Connecting New Home PC to Internet

  K*B 12:19 PM 27 Nov 11

Friends, I have a 4-port wireless modem that brings internet connectivity to my home via a PSTN socket on the wall. I have 2 laptops already connected to the internet through this modem. The laptops run on Vista and Windows 7 respectively. I’ve now got a PC running on Win XP Pro with a wireless NIC. What I want to do is to configure this PC to enable it to connect to the internet too through the modem. How do I go about it? Thanks in advance.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:36 PM 27 Nov 11

Do you just want to connect to the web or network with the other two machines?

  onthelimit1 17:16 PM 27 Nov 11

If you want to go wireless, you may need to get a wireless router?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:37 PM 27 Nov 11

To connect to an available wireless network

  1. Right-click the network connection icon in the notification area, and then click View Available Wireless Networks.

  2. In Connect to Wireless Network, under Available Networks, click the wireless network that you want to connect to.

  3. If a network key is required for Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP), do one of the following:

    •If the network key is automatically provided for you (for example, the key is stored on the wireless network adapter given to you by your administrator), leave Network Key blank. •If the network key is not automatically provided for you, in Network key, type the key.

  4. Click Connect.

  5. To configure additional wireless network connection settings, or if you are having difficulty making a connection to the wireless network that you selected, click Advanced, and then configure the settings in the Wireless Networks tab.


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