How to set up wireless connection in Windows® 2000 PC
What are the guidelines to set up wireless connection in a Windows 2000 computer?
A network is the connection of more than one system. This can be wired or wireless network. Wireless network connections uses network cards to connect different systems instead of cables which are used in the wired network. The set up of network connection is quite easy task today. Most of the systems come with all the basic requirements for this network set up. The system just needs a wireless adaptor. Nearly all broadband service providers fix in a free wireless router with installation. Wi-Fi and the gigabit Ethernet offers this wireless network connectivity in the laptops. While the set up of wireless network is easy, this often have performance issues. The system might show very weak signal strength.
Given below the tips to setting up of wireless connection in a Windows 2000 computer and things to be kept in mind:
- Setting up of wireless connection
- Install Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
- Other requirements
Setting up of wireless connection
In order to set Wireless Network Connection in Windows 2000 you need to select 'Settings' option from 'Start' menu. Then you need to select 'Control Panel'. By double clicking 'and Dial-up Connections' you need to right-click on 'Local Area Connection' for the wireless card and select
'Properties'. From the given window uncheck 'File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks' option and check Show icon in taskbar when connected option. After selecting the Configure option you need to select ‘Advanced’ tab and select on the 'SSID property'. Then enter value in the Value and finally press 'Ok' button.
Install Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 (SP2)
You need to install Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 before setting up wireless connection in Windows 2000. Services packs for 2000 contain the updates and fixes. Service packs contain many details like updates, system administration tools, drivers etc. for easy downloading. Service packs are cumulative. Every new service pack contains all the fixes that are included in previous service packs together with the new fixes. You do not need to install a previous service pack before you install the latest service pack.
You need to install Windows 2000 Service Pack 2 before setting up wireless connection in Windows 2000. Also, you need to have an update for Windows 2000 IAS and update for Active Directory that allows computer accounts to have dial-in properties.
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