Windows XP has a built-in Network Setup Wizard
that makes it easy to configure networking on computers running Windows 98
, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium Edition, and Windows XP
. The Wizard does not work on computers running Windows 95
, Windows NT
, or Windows 2000
. The Wizard can perform these tasks on a Windows XP computer:
- Set up the computer as an Internet Connection Sharing server, which shares its Internet connection with other networked computers.
- Set up the computer as an Internet Connection Sharing client, which accesses the Internet through another computer.
- Create a bridge between two or more network connections, combining them into a single logical connection.
- Create a floppy disk containing the Wizard files so that the Wizard can run on another computer.
See also “XP ICS – Starting the Network Setup Wizard” on PracticallyNetworked.com.