Windows networking: how to display access points and other computers on the network

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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.

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Hi,

May i know the use of Access point in your network while your using Netgear wireless router? Generally Access point is used to make use of wireless network in wired network.. If you want to have excellent wireless signal strength with in the network you can configure access point in repeater mode . Before please be more specific about the wirelss standard of router and access point your using.

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Nivas

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