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Application Note Using Microsoft Vista and Windows XP to Manage Wireless Network Connections Summary This document explains how to use Microsoft Vista and Windows XP (SP2 and SP 1) to join a wireless network and set up wireless security for your NETGEAR wireless adapter. It also explains how to turn on and off wireless network management for Windows XP. Wireless Networks Wireless networks may be unsecured (open), secure, or hidden. Wi-Fi hotspots typically use unsecured networks to allow easy access. For most other wireless networks, wireless security is recommended to protect networks from unauthorized access. Unsecure (Open) networks: No wireless security is used. Secure networks: Wireless security such as WEP, WPA, or WPA2-PSK is used to protect this network. To join a secure network, a wireless device must be configured with exactly the same security settings as the network. Hidden Networks: Hidden networks do not broadcast their network name (also called the SSID or ESSID). To join a hidden network, you must know the network name. If you do not want to join a secure network or a hidden network, select a different network, or try a location with an open network The NETGEAR Smart Wizard and Microsoft Vista When you install a NETGEAR product that is Vista-compatible, you can choose to use the NETGEAR Smart Wizard or Microsoft Vista to manage your wireless connections. Choose the option that you want to use
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