WiFi Roaming with XP Home Edition

satellite A135
August 26, 2008 at 14:27:52
Specs: XP, intel/1024
Is WiFi roaming possible with XP Home on a laptop? How would you search for an open WiFi connection.? I see no provisions on the start menu to activate a search. Must I purchase XP Pro for this? Thanks to all in advance

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#1
August 26, 2008 at 14:39:00
I think you misunderstand what roaming is. Roaming is dependant on the host, not the client which is you.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roaming

You can connect to a foreign wi-fi network with either XP Pro or Home. Run the Wireless Setup Wizard. This will allow you to search for any available networks.

Stuart


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#2
August 26, 2008 at 21:27:55
Aw Stuart. I use the Ameican Heritage Dictionary:

Roaming= To move or travel without purpose or plan; To wander over or through; To wander the streets.

Ergo; to move from one wifi site to another, as one roams about a city.


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#3
August 27, 2008 at 01:39:24
Well then don't use The Ameican Heritage Dictionary when it comes to computer and networking terminology. Bookmark the following link for future reference.

http://www.webopedia.com/

BTW Webopedia defined Roaming as follows:

In wireless networking, roaming refers to the ability to move from one AP coverage area to another without interruption in service or loss in connectivity.

i_Xp/VistaUser


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#4
August 27, 2008 at 04:54:35
All your laptop needs is a Wireless Adaptor, or one that is built-in the laptop.

I got an Adaptor. Then my XP Home Ed. picked up on it, then XP installed its own Drivers.
If any Wireless Networks are available, XP will inform you.


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#5
August 27, 2008 at 09:56:46
Thanks XPUSER. It's in my Fav files. Had no Idea it existed.

I had just completed dumping Vista on my A135-S4467 Satellite and loading XP and sata drivers. Had a hang up setting the wireless up, and resolved the problem shortly after posting the query on my desktop.

Happy to say the XP is running Fast, is familiar, and all functions are right on!

I'm not a newby ... Just an old old man. like 80 years!


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