Article ID : 00124022 / Last Modified : 12/18/2020

Wireless network or access point connection using Windows 10

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    This information provides steps to help set up a wireless connection on your VAIO® computer with the Microsoft® Windows® 10 operating system.

    Note: The steps provided may vary depending on your computer model. If you require model specific information, refer to the operating instructions supplied with your computer. Manuals are posted on your model support page.

    1. If your computer has a physical wireless switch, make sure it's turned on.

      Note: Not all computers have an external wireless switch. If your not sure, check your computer specifications. Manuals are posted on your model support page.

    2. Click the windows Start icon, and then click Settings (sprocket icon).

      Note: Pressing the Windows Logo + I key combination will also take you to the Settings screen.

    3. In the SETTINGS screen, click the Network & Internet icon.

      Network and Internet

    4. In the NETWORK & INTERNET screen, with Wi-Fi selected, click to change the Wi-Fi slider to On.

      WiFi Slider

    5. Below the Wi-Fi slider, click to select the wireless network you wish to use, click to select Connect automatically (if desired), and then click the Connect button.

      Note:

      • If prompted, you'll need to enter the appropriate passkey to access the selected network. If you do not know the appropriate passkey you will not be able to connect.
      • To view the wireless device manufacturer and driver information, click Advanced options.

      If you wish to use the Wi-Fi Sense feature, click Manage WI-FI Settings to access the Wi-Fi Sense feature. The Wi-Fi Sense feature allows you to connect to suggested Wi-Fi hotspots and networks that your contacts share with you.

      WiFi Sense

    IMPORTANT:

    • By using the Wi-Fi Sense feature you agree that it can use your location.
    • Not all Wi-Fi hotspots or networks are secure. Make sure to take all necessary security precautions before connecting to any network or hotspot.