For general information, such as how to navigate the operating system, personalize the Start screen, utilize apps and customize settings, refer to the Windows 8.1 Tutorial.
From the right edge of the screen, swipe left to display the charms menu.
Tap the wireless network icon .
Ensure the "Wi-Fi" switch is set to On then select an available Wi-Fi network (located below the Wi-Fi switch).
Depending upon personalization options, the switch color may differ from the example depicted above.
If the preferred network is not displayed, refer to Manually Add a Wi-Fi Network.
To automatically connect to the Wi-Fi network whenever it is available, ensure that the "Connect automatically" setting is selected (checked) prior to connecting.
If prompted, enter the appropriate network security key or username and password then tap Next.