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Please place your comments and suggestions in the appropriate section
at the bottom and I will address them as I work through the piece. If
you feel up to it, you are most welcome to edit the piece directly
too, but please be careful not to cramp my style too much.

Thanks,
Tyson [2]

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* Installing Wireless Networking on Windows XPPX, P, X, SP, PP, WP, XE, XI, AP, DP, GP, HP, JP, KP, LP, MP, NP, RP, VP, XL, XS, OP, UP, XV, XX, EXP, X'S [3]
* Step 1: Secure your operating environment [4]

* Remove unnecessary software [5]
* Apply relevant software patches [6]
* Learn about firewalling [7]

* Step 2 [8]

* Well, it isn\'t rocket science ... [9]

* Comments/Suggestions [10]

INSTALLING WIRELESS NETWORKING ON WINDOWS XPPX, P, X, SP, PP, WP, XE, XI, AP, DP, GP, HP, JP, KP, LP, MP, NP, RP, VP, XL, XS, OP, UP, XV, XX, EXP, X'S

With built-in support for WLANLAN, ELAN, WAN, ALAN, KLAN, CLAN, FLAN, PLAN, WEAN out of the box, Windows XPPX, P, X, SP, PP, WP, XE, XI, AP, DP, GP, HP, JP, KP, LP, MP, NP, RP, VP, XL, XS, OP, UP, XV, XX, EXP, X'S is a good
candidate for the wireless newbies OS of choice. Some things should
not be ignored though - the risk of wireless intrusion, violation of
your ISP'sIS P's, IS-P's, Asp's, Iosep's, USPS, Sp's, Asps, Lisp's, Wisp's, Isa's, Imp's, Ism's, Sop's, Sips, Sap's, Spa's, Spy's, Zip's, Lisps, Wisps, Isis, Spas, Imps, Isms, Sops, Sups, Saps, Zips usage policy...

Hopefully this will guide you through setting up Windows XPPX, P, X, SP, PP, WP, XE, XI, AP, DP, GP, HP, JP, KP, LP, MP, NP, RP, VP, XL, XS, OP, UP, XV, XX, EXP, X'S with
wireless in a robust and secure manner.

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STEP 1: SECURE YOUR OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

Since your computer will become visible to any Wireless sniffing
computer within range, the first thing you will need to do is limit
oppotunitiesopportunities, opportunity's, opportunists, opportunist's, opportunity, opportunist, appointees, appointee's of unwanted interference.

REMOVE UNNECESSARY SOFTWARE

I find it suprisingsup rising, sup-rising, surprising, uprising, sunrising, surprisings, supervising, suppressing, upraising, prising, sprucing, supposing, apprising, reprising how much software is available to the average
punter to make their computing life a little bit more rosey.
Unfortunately, there is a lot of useless software around as well. Do a
clean up and remove all of those "limited trials", "freeware",
"shareware" and other stuff you don't use. Not only will you limit the
amount of potential security holes into your system, but you'll
benefit from improved performance as well!

* Start->Settings->Control Panel
* Add/Remove Programs
* Remove any unwanted items - be ruthless!

APPLY RELEVANT SOFTWARE PATCHES

Apply all of the latest security fixes from Windows Update [11]. XPPX, P, X, SP, PP, WP, XE, XI, AP, DP, GP, HP, JP, KP, LP, MP, NP, RP, VP, XL, XS, OP, UP, XV, XX, EXP, X'S
has a nice feature to do this automatically for you, you may wish to
use this. A word of caution though - faulty patches have made it onto
the update site before, they can always make it there again.

LEARN ABOUT FIREWALLING

It may sound rather daunting, but in the end you will thank yourself.
XPPX, P, X, SP, PP, WP, XE, XI, AP, DP, GP, HP, JP, KP, LP, MP, NP, RP, VP, XL, XS, OP, UP, XV, XX, EXP, X'S has some basic built-in firewalling...

STEP 2

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WELL, IT ISN\'T ROCKET SCIENCE ...

