You can manage your WiFi settings and options pretty easy from within the menu inside Windows 8, but if you want increased features, you can make use of the recently released WiFi Dashboard app.
The new WiFi Dashboard app for Windows 8, developed by Private Communications Corporation, allows users to know the connectivity and security status of their WiFi. The app brings a live tile on the home screen and displays “real time” information about your current WiFi connection and security.
Know your Windows 8 WiFi connection status with this app
WiFi Dashboard for Windows 8 lets you know if your WiFi connection is insecure, secure, encrypted, and also display the network name, IP address and location. It comes with color-coded live tiles, which makes it easy to understand your current security status. Thus, if it’s red, this means you’re on a insecure connection, blue indicates WPA, WPA2, hardwired, or dial-up; green indicates VPN. You need to pay attention to the following things, as well:
ll public wireless networks are not secure – both free and paid. This includes WiFi connections at coffee shops, libraries, airports, hotels and parks. WiFi Dashboard provides the tools to better understand your WiFi connection and security status, as well as the risks associated with public WiFi.
Securing your WiFi connection is an important element of securing your personal data. Indeed, as the Wi-Fi Alliance points out (http://www.wi-fi.org/discover-wi-fi/security), VPNs “can help reduce the risk of compromised privacy and security for Internet traffic.”
So, if you have been looking for such a feature, go ahead and follow the link from below to download it on your Windows 8 devices. I’ve tested it on my Windows 8.1 tablet and am really satisfied with its performance.