Step 3: Configuring Windows for your wired home network with a VersaLink 7500 gateway
The instructions and illustrations below use Windows XP. Although you can set up a network in Windows 98 SE, Me and 2000, you will find it significantly easier if the computer connected to the router or gateway is running Windows XP. Windows XP was designed with features and installation wizards specifically for networking.
To configure your NIC connection in Windows XP: