Today, Wi-Fi network is the most popular among PC users.
Such networks have a huge number of advantages, but how to make a Wi-Fi hotspot on Windows XP to have unlimited network access?
Wi-Fi is one of the most popular waysAccess to the network. Wi-Fi has many different advantages, but most importantly - the user does not need to deal with the wires. Distinctive advantage is also the fact that simultaneously to one network it is possible to connect several devices at once. To do this, you must create an access point.
First of all, you need to make sure that the device,On which the access point will be created, has a built-in Wi-Fi adapter. Today, such adapters are available in all modern laptops, but not all tablets or phones. Depending on this, it is necessary to ensure beforehand the possibility of connecting devices to the Wi-Fi network. Wi-Fi access point can be done without having a router, but it is necessary to have a device with a Wi-Fi-adapter.
Start creating a Wi-Fi hotspot
The first step of creating a Wi-Fi hotspotIs the following - you need to go to the "Network connections" folder ("Network connections" are located in the "Control Panel") and then double-click the "Wireless Network Connection" icon. Then you can turn on Wi-Fi on your computer. After that, you need to bring up the context menu by right-clicking on the icon "Wireless Network Connection". On the shortcut menu, select Properties and in the window that appears, click the Wireless Networks tab. On this tab you need to find the field "Use Windows to configure networks" and tick the box, then click "Add".
The next step is to enter data into theCorresponding fields. The first thing to do is record the network name, authentication should be public, and where data encryption is specified, you must specify that it is implemented using WEP. The network key (must be from 5 to 13 characters) is also entered independently. The index of the key is necessarily equal to 1. Then it is necessary to find the field "Connect, if not broadcasting" and tick. In the field "the key is provided automatically" the check mark is removed.
As a result, there is an open window "WirelessNetwork connections "and the" Properties "tab. You need to find the "General" tab, where there is an item "Internet Protocol (TCP / IP)". At this point you need to go into the properties and find the "Use the following IP address" field. Near this point, it is necessary to put a daw. After it is delivered, you need to write:
• The IP address is 192.168.0.1-
• Subnet mask - 255.255.255.0-
• The preferred DNS server is 192.168.0.1.
After all is done and in case the entered data is correct, the Wi-Fi access point on Windows XP can be used.