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About wi-fi does windows have anything to do with setting up wi-fi? for instance i have a sky broadband netgear box and my computer is windows xp home edition, could i buy a laptop with windows XP,98, 2000 with built in wi-fi.could i pickup wi-fi from the computer to the laptop?

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  • moccapeanut Aug 02, 2008

    i can browse with my netgear wireless router using the yellow ethernet cable with no difficulty but using my laptop to connect to the router is a big problem.

    i already used the wpa psk network key provided by my broadband provider and encountered this error: acquiring network address.

    i disabled the encryption of the router and i was able to connect and browse wirelessly!

    when i applied the wep encryption on the router, i cant make any wireless connection.

    it is confusing! the adapter is working fine, the same with the router!

    what did i missed?


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Windows XP has a built in wifi configuration tool, previous versions of windows dont have this feature. But if you were to buy a wireless card it comes with software for wireless to work on all versions of windows from 98 - XP most if not all new laptops have wifi built in & that will be able to share your broadband connection through the netgear router. You can configure the laptop & pc to share files & printer between each other, easy way of doing that is by using the wireless network setup wizard which can be found in Start -> All Prograns -> Accessories -> Communications -> Wireless Network Setup Wizard.

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