Tips to configure wireless network between Windows® XP and Windows® Vista
Learn about wireless networking between Windows XP and Windows Vista. Also, know how to establish the networking
The wireless network uses radio frequency as the medium of communication between computers or between other devices in the network. As the wireless network is easy to set up without any cabling, people prefer to use wireless network for their communication. Using this wireless communication you can communicate to other computers in the network irrespective of where you are. Wireless adapters and wireless routers are used to establish a wireless network. In order to establish network between two systems it is not necessary for both the computers to have same operating system. You can communicate between the computers having Windows Vista and Windows XP as their operating system. Thus, using wireless network you can share files, printers and other documents between Windows XP and Windows Vista systems provided that they are in same workgroup.
Following are the information on tips for establishing wireless network between Windows XP and Windows Vista:
- Setting up Windows XP computer
- Setting up Windows Vista computer
- Setting the network location
Setting up Windows XP computer
Initially you need to adjust the workgroup name on Windows XP computer in order to establish a wireless network. For that you need to right click on 'My Computer' and select 'Properties' option. Now you need to click on 'Computer Name' tab and click on 'Change' option to type the desired name in 'Computer Name' field. Then click 'Ok' in order to fix the changes.
Setting up Windows Vista computer
In order to change the network name in Windows Vista you need to open 'Control panel' from the 'Start' menu and then select 'System' option from 'System and Maintenance' option of control panel. Then you need find 'Computer Names, Domain and Workgroup Settings' option and click on 'Change Settings' option. Next in 'System Properties' option you need enter the network name in field next to 'Workgroup' in 'Computer Name' tab. Now on restarting the computer you can save the changes.
In order to set the network location, you need to click on 'Network and Internet' icon from the 'Control Panel' of 'Start' menu. Then you need to click on 'Network and Sharing Center' and change the network type to 'Private' by clicking on 'Customize' option in the field next to 'Location type' in 'Set Network Location' field. Now you need to click on 'Next' option followed by 'Close'.
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