Wireless Network Configuration Utility for Windows® Me
Tips to configure a wireless network using the wireless network configuration utility on Windows® Me.
Windows® Millennium Edition was launched as a business-oriented operating system. It has a higher graphics and network support when compared to the Windows® operating systems of that era. Windows® Me was released with a newly designed wireless network configuration utility, Home Networking Wizard to help the users to set up their home networks without any hassle. Windows® Millennium Edition supports wireless networks. So, you can add a computer to a wireless network. You can transfer data and access computers at a high speed without the use of wires. To set up a wireless network on Windows® Millennium Edition, you need a wireless network card and a wireless router or an access point.
The tips to set up a wireless network on Windows® Me are:
- Install a wireless network card
- Configure the network settings
- Share files and system resources
Install a wireless network card
You need to connect a wireless network adapter to each computer with Windows® Me on your network. When you turn on the computers, the plug and play service on Windows® Me will detect the driver and you will be prompted to install the driver for the network adapters. Make sure that you install Windows® Me-compatible driver.
Configure the network settings
Once the wireless network card is installed, you need to open ‘Network Properties’ from ‘Control Panel’. You can add the protocol for the network, which is TCP/IP. You need to click ‘TCP/IP’ and then click ‘Properties’, select the ‘Obtain the IP address from DHCP’ option. Ensure that the DNS configuration is disabled and the ‘Gateway’ tab is left empty. You can type in an identity for your network and the computer in the ‘Identification’ tab. Once you click the ‘OK’ button, your computer will be restarted. A wireless network icon will be displayed in the System Tray. You can double-click the icon to check the network strength.
You can share files, folders, or an entire drive on the network. To share a file, folder, or an entire drive, you need to right-click on it and select ‘Sharing’. The shared file, folder, or drive can be viewed in the ‘Network Place’ window on every computer in the network. The users on other computers can access the files you’ve shared. You can also share your printer and Internet connection on the network.