Friday, November 27, 2015

Wi-Fi Basics on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10

Wi-Fi Sense helps you to save on cellular data as it automatically connects you to Wi-Fi networks it finds. You can also assist in networking with password protected contacts.

You can do all of the following (or none if you so desire):
  • Automatically connecting you to crowdsourced open Wi-Fi networks it knows about.
  • Accepting a Wi-Fi network's terms of use on your behalf and providing additional info for you to networks that require it. 
  • Letting you exchange password-protected Wi-Fi network access with your contacts to give and get Internet access without seeing each other's Wi-Fi network passwords.

As Wi-Fi sense use location service you may need to give permission.
Read more here. :

Here is how you turn on Wi-Fi Sense in Windows 10 (What I am showing is on a Preview copy in Nokia Icon)
You can get to Wi-Fi Settings from your Start screen and you see the following displayed (I am connected to my Wi-Fi in the apartment):


When you scroll down further you will see the button for Wi-Fi Sense as shown here:


Click on Wi-Fi Sense button to display Wi-Fi Sense settings screen.


 I have not checked the boxes as I do not intend to share.

Now I go out of my apartment to the common area in our condominium and I have lost my Wi-Fi connection, but Wi-Fi Sense has already found the condo's Wi-Fi (RegencyPark). I get connected to it using the password. If it is a public site like Whole Food or some other, I get connected without searching for them or entering a password (if allowed by the business).


 The screens look somewhat differently in Windows 8.1 (Nokia Icon).
This is Wi-Fi sense screen
 Scroll down further to see this


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