I have a wireless LAN at home but am confused about how to display access points and other computers on the network. I use an iMAC, a PC with XP, and a Netgear wireless router. I don't use any wired connections.
What/how should I be able to see of this network from the XP machine? Why does Windows say it cannot show wireless networks? I'm using a package that came with Netgear to scan for access points, but why is Windows unwilling to be involved? Should I try to reconfigure using Windows? (My experience configuring networking stuff is nearly all unpleasant. The iMac configured itself without prompting ... I like that!)
In other words, I need a Dummy level explanation of how Windows networking works.