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  • There is an option of "Set up a wireless network for a home or small office" on Network Tasks of Wireless Network Connection?

    Does it set up the computer itself as a hotspot?  If not, how does it work with the existing local wireless network?

    Monday, May 27, 2013 1:37 AM

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  • Microsoft has posted a full information of the procedure @  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb457016.aspx

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    Tuesday, May 28, 2013 3:27 PM

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  • This is for setting up your computer to connect to a wireless access point.

    See the info @ http://www.wifihotspotcreator.com/index.html if you want to setup your own hotspot on your computer.

    Microsoft has posted information about setting up a home network @ http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Setting-up-a-home-network

     

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    Monday, May 27, 2013 7:06 PM
  • This is for setting up your computer to connect to a wireless access point.

    Thanks!

    This particular option does not seem to be used for connecting the computer to a wireless access point.
    Tuesday, May 28, 2013 8:37 AM
  • This is when you use the WinXP SP3 wi-fi support alone. If you have other software, such as utility of the wi-fi adapter vendor or the laptop vendor, see their documentation.

    If you want to set up a new router and more than one clients, the "Wireless network setup wizard" can help provisioning the router and other computer. It does so by providing a file on a USB flash disk, that contains the SSID and password for the router. You use this USB disk to automatically configure other computers. Some routers understand this USB disk and will configure themselves to same SSID and key.

    Thanks!

    I always set up a wireless network at the router or at the access point.  I never need to use this option.  I am just curious.  What do you mean by "This is when you use the WinXP SP3 wi-fi support alone."?

    Are you saying that using this particular option can configure the router or the access point directly so that we don't need to use the router coniguration.
    Tuesday, May 28, 2013 8:43 AM
  • Microsoft has posted a full information of the procedure @  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb457016.aspx

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    Tuesday, May 28, 2013 3:27 PM
  • Yes, this option was meant to configure the router as well. The MS idea was that routers with USB port will be able to read the config file produced by the "wizard".
    Thanks I might try it one day.
    Thursday, May 30, 2013 2:48 AM
  • Anyway this WSNK thing is antiquity, and XP will be soon.

    Advice to the OP: get a good modern router and follow instructions provided with it. Don't use WEP.

    -- pa


    Thanks for your help!

    My work is to support other computer users.  I never use this option and I never need to.  I was curious, that's all.  I suppose being a technical support person I should get to know every feature or every possibility provided to make my work easier.

    By the way, there are still a lot of people especially organizations I have come across who are still using XP.

    Thursday, May 30, 2013 2:54 AM