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Connect to Wi-Fi on Windows 8

Want to connect a Windows 8 device to your CenturyLink Wi-Fi modem? Let's get started! This video provides the step-by-step information to get and stay connected. Don't worry about taking notes or writing anything down—detailed instructions are also available below the video. 

Having trouble? Check out Wi-Fi troubleshooting.

  1. Select the "Wireless" icon.
  1. Select the network you want to connect to. If you are using the default wireless settings, the network you want is the same as the SSID listed on the bottom of the modem.
Networks not showing?
  Tell Windows to forget saved wireless connections.
  Make sure wireless is turned on.
  If you are using a USB wireless adapter, unplug it, plug it back in and wait 2+ minutes for networks to show up.
  1. Select "Connect".
  1. Enter the "network security key" then select "Next". If you are using the default wireless settings, the network security key is the same as the Passphrase on the bottom of the modem.
Security key not working?
  Quick fixes
  Look up the settings
  Use WPS
  1. Your connection should show "CONNECTED". 
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