Windows 8 tips: Safer Wi-Fi

Safer Wi-Fi

When you connect to a secure Wi-Fi hotspot, you need to type in a password – and for very secure networks you might need to have a certificate installed on your PC.

Windows 8 adds support for several wireless and mobile Extensible Authentication Protocol standards that enable you to connect to secure networks without having to get a certificate or roam between different wireless and mobile broadband networks.

There’s a new standard on the way called Hotspot 2.0 that will make it easier to automatically connect to Wi-Fi hotspots as you travel around; these new protocols are what you’ll need to use it.

So when your mobile operator supports Hotspot 2.0, your Windows 8 tablet will be ready to get you online with it.