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2computers, 1 router, 1 network adapter can't get to work

I have one computer, custom made, WindowsXP connected to my broadband modem.
One Asus laptop with Windows 10 that wirelessly connects to my broadband.
I inherited a Dell XPS 210 Windows XP not connected to anything.
I have a Dell Truemobile Wireless Router (2300) and a Dell Truemobile 1180 Wireless USB adapter . I would like to get the Dell XPS to work like my laptop and just connect wirelessly to the internet. The desired result is to have all 3 computers operating independently from one another. Is this even possible? And if it is, is there a guide as to how I do this step by step? Is there other hardware I should be getting?

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wireless on XP
"I inherited a Dell XPS 210 Windows XP not connected to anything.
I would like to get the Dell XPS to work like my laptop and just connect wirelessly to the internet. "


If you don't have a USB wireless dongle that has drivers for XP system, then you will need to buy one. Otherwise you are better off using Ethernet with it.

This works with almost everything including Linux.
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My last XP machine did same

It's very repeatable too. Install XP, all the drivers and no connection (well, it does try) to my WPA2 protected router.

XP doesn't do WPA2 so as a test I tried WEP and none which worked. However I wanted WPA2 (prior versions are cracked in 20 seconds!)

So I connected with Ethernet so XP could get all the updates to SP3. Finally I had to find a current driver for the WiFi card that supported WPA2. FINALLY it's working.

So no, XP does not do WPA2.

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