The New Wireless Network Setup Wizard in Windows XP Service Pack 2
Wireless LAN technologies such as IEEE 802.11a/b/g have become a popular networking alternative to connect multiple computers in a home or small business. Although wireless networks introduce location flexibility, they also introduce security issues that do not exist with conventional wire-based networking technologies such as Ethernet. To make the configuration of a WEP key or WPA-PSK much easier, Windows XP with SP2 supports Windows Connect Now (formerly known as Windows Smart Network Key [WSNK]), a new feature of wireless devices that automates wireless network configuration. Windows XP with SP2 supports Windows Connect Now through updates to the wireless client software and a new Wireless Network Setup Wizard.