Windows XP Wireless User Guide Update

Windows XP Wireless User Guide Update
Windows XP Wireless User Guide
Update
The information in this update supplements the Solo 1200 Wireless User
Guide or the Solo 9550 Wireless User Guide and provides examples of setting
up and accessing an access point or peer-to-peer wireless network in Windows
XP.
Creating a wireless Ethernet network
After you have turned on wireless Ethernet networks, you may want to create
a new wireless Ethernet network. You can create either an access point or
peer-to-peer wireless Ethernet network.
Access Point
You can create an access point wireless network if you purchased an RG1000
or equivalent access point. An access point is a device that allows you to both
join a wireless network and access a wired network at the same time. The figure
below shows an example of an access point network.
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To create an access point wireless Ethernet network:
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Click Start, then select Control Panel.
Click Network and Internet Connections. The Network and Internet
Connections window opens.
Click Network Connections. The Network Connections window opens.
Right-click Wireless Network Connection.
Select View Available Wireless Networks. The Connect to Wireless Network
dialog box opens.
Select Advanced. The Wireless Network Connection Properties dialog box
opens.
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Click the Wireless Networks tab.
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Click Add. The Wireless Network Properties dialog box opens.
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Enter the name of the network. For an access point network, we
recommend entering the name of the access point device followed by
the SSID name found on the back of the access point. Example:
RG1000 1ff60a.
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Click the Data encryption (WEP enabled) check box.
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In the Key format list, click ASCII characters.
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Click to clear the The key is provided for me automatically check box.
Enter the network key. This key must be the last five digits of the network
name. Example: ff60a.
In the Key length list, click 40 bits (5 characters).
In the Key index (advanced) list, click 0.
Verify that the Network Authentication (Shared mode) check box is cleared.
Verify that the This is a computer-to-computer (ad hoc) network check box
is cleared.
Click OK to close the Wireless Network Properties dialog box.
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Click the General tab.
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Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), then click Properties. The Internet Protocol
(TCP/IP) Properties dialog box opens.
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Click the General tab.
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If you are using a DHCP server, click Obtain an IP address automatically.
- OR If you are not using a DHCP server, click Use the following IP address and
enter the IP Address and Subnet Mask.
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If you are required to enter an IP Address and Subnet
Mask, ask your network system administrator for the
correct values.
Click OK to close the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties dialog box.
Click OK to close the Wireless Network Connection Properties dialog box.
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Peer-to-peer (ad hoc)
Use a peer-to peer (ad hoc) network if you are setting up or joining a temporary
or permanent computer-to-computer network for sharing files and peripheral
devices. This type of network does not include an access point into a wired
network.
To create a peer-to-peer wireless Ethernet network:
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Click Start, then select Control Panel.
Click Network and Internet Connections. The Network and Internet
Connections window opens.
Click Network Connections. The Network Connections window opens.
Right-click Wireless Network Connection.
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Select View Available Wireless Networks. The Connect to Wireless Network
dialog box opens.
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Select Advanced. The Wireless Network Connection Properties dialog box
opens.
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Click the Wireless Networks tab.
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Click Add. The Wireless Network Properties dialog box opens.
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Enter the name of the network. For a peer-to-peer network, this can be
any network name not already in use. Example: Adhoc.
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Click the This is a computer-to-computer (ad hoc) network check box.
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Click OK to close the Wireless Network Properties dialog box.
If an encryption key has been agreed to by the other members of your
network, enter this value.
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Click the General tab.
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Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), then click Properties. The Internet Protocol
(TCP/IP) Properties dialog box opens.
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Click the General tab.
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Click Use the following IP address
Enter an IP Address and Subnet Mask for each wireless computer on your
ad hoc network.
Example IP address
and subnet mask for
wireless computer 1
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Example IP address
and subnet mask for
wireless computer 2
Click OK to close the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties dialog box.
Click OK to close the Wireless Network Connection Properties dialog box.
More information
For more information about networking your home or office, discuss your
particular needs with your Gateway Country Store representative. In addition,
several books and Internet sites are dedicated to networking. Refer to these
sources for more information about networking your home or office with
wireless Ethernet.
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Technical Support
Refer to your user’s guide for Gateway Technical Support information.
Safety, Regulatory, and Legal Information
Refer to your user’s guide for important safety, regulatory, and legal
information related to wireless networking.
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black-and-white spot design are trademarks or registered trademarks of Gateway, Inc. in the United States and
other countries. All other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective
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