Windows 8 can connect to a Wi-Fi connection in less than a second, claims Microsoft
Windows 8 will get launched in the last quarter of this year but Microsoft is constantly revealing its hidden features. Of late, the company has mentioned in a blog post that Windows 8 can re-establish a Wi-Fi connection very quickly. In Windows 8 operating system, you will get a chance to use a mobile broadband connection in tandem with a regular Wi-Fi connection.
Although the predecessor of Windows 8 does permit to establish a mobile broadband connection, still it requires some extra applications. To fix such a glitch, the company has incorporated an inclusive driver file which would simply detect the Wi-Fi hotspot. Apart from this, the detection time has improved so that your Windows 8 computer can reconnect to a Wi-Fi network within a second.
Billy Anders, group program manager on Microsoft's devices and networking team wrote on a blog: "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.” Furthermore, he added that the developers are adding few more options in the operating system in an attempt to enhance Wi-Fi capabilities.
A feature like Airplane mode which has been there on various mobile devices will get included on Windows 8. With the help of Airplane mode, you can directly administer the active network connections running on your computer. The built-in network manager of Windows 8 is designed in such a way that you can switch between different Wi-Fi modes. Also, you can make out that which connection mode is using the bandwidth. Once Windows 8 is ready with this feature, you can explore the app store and make use of special metro-style apps, which can monitor data usage on your computer.