Step 3: Setting up your home network in Windows in Windows XP
Although you can set up a home network in Windows 98 SE, Me and 2000, you will find it significantly easier if the computer connected to the router is running Windows XP. Windows XP was designed with features and installation wizards specifically for home networking.
Note: The instructions for installing a home network in the earlier versions of Windows will be released in the future. Until these instructions are released, you can find information on the Microsoft Web site.