Wireless internet connectivity gifts you with the convenience of mobility, especially while using your laptop. An amazing thing here is that unlike a wired connection, a wireless connection will not keep you tethered to one place, immobile. Those computers running on Windows XP have the ability to connect to the Internet through a wireless connection, provided that the computer has the necessary hardware features, and also that the hardware is configured perfectly. For instance, if your computer is connected to the internet through a wireless router, you should absolutely ensure that the router settings that are set for your wireless hardware are correct. These wireless router settings (that are being used by your Windows XP) can be found in the Network Connections in Control Panel. You may find the following instructions useful.
- Click on the Start button, the button located in the lower left corner of your screen. Then pointing to Control Panel icon on the Start menu, click on it. This will open the Control Panel window.
- After that, you have to check whether Windows is set to Classic or Category view. Then click on the Switch to Classic view link, which is on the left-side navigation pane of the Control Panel window. This is for setting the Control Panel view to Classic. When it is, the Network Connections icon will be displayed in the right-side pane.
- Then you have to double-click on the Network Connections icon (which will be visible now) in the Control Panel window, in order to open the Network Connections window.
- Next, you need to find the connection whose wireless router settings you want to know, from the Network Connections window. After locating the required connection, you need to right-click on the connection. Next, you need to click Properties from the context menu. A Wireless Network Connection window will be opened for that connection.
- After that, click on the Wireless Networks tab on the Wireless Network Connection window in order to switch to the Wireless Networks page. In the section labeled Preferred Networks on this page, click on the name of the router whose settings you want to know about. Next, click on the Properties button. The Properties window will be opened, and the wireless router settings displayed.
For additional information on Wireless Router Settings in Windows XP or related topics, you may refer to Windows tech support articles available on the internet. Windows tech support can also be availed through official Microsoft or third party technical support websites.