Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I create an access point wireless Ethernet network on a portable computer in Windows XP?A: An access point is a device that allows you to join a wireless network and access a wired network at the same time. You can create an access point wireless network if you purchased an RG1000 or equivalent access point.
Follow these steps to create an access point wireless Ethernet network.
- From the Start menu, click Control Panel.
- In Control Panel, in Category View, click Network and Internet Connections.
- In the Network and Internet Connections window, click or double-click Network Connections.
- In the Network Connections window, right-click Wireless Network Connection, and then click View Available Wireless Networks.
- In the Connect to Wireless Network dialog box, click Advanced.
- In the Wireless Network Connection Properties dialog box, click the Wireless Networks tab.
- On the Wireless Networks tab, click Add.
- In the Wireless Network Properties dialog box, in the Network name (SSID) box, type the name of the network. For an
access point network, using the name of the access point device followed by the SSID name found on the back of the access point is recommended. For example, use RG1000 1ff60a.
- Select the Data encryption (WEP enabled) check box.
- Click to clear the The key is provided for me automatically check box.
- In the Network key box, type the network key. This key must be the last five digits of the network name, for example, ff60a.
- In the Key format list, click ASCII characters.
- In the Key length list, click 40 bits (five characters).
- In the Key index (advanced) list, click the up or down arrow button to select 0.
- Verify that the Network Authentication (Shared mode) check box is cleared.
- Verify that the This is a computer-to-computer (ad hoc) network check box is cleared.
- Click OK.
- Click the General tab.
- On the General tab, in the This connection uses the following items list, click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). If you do not see Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), drag the scroll bar to see more options.
- Click Properties.
- In the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties dialog box, click the General tab.
- On the General tab, if you are using a DHCP server, click Obtain an IP address automatically.
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If you are not using a DHCP server, click Use the following IP address. In the IP address box, type the IP address, and then in the Subnet mask box, type the Subnet mask.
Note: If you are required to type an IP address and Subnet mask, ask your network system administrator for the correct
- To close the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties dialog box, click OK.
- To close the Wireless Network Connection Properties dialog box, click OK.