To manually add a wireless computer running Windows XP

  • Log on to the computer as an administrator.
  • Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
  • Click the Computer Name tab, and then click Change.
  • If the workgroup name is not WORKGROUP, change the name to WORKGROUP, and then click OK. Otherwise, click Cancel to close the Computer Name changes dialog box.

Note If you have to change the workgroup name, you will be prompted to restart your computer. Restart the computer, and then continue with the steps below.

  • Click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Connections.
  • Click the wireless network connection icon, and then, under Network Tasks, click View available wireless networks.
  • Choose the wireless network from the list that appears, and then click Connect.


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