How to add wireless laptop to wired Windows XP workgroup computers?

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Ho to add wireless laptop to wired workgroup computers ?

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wireless Netgear router,win xp, visat ,7

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Without knowing how the rest of your network looks, its hard to give a definitive answer. However, one easy way to accomplish what you’re asking is as follows:

> If your Netgear is your “router” for the entire network/workgroup, you could connect your ISP/WAN service to the internet/WAN port of the router
> IF you dont have a dedicated DHCP server, let your router do DHCP, and make sure you have enough IP addresses for all of your devices – the default /24 subnet should be fine
> Enable and configure your wireless SSID / WPA2 security as needed and associate the wireless PC / devices to the router
> On your PC’s, set them all to the same workgroup, and if you want to share across them, be certain that printer and file sharing is enabled and configured as you need it

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