How can I tell Windows XP to use my wireless network and not another one?

by on December 27, 2009

Q: I have a D-Llink router, which I reset with a new pass phrase by connecting to it via Ethernet. I did that because Windows XP kept favoring my neighbor’s open wireless connection over mine. I setup the pass phrase, seemed to continually choose my connection after that. Now all of a sudden, it chooses his every time.

I don’t use any software, I just choose the default “use windows to configure wireless networks.”

What the heck is going on? I’d rather use the connection I pay for than using an unsecured connection.


One Response to “How can I tell Windows XP to use my wireless network and not another one?”
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    Scroll down to the section titled “Connect your computers and devices”, it will tell you how to select the wireless network you want to use.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/setup/wireless.mspx