Wireless Network in Windows® XP and Windows® 7
Discuss the wireless network features of Windows XP and Windows 7.
Windows XP is a reliable and usable operating system from Microsoft which offers lots of features to the users. Windows XP is available in different editions such as Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional, and Windows XP Ultimate etc. Each Edition includes additional features for the particular type of users. One of the amazing features of Windows XP system is its wireless capabilities. Using Windows XP Home Edition as well as Windows XP Professional Edition, we can easily set up and establish network connection to both access points and Wireless routers. Using the Wi-Fi features of Windows XP system, we can easily make the network connection with laptops and other devices. We can also easily share and organize the files using the Wireless networking features of Windows XP operating system. Another feature of Windows XP is that we can easily set up the Wireless connection over the networks such as home networks as well as business networks. The latest version of Windows series system, Windows 7 also includes advanced features to enable wireless network connection.
The different wireless network enhancement in Windows 7 is explained below:
- Wi-Fi Networking
- Wake on LAN
- Third Party Services
One of the amazing features integrated in Windows 7 is its new functionality for Wi-Fi networking. Using Wi-Fi feature of Windows 7, we can handle sharing and other tasks much easier. Using Wi-Fi technology, we can connect multiple devices to one Internet connection. Intelligent Detection of Windows 7 makes the Wireless networking feature more advanced when compared to other models. Intelligent Detection of Windows 7 automatically switches to correct network connection when it moves from one network to other network.
Wake on LAN
Wake on LAN for Wireless networking is another enhanced feature included in Windows 7. Wake on LAN of Windows 7 brings Wired Ethernet feature to wireless networking. It is one of the greatest wireless features included in Windows 7. Therefore, the admin of the network can access or wake up the computers using the Wake on LAN feature.
Using the Wi-Fi feature of Windows 7, we can share the third party services and peripherals. For example, we can easily connect and share the devices such as printer, scanners etc. through the wireless connection of Windows 7. The Wi-Fi set-up created in our home or office networks can easily enable File Sharing between different computers and other connected devices. We can also play supported games with other devices using over the network using Wi-Fi LAN connection.
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