In Pictures: Windows 8.1 networking cheat sheet

Whether you’re in IT or an average end user, here’s what you need to know about the changes and new features.

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Changing network priorities and deleting networks Starting with Windows 8, Microsoft removed the Manage wireless networks link from the Network and Sharing Center. Instead the OS automatically manages the priority of wireless networks for you. For instance, when you connect to a new network and it’s set to auto-connect, Windows places it at the top of the priority list. However, you still have some control over the network priorities on the Wireless Network Properties dialog. For each network profile you can still identify whether it should automatically connect when within range and if Windows should look for and connect to other (better) networks while connected.

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