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Wireless Network Setup Wizard Windows® XP
What is the method to set up a wireless network in Windows XP using the network set-up wizard?
Setting up a wireless network in Windows XP is easy. Windows XP comes with a built-in wireless network set up wizard. You need to access Network Connections window from ‘Start’ menu. You need to right click on it and then access ‘Properties’. You need to click on ‘Preferred networks’ the ‘Add’ button. After that, ‘Network name (SSID)’. You need to configure based on the network. Then you need to click ‘OK’. You need to access ‘Wireless Network Connection’ dialog box and then click on ‘Connect’. This will connect the computer to a wireless network. The wireless router needs to be set up. Make sure that the network standard used is universal.
The following are the tips to improve the wireless network speed in Windows XP:
- Set proper Networking Standard
- Reduce Interference
- Use broadband connection
Set proper Networking Standard
The wireless networking needs to be done at a fixed networking standard. The 802.11g Wireless standard is the widely used standard of networking. While using the router to any group of computers wirelessly, not all the computers might be able to access the network. If this is the case, you need to update the networking standards by updating the Windows.
The signal fluctuation might affect the performance of wireless network. While using wireless system in your system, often your signal might go down or show very weak signal strength because of the location of the router. Often telephones, microwaves, or other appliances may interfere with the wireless signal, so try to keep wireless router away from these equipments. You might try to avoid obstruction in order to get a better signal. You might use a ‘Repeater’ for boosting wireless signals across greater distances.
If you are using the computer to connect to the Internet, then you need to use a broadband connection. Narrow bandwidth might cause issues in the network. You might opt for a DSL or a cable. This will boost the performance of the wireless network. Make sure that you connect the router, modem and all other computers properly.
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