Network Setup Wizard to Configure Windows® XP Network Connection
What are the tips to configure network connection on Windows XP with the Network Setup Wizard?
Windows XP is an excellent operating system with advanced features. It offers good driver support and improved user-interface. It is a most commonly used operating system and provides fast performance. Common versions of Windows XP are the Home Edition and the Professional Edition. Two types of network connections available with Windows XP are wired and wireless. Depending upon the connection that you choose, you need to add the requirements such as activate modem, enable WEP encryption, etc. Windows Operating System comes with enabling and disabling feature for network connection. With the help of the Network Setup Wizard, you could easily configure networking on the system.
Following are the tips to configure a Windows XP system for networking using the Network Setup Wizard:
- About Network Setup Wizard
- Tips to configure network using Network Setup Wizard
- Things to be keep in mind
About Network Setup Wizard
Network Setup Wizard is a utility which helps to configure networking on the system. The Network Setup Wizard is capable of setting the permissions on the shared folders. It also adds the required keys to the registry and would configure the protocols. It has the capability to adjust the system policies so that you could properly perform file sharing over the network.
Tips to configure network using Network Setup Wizard
You need to select ‘Network Connections’ from the 'Control Panel', and select ‘Create a new connection’. After clicking on the ‘Next’ button you need to choose ‘Setup a Home or Small Office Network’ and select ‘Finish’ option. Then it would start the Network Setup Wizard. You can set the network connection to share Internet access using the router and ensure that the wizard has selected the correct connection. You need to verify the name and enter the name of the workgroup and apply the changes immediately.
While configuring the network on a Windows XP system, you would have to keep certain things in mind. When you are using the Network Setup Wizard, you require a computer which is running on Windows XP Service Pack 2. You need to run the Network Setup Wizard on every computer which is connected to the network. You need to install the compatible driver files for the networking devices.
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