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    XP Home vs. Pro -- Wireless Support (laptop sp-1, box is not)

    All,

    I am considering buying into this wireless deal once the 11g standards are finalized in June. I have one desktop and one laptop, each in different rooms -- both use XP Home.

    Some have told me that I specifically need Pro in order for the wireless to work. The laptop would be the only one to have wireless support -- the box will be wired to the router.

    So what is the word on Home vs. Pro?

    Thanks!
    john

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    Re: XP Home vs. Pro -- Wireless Support (laptop sp-1, box is not)

    Microsoft asks Which Edition Is Right for You?

    Paul Thurrott compares Windows XP Home Edition vs. Professional Edition: What's the difference?

    Hope your answer is somewhere in there! But I don't think the availability of the new standard will necessarily be followed instantly by the availability of hardware, and software support for it!
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

    Ita, esto, quidcumque...

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    Re: XP Home vs. Pro -- Wireless Support (laptop sp-1, box is not)

    Here is a good article. Notice the first few paragraphs deal with Wireless Netwoks and why Xp Pro is better then Xp Home. Pro verses Home

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    Re: XP Home vs. Pro -- Wireless Support (laptop sp-1, box is not)

    It is well worth the money John. And if you have any money left you can send it to "Cowboys Charity for Harleys" <img src=/S/devil.gif border=0 alt=devil width=15 height=15>

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    Re: XP Home vs. Pro -- Wireless Support (laptop sp-1, box is not)

    Edited by WyllyWylly to add URL code. See the Quick Guide.[/i] <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    thanks everyone -- after poking around everywhere, I found this page at MS -- http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/eva...views/8021x.asp

    it does appear that XP pro is the one that supports wireless...

    sigh

    oh well - it is just money, right?


    thanks again!!
    john

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