my guess is lost wifi is the #1 issue world wide on 1billion + devices
after all wifi is problematic.
in vast ways, even radio interference (RFI) or too many neighbors using same wifi channels (move) and they collide.
i use wired, unless on vacation then wifi, mobile.
first off XP is dead and is VIRUS magnet, why run XP?
only 1% or less USA PCs now have it, all others were put in landfill
or upgraded, a fact. (why be on XP?)
you are on the ends of lost era. with XP its 100% not supported
(id put Linux Ubuntu on it ,if I had to use it)
Step by step, that is a tall order. no? and repeats endless on the web. "like the endless story"
ive now idea what wifi chip is there, but DM tells you..
what is best is fresh xp.
It do a F11 , full install on it. get XP back to day 1,
then add SP3.
F11 is HPs, recovery partition fresh load, it goes to day 1. state.
if fresh XP is not fun to do or fails, or ?then....
this MINI came with many optional wifi chips.
2 used in USA, more outside usa.
we cant guess yours, you never said what the DM shows for the chips name.,? Broadcom? Intel.
best way is: (clean XP , LOL)
seen here (in DM
delete the whole wifi stack)!
and reload the correct driver seen below, by NAME.
then set up your wifi SSID and password.
have you setup your router yet"? and tested it yet?
for lots of DHCP addresses, mines set for x.x.x.100 to x.x.x.199
that way you have lots of IPs ready at all times.
and set the lease time to max. not 24hr, as some ISP do...
make sure other PCs
or Cells can use your routers wifi first
test it. make sure its working, then make this old XP dog work
using 3 steps here , 1-new driver, , 2-no virus(hopeless in XP)
then your 3- the correct login credentials. (SSID+PW)
here is a huge hint
if you go to that link above.
the open software-solution
then get APP called SOFTPAQ (11th down)
this is the main driver engine.
it looks at your PC ,scans it and tells you all drivers
that are missing , wrong or bad.
126.96.36.199 Rev. A