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Connecting is easy.
Plug the Ethernet in and you're "connected." But it appears you are asking to connect to or create a network share and you would never use that network wizard to do that.
As all that is on the web, I'll wait for more clarification of what you want to do.
Wireless connection to home network
Sorry I wasn't as clear as I thought. I want to connect wireless to my home network. I'm fairly familiar with home network sharing as I set up my own network. What bothers me is that I don't want to create a "new" network or make my sister's old laptop the main computer on my already existing network. When I try to start file sharing, it prompts me to start the home network setup and some of the choices during the setup seem to gravitate toward a "new" network rather than my existing network. The term "new network" kind of throws me off a bit.
Notice we won't be using the wizards you are using? That is, connection to your WiFi hotspot would not require any change to the WorkGroup name.
WiFi setup is one thing, Windows shares and workgroups is something else.
Link is not exactly right for your network.
It's an example that works for most Windows XP SP3 systems. I can't guess which security system you use so the later screens will never match yours.
Already connected to my wireless network
The old laptop is already up and running on MY wireless network, I just need to enable file and printer sharing so I can print to my network printer from the old laptop.
So do you need a tutorial on that?
Also, a recent discussion had us going over accounts and such. It seems that this is a deep subject best carved into digestible bites.
enable sharing on the old laptop
You set the limits there too. Anything wanting to connect to the share, if you have set it, may have to enter the laptop user's name and password.