The Windows XP Network Setup Wizard, as shown in the figure, configures the computer settings for setting up a home network and sharing resources. The wizard sets up the following items:
- A connection to the Internet for the computer through a direct dial-up or broadband connection or through another computer on the home network
- Internet Connection Sharing on a Windows XP-based computer for sharing a connection to the Internet with other computers on the home network
- Computer name, computer description, and workgroup name
- File and printer sharing
To access the Network Setup Wizard, use the following path:
Start > Control Panel > Network Setup Wizard
The Network Setup Wizard is portable. You can create a Network Setup Wizard disk to automatically configure other Windows XP computers to have the same settings.