If you find that you can not connect to a wireless base station (such as Apple's Airport) because of issues with the configuration software provided by your wireless adapter's manufacturer. You may wish to uninstall that software (but keep the drivers) and use XP's native support for wireless networking.
In order to do this you may need to turn on XP's wireless zero configuration.
Start -> Run
Type in services.msc
Click the OK button, which will bring up the following dialogue.
You may want to maximise the screen. Scroll down to Wireless Zero Configuration and select it.
You now have the option to Start the service.
You also need to change the Startup Type from Manual to Automatic
Action -> Properties
You can now use XP to manage your wireless connection.