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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Access the network connection On the Network and Sharing Center you can access the network connection status by clicking the connection's name to bring up the network connection status dialog. Then, click the Wireless Properties button to access or change the network connection and security settings. Or click the Properties button to access or change the adapter properties. To manage the new network metering and data usage features and to enable/disable sharing for a network you must bring up the PC Settings app in Windows 8.1: open the Settings charm (slide along right of screen or press Win + I), click Change PC Settings, click Network, and select the network name.

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