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Wireless Internet with Windows XP

By GSfromWS ·
I have a new windows XP laptop. I can't get a wireless internet connection to work. I have broadband internet and a cable modem and then a switch. A pc and a wireless access point are both connected to the switch. The Windows 2000 PC works fine, but I just can't get the laptop to connect to the wireless access point and the internet.

Can anyone give me the step by step of what I need to do or some things I can look for?

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by p.j.hutchison In reply to Wireless Internet with Wi ...

What cable modem do you have? What ISP have you subscribed to?
You need to configure modem for your ISP? The settings will be provided either on a CD or emailed/posted to you.

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To clarify what I have. Comcast Broadband Internet going through the Comcast provided cable modem which did go directly to my windows 2000 PC. It worked just fine. I bought a windows xp laptop with wireless Internet capability built-in and ready to go. In order to share the single internet connection, I installed a D-Link switch between the cable modem and the PC. The Internet connection on the PC continues to work as it always did, but only through the switch. I also connected a wireless access point to the switch to receive the wireless transmission from the laptop. I configured the access point device as described with the installation instructions. So it is sitting there waiting for the laptop to establish a connection.

My question is, as much as possible, can someone give me a step-by-step set of instructions as to what needs to be done with the windows xp laptop to establish that wireless connection with the acess point device that is installed?

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by GSfromWS In reply to Wireless Internet with Wi ...

To clarify what I have. Comcast Broadband Internet going through the Comcast provided cable modem which did go directly to my windows 2000 PC. It worked just fine. I bought a windows xp laptop with wireless Internet capability built-in and ready to go. In order to share the single internet connection, I installed a D-Link switch between the cable modem and the PC. The Internet connection on the PC continues to work as it always did, but only through the switch. I also connected a wireless access point to the switch to receive the wireless transmission from the laptop. I configured the access point device as described with the installation instructions. So it is sitting there waiting for the laptop to establish a connection.

My question is, as much as possible, can someone give me a step-by-step set of instructions as to what needs to be done with the windows xp laptop to establish that wireless connection with the acess point device that is installed?

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