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Windows XP Networking - Microsoft Windows XP

Windows XP provides modern networking features for home and business LANs. Windows XP noticeably improves on the network technology of previous version of Microsoft Windows.
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Windows XP Networking - Find Your IP Address
Follow these steps to quickly find the Internet Protocol (IP) and Media Access Control (MAC) address of a Windows XP computer.

Windows XP Networking - Release/Renew IP Addresses
Follow these instructions to release and renew IP addresses on Windows XP. IP address release/renew is sometimes necessary when roaming on DHCP LANs.

Set Up Network Connections in Microsoft Windows XP
Follow these step by step instructions to set up network connections in Microsoft Windows XP. WinXP supports several different types of network connections including broadband, VPN and dialup.

Set up Internet Connections on Windows XP
A built-in wizard allows one to set up Internet connections in Windows XP. Both dial-up and broadband connections can be made through this interface.

How to Share a Printer with Windows XP
Even if your printer does not have built-in sharing or wireless capability, you can still enable it to be accessed from other devices on your local network. Follow these instructions to share printers connected to a Windows XP computer.

Create New VPN Connections in Windows XP Step by Step
Use these screenshots and instructions to set up new Virtual Private Network (VPN) connections from a Windows XP client to a VPN server.

How to Enable and Disable Network Connections in Windows XP
Windows XP allows you to enable and disable any installed network connections. Use this feature to help troubleshoot and repair certain Windows networking problems.

Find Installed Wireless Network Adapters in Windows XP Notebooks
Newer notebook computers ship with a WiFi wireless network adapter already installed inside. Verifying the existence of these built in adapters can be difficult. Follow these instructions to confirm or deny the existence of a notebook's wireless notebook adapter in Windows XP.

Automatic Wireless Internet / Network Connections in Windows XP
Windows XP allows you to establish wireless connections to network routers and access points automatically. This feature helps you to make wireless Internet / Wi-Fi network connections more easily with laptop computers and is highly recommended for those who roam between multiple locations.

WinSock Fix Techniques - Recover from Windows Network Corruption
Apply standard WinSock fix techniques to solve certain corruption problems in Windows networking. Winsock corruption can cause network connections to fail on XP and other versions of Windows.

Windows XP Service Pack 2 - SP2 Networking
Several new features and enhancements for networking are included in Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2). Use this guide to learn about the latest Windows XP networking features.

Disable the Windows XP Internet Connection Firewall
The Windows XP Internet Connection Firewall can interfere with Internet connection sharing through a home network router. Follow these instructions to disable the Windows firewall if needed.

Windows Firewall - Windows XP Service Pack 2
Windows Firewall is a free network firewall application for Windows XP, introduced in Windows XP Service Pack 2. Windows Firewall replaces the older Internet Connection Firewall and offers significant improvements over its predecessor.

How to Configure WPA Support in Windows XP
WPA is a security standard for wireless networks. Windows XP doesn't include full "plug-and-play" support for WPA, but Microsoft has made an operating system patch available.

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