Okay, some real-world experience. Windows XPPX, P, X, SP, PP, WP, XE, XI, AP, DP, GP, HP, JP, KP, LP, MP, NP, RP, VP, XL, XS, OP, UP, XV, XX, EXP, X'S appears to be geared
towards nativelynaively, native, negatively, natives, Nativity, nativity, nattily, navel, punitively supporting wireless applications. I installed a WL210
card and a USB-driven NetgearNet gear, Net-gear, Netter, Nectar, Neater, Neuter, Integer, Netters, Netta, Niger, Niter, Edgar, Edger, Natka, Nagger, Natter, Negate, Nigger, Nutter, Rutger, Hedger, Ledger, Netted, Nerte, Knitwear, Tiger, Neg, Net, Netta's MR 102 AP see wireless.bur.st [12] and
both were picked up and installed automagicallyauto magically, auto-magically, automatically, atomically, idiomatically, ideologically without having to
press a key. This probably explains the bloated size of the XPPX, P, X, SP, PP, WP, XE, XI, AP, DP, GP, HP, JP, KP, LP, MP, NP, RP, VP, XL, XS, OP, UP, XV, XX, EXP, X'S OS
install (about 700Mb+) if all the drivers are already present for any
hardware combination you might try. The WL210 card scanned for any
available wireless LANsLanes, Lawns, Leans, Loans, Lana, Lands, Kans, Labs, Land, Lams, LAN, Ans, Lens, Clans, Flans, Glans, Plans, LPNs, La's, Lane, Lani, Laos, Lars, Lass, Laws, Lays, Dans, Hans, Lang, Bans, Cans, Fans, Lacs, Lads, Lags, Lank, Laps, Lats, Lavs, Mans, Nans, Pans, Sans, Tans, Vans, Lean's floating around the ether (in this case, just
my AP) and connected. The OS also was automagicallyauto magically, auto-magically, automatically, atomically, idiomatically, ideologically able to bridge the
WL210 with a NetgearNet gear, Net-gear, Netter, Nectar, Neater, Neuter, Integer, Netters, Netta, Niger, Niter, Edgar, Edger, Natka, Nagger, Natter, Negate, Nigger, Nutter, Rutger, Hedger, Ledger, Netted, Nerte, Knitwear, Tiger, Neg, Net, Netta's NIC. One catch was that I still needed to install
the AP'sApe's, Pa's, Apr's, Alp's, Amp's, Asp's, Sp's, A's, P's, Apes, Apps, Gap's, Nap's, Bap's, Cap's, Hap's, Lap's, Map's, Pap's, Sap's, Tap's, Ar's, Au's, Ab's, Ac's, Ad's, Ag's, Al's, Am's, At's, Av's, Ax's, Apse, Pas, Alps, Amps, Asps, AP, As, PS, Paps, UPS, Ops, Ups, Baps management software to tweak the firmware settings. I can
take pictures, but as I said, wireless under XPPX, P, X, SP, PP, WP, XE, XI, AP, DP, GP, HP, JP, KP, LP, MP, NP, RP, VP, XL, XS, OP, UP, XV, XX, EXP, X'S is far from rocket
science. Just plug it in and fire it up. I have the win32 port of
Apache running on the XPPX, P, X, SP, PP, WP, XE, XI, AP, DP, GP, HP, JP, KP, LP, MP, NP, RP, VP, XL, XS, OP, UP, XV, XX, EXP, X'S box, but haven't had time to see how it
performs.

- Barry Park

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COMMENTS/SUGGESTIONS

* Needs to be more XPPX, P, X, SP, PP, WP, XE, XI, AP, DP, GP, HP, JP, KP, LP, MP, NP, RP, VP, XL, XS, OP, UP, XV, XX, EXP, X'S specific
* Pictures would be good
* On the firewall side, I'd recommend you ditch the XPPX, P, X, SP, PP, WP, XE, XI, AP, DP, GP, HP, JP, KP, LP, MP, NP, RP, VP, XL, XS, OP, UP, XV, XX, EXP, X'S version and
opt for either the free ZoneAlarmZone Alarm, Zone-Alarm, Zonal, Zonally, Salaam, Cinerama, Singular, Slam, Zionism, Singulars, Salem, Salami, Saleem, Sunlamp, Sunbeam, Salim, Selim, Snell, Snarl, Sanely [13] or hunt around for an older
version of SygateSkate, Zygote, Sgt, Agate, State, Gate, Sate, Skater, Scat, Slate, Spate, Squat, Stage, Senate, Legate, Ligate, Negate, Sedate, Sage, Sagged, Saute, Scatter, Sated, GTE, SAT, Sat, Ste, Stake, Skated, Skates, Skeet, Cate, GATT, Kate, Sade, Sega, Cygnet, Gite, Saga, Sake, Seat, Signet, Site, Skate's Personal Firewall (Sygate commercialised it late
last year but there's still plenty of the free versions around, googlego ogle, go-ogle, goggle, googly, Gogol, giggle, gaggle, gargle, gurgle, joggle, googlies, Gogol's
is your friend). Zone Alarm is good for the relative newcomer to
firewalls, SygateSkate, Zygote, Sgt, Agate, State, Gate, Sate, Skater, Scat, Slate, Spate, Squat, Stage, Senate, Legate, Ligate, Negate, Sedate, Sage, Sagged, Saute, Scatter, Sated, GTE, SAT, Sat, Ste, Stake, Skated, Skates, Skeet, Cate, GATT, Kate, Sade, Sega, Cygnet, Gite, Saga, Sake, Seat, Signet, Site, Skate's is for the control freaks. Both have good logging
capabilities. I have not tried another freebie, Tiny Personal Firewall
[14]

* I'd like to keep it do-able "out of the box"
* I'd rather not incite any religousreligious, religions, relics, relic's, relights, religiously, rigours, religion, religion's, irreligious, realigns, relies, rigors, rejigs, Reiko's, Selig's, Zelig's, relict's, rigour's, Regor's, rigor's wars - "ZoneAlarm" vs. "Sygate
Personal Firewall" vs. "Other random firewall"



Links:
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[1] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?Home
[2] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/?TysonClugg
[3]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/#installing_wireless_networking_on_windows_xp
[4]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/#step_1__secure_your_operating_environment
[5] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/#remove_unnecessary_software
[6] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/#apply_relevant_software_patches
[7] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/#learn_about_firewalling
[8] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/#step_2
[9]
http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/#wellit_isn_t_rocket_science__
[10] http://melbourne.wireless.org.au/#comments_suggestions
[11] http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
[12] http://wireless.bur.st/
[13] http://www.zonelabs.com
[14] http://www.tinysoftware.com

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