How can I make my old Windows XP (SP3) connect to the Wi-Fi at home?

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It connects to any other network except for the broadband called Sky in my home, it is a well known problem which can sometimes be fixed. It knows the Wi-Fi is there on the preferred networks it just doesn't register it.

I have tried everything from resetting the modem to typing in the WPA key several times

It connects to any other network except for the broadband called Sky in my home, it is a well known problem which can sometimes be fixed. It knows the Wi-Fi is there on the preferred networks it just doesn't register it.

I have tried everything from resetting the modem to typing in the WPA key several times one time I even tried to turn my tablet into a modem via USB debugging to see if it would connect but I was only slightly successful.

Any other methods would be much appreciated. I can add more information if needed.

Other answer:

Kevin:
I would expect the Wi-Fi router to use WPA2 authentication and AES encryption.  Unfortunately, you have given no information about the wireless adapter used by the XP machine, or the modem/router at your home.  Please update your question with these details (don't use the Comments feature).
Adrian:
Some older adapters (XP era) know WPA but not WPA2, and think it is the same thing. It is not. Possible driver update may fix it, but I have seen old machines that will just not connect to WPA2, thinking they can (WPA2 shows up as WPA to old adapters, which fail to connect)
john:
I once got an xp machine to login to wifi by setting the wifi security on my router to the minimum. the xp machine could not login to anything more secure.
BigE:
I believe with SKy you can get on and change it to wpa/wpa2 mixed mode. Security is slightly less, not much,
Steve S:
read the instructions for connecting xp onto a wireless network it will work.

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