your preferred Wi-Fi network in the list that appears. If you don't see it immediately, wait a few seconds for the laptop to list all available networks in your current location.

Step 4

Select your Wi-Fi network by tapping it on the screen or clicking it with the touchpad. Select "Connect."

Type your Wi-Fi password when prompted. Select "Next."

Tip

  • Toshiba Satellites have an airplane mode that disables or enables the Wi-Fi antenna in your laptop. To turn Wi-Fi on or off, press the "F12" key on the keyboard. You can also turn airplane mode off or on by tapping or clicking the "Airplane Mode On/Off" button in the Networks window.

Warning

  • Information in this article applies to Toshiba Satellites available in October 2013 with Windows 8. It may vary slightly or significantly with other versions or products.

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