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 Step 2: Preparations
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Creating an Actiontec wireless MI424WR network in Windows XP

Before you begin setting up your wireless network, be sure that you have completed each item on the checklist below.

    Figure depicting a checkboxReview the wireless networking system requirements

    Figure depicting a checkboxReview the factors to consider before installing your wireless network.

    Figure depicting a checkboxVerify you have the required network adapters and accessories:

    • Wireless USB adapter for each desktop computer you are connecting to your network.
      • Depending on when you purchased your home networking hardware, you may receive Westell or D-Link wireless USB adapters
        • Note: The Westell wireless USB adapters are not compatible with WPA encryption. If you want to use WPA encryption with a wireless USB adapter, you must upgrade to the ZyXEL G-220 wireless adapter.

    • Wireless notebook adapter or a wireless USB adapter for each notebook computer you are connecting to your network.
      • Depending on when you purchased your home networking hardware, you may received a Westell or D-Link wireless USB adapters, or Westell or D-Link wireless notebook adapters.
        • Note: The Westell wireless USB adapters are not compatible with WPA encryption. If you want to use WPA encryption with a wireless USB adapter, you must upgrade to the ZyXEL G-220 wireless adapter.

      • Many newer computers are sold with wireless network adapters installed. You can use Device Manager to confirm whether you have a wireless network adapter installed in your computer.

    • Ethernet cable.


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