The wizzard on the first screen is for setting up a local network in ad-hoc mode. So others can connect to your pc without an w-lan access point.
You only have to use the wizzard on the second screen. Choose your network an double click or use the button "connect". It looks like your network isn't encrypted. That is nothing i would recommend. But you have to take care of the law in your country. Maybe it doesn't allow strong encryptions.
After you are connected with your w-lan do the following:
press [windows key] + [R] to enter run window.
type: "control netconnections" (without the quotes)
Or go to control panel and something like "network connections". I don't have any system running with XP engl. so i have to guess the most translations.
If you see a "MyNetwork" and a "Wireless Network Connection" maybe a "LAN connection" too. You are right.
"MyNetwork" might be your previous set up ad-hoc connection. You can delete it. The worst case is that you have to reinstall your w-lan card. But that shouldn't be a problem, or?
If you have enabled dhcp in your router settings you can do the following:
- 1.Select your "Wireless Network Connection" and choose "Properties" from the right click context menü.
- 2.You will see i list of installed protocolls and network drivers.
- 3.Choose "Internet Protocol 4 (TCP/IPv4)" or something like that including (TCP/IP 4).
- 4.Select "Properties again.
- 5.Choose "Automatically assign IP-Address" and "Automatically assign DNS-Server-Address".
- 6.Confirm with "OK".
- 7.Confirm with "OK".
- 8.Now it should work flawless.
Otherwise if you don't have enabled dhcp in your router settings. You can look at the bottom of your router. Most of the time you find there a small hint:
IP-Address: 192.168.0.1 [or 192.168.1.1 or 192.168.2.1 or 192.168.178.1]
In this case you have to do the above steps from 1. till 4.
- Choose "Use the following IP-Address" instead of the "Automatically...."
- Enter the router IP from the bottom of your router. But increase the last number!!! Otherwise you would get a network IP-Address conflict.
- Subnetmask is in most cases matches "255.255.255.0". Maybe you can find it on the bottom of your router too. Otherwise use the one calculeted by windows or post me more information. Don't ask why this all have to be, because i could write a book to explain all of that.
- "Standard Gateway" is the IP-Address of your router without any changes.
- "Favorite DNS-Server" is also the IP-Address of your router.
- Follow Step 6. from above again.
Hope this helps!