The Microsoft Home Network Guide gives you an interactive wizard designed to guide the home user seeking assistance in designing their home network. By guiding you through a series of questions about your particular requirements, the guide can identify specific components for purchase based on your need. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ADBDA816-DB45-4AEB-962D-03AC1EE12D14&displaylang=en. You can also check out the Home Network Center, which contains a plethora of resources for people setting up peer-to-peer home networks: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/communities/wireless.mspx.
This was first published in August 2004