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What do I need to be set up for wifi? I ahve windows XP. I've never had wifi, we have a cable modem.

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A wireless card or device for the computer and a wireless router. You maybe able to connect, and most likely will, a second router to the cable modem to take your signal wireless. The computer will need a card or USB device connected to it so it can use the WiFi network your going to create. Once you have the device and router in place follow the Setup directions for creating a home network in Windows. There is actually a wizard in the network center to assist you with this in windows.

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