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Windows 8 Optimized for 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi networks

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#1 Burned Phoenix

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 02:00 PM

Microsoft details Windows 8 mobile connectivity options in the latest post of the official Windows 8 blog today. The new wireless network settings in Windows 8 allow you to see and connect to all available MB and Wi-Fi networks from one convenient user interface. When you connect to a Wi-Fi network, Windows 8 automatically disconnects you from your mobile broadband network and, when appropriate, power down the mobile broadband device, which also increases battery life. If no preferred Wi-Fi network is available, the OS automatically reconnect you to your preferred mobile broadband network. Windows maintains an ordered list of your preferred networks based on your explicit connect and disconnect actions, as well as the network type.

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When you resume from standby, Windows can also reconnect you faster to your preferred Wi-Fi networks by optimizing operations in the networking stack, and providing your network list, connection information, and hints to your Wi-Fi adapter. Now when your PC resumes from standby, your Wi-Fi adapter already has all the information it needs to connect to your preferred Wi-Fi networks. This means you can reconnect your PC to a Wi-Fi network from standby in about a second –oftentimes before your display is even ready.

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When you're ready to connect to a mobile broadband network, you simply insert your mobile broadband device or SIM card into your Windows 8 PC and the OS take care of the setup. If you have a carrier-unlocked mobile broadband device that supports carrier switching (this includes most mobile broadband users outside the US), Windows 8 has native support that allows you to select and connect to any supported carrier from within the Windows UI.

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If you've purchased a data plan, your mobile operator provisions your PC over the air for their network, including information about your data plan details and Wi-Fi hotspots.

Head over to Building Windows 8 blog for the detailed post or watch the video embedded below.

#2 Secured Tim

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 03:40 PM

Wonderful! :D

#3 FalseAgent


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Posted 21 January 2012 - 03:47 PM

man, this is going to be so awesome...I'm expecting the competition to rip some of these features even before Windows 8 comes out (i'm looking at you, Android).

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 05:02 PM

Really nice! Can't wait to test the beta..

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:14 AM

Nice! can't wait for Beta!

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:41 AM

Can't wait!

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 09:14 AM

B) :ph34r:

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 08:14 PM

Now give us the beta already! :D

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