A new app called Microsoft Wi-Fi, previously called Network Beta, made its official appearance in Windows 10 build 10158, as a way to make things easy to connect to Wi-Fi locations around the world with a single payment source.
The app is basically a paid service that will let you connect to Wi-Fi locations that are covered by Microsoft in the country where you paid. You pay-as-you-go for the time that you use, rather than a monthly fee.
It works pretty much the same as Skype Wi-Fi.
- Click on the Wi-Fi icon at the far right of the Windows taskbar to search for available Wi-Fi network.
- In the list of networks, look for one labeled Buy Wi-Fi from Windows Store. If it’s not there, it’s not yet available in your current location.
- Select it, buy Wi-Fi and get online.
Since there are already many options out there for tethering or free access point, you may not need Microsoft Wi-Fi to serve you as your mobile ISP. But when you need a stable internet connectivity, it’s always better having more options.
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Last updated: 07/06/2015