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9. Networking > 9.1. Wireless Networking

Wireless Networking

One of the most user-friendly things about Windows XP is that it includes built-in support for WiFi , the wireless networking system that has freed computer users from the chains of cables and phone lines. As WiFi’s popularity has grown, it’s now possible to surf the Internet from many hotel lobbies, check your email at the airport, and conduct Web research from the comfort of your own bathroom.

The hints in this section focus on maximizing your wireless experience and keeping your PC safe in a wireless world.

Zero Configuration WiFi Services

Windows XP makes it easy for you to find available WiFi networks by automatically running what it calls Zero Configuration WiFi Services (which French network administrators have been rumored to refer to as Zecows). Zero Configuration lets you automatically find WiFi networks without having to muddle through a time-consuming series of configuration steps.


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