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How do I setup a router in Windows XP Pro?

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So this is my plan.
I threw a computer together to use as a server.
Socket 478

My laptops run Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit.

I have a NETGEAR router that I want to setup using WIndows XP and have all my computers (they run win7 ultimate) connect to it.

However, I can't figure out how to setup the router so that my Windows 7 laptops (wireless) recognize the router signal as "Bryans Network"

I keep setting up a newwork but when I go connect to the router with my win7 laptops it asks me if I want to setup a network. Also the default name, "NETGEAR" doesnt change in the list of available wireless networks.


If you have any questions, ask them and I will answer.

Im really stuck and dont know what to do. your help would be awesome

EDIT:
My server does not have a wireless connection to the router
Edited by Darqside - 5/24/11 at 2:05am
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im an idiot. totally forgot about going to the router browser setup.

for you other morons like me , look on your router and go to the address and set it up through there.

In my case I have a NETGEAR router and i have to go to routerlogin.net and the default username and password are "admin" & "password".

I am gonna go jump off a bridge now.
Edited by Darqside - 5/24/11 at 2:40am
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