Quick answer: I will not configure the Windows hell-house. Period.
My wife’s Windows XP laptop apparently does not understand Airport Extreme’s WPA security or something. It shows outside like an open network while it needs a password and I’m pretty sure of it. I spent almost an hour for this shit. I’m done with Windows, purchase hopefully forever. That collection of carbage supposedly used by over 90% of average end-users has worse config screens (that are all needed, shop by the way) than your typical open source hack for system admins. You know those inexplainable options with never-heard-before acronyms and impossible-to-guess ten-click paths to the screen you are looking for. Your standard method for getting anything to work in Windows is not plug-and-play but trial-and-error. Trial and error! Repeated until you start to think there must be something wrong with you while in fact it’s always the so-called operating system and its failed design.
This is what you get when engineers are designing things for engineers. Like Nokia phones these days. Inhuman. Disgusting.
So it’s the free ether again. And let’s hope the leechers won’t force me to try any Windows config attempts ever again.