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Network

The following settings and tasks relate to networking functionality, performance, and security (see Figure 5-5). See also “Network Connections”, “My Network Places”, and Chapter 6.

Figure 5-5. Use the Network Connections window to set up your network



Network, add new connection

Control Panel Network Connections New Connection Wizard


Network, advanced adapter settings

Device Manager right-click adapter Properties Advanced tab


Network, Authentication

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties Authentication tab


Network, bindings

Control Panel Network Connections Advanced Advanced Settings Adapters and Bindings tab

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties General tab turn on or off listed protocols and services


Network, bridge two connections

Control Panel Network Connections select two connections Advanced Network Bridge


Network, computer description

Control Panel System Computer Name tab


Network, computer name

Control Panel System Computer Name tab Change


Network, connect to shared printer

Control Panel Printers and Faxes Add Printer Next A network printer or a printer attached to another computer


Network, connection status

Control Panel Network Connections double-click connection General tab


Network, disconnect mapped network drive

Explorer Tools Disconnect Network Drive


Network, DNS settings

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties General tab Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties Advanced DNS tab


Network, enable / disable

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Enable or Disable


Network, Firewall

See “Internet Connection Firewall”.


Network, include in Files or Folders search

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Automatically search for network folders and printers


Network, install a network protocol or service

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties General tab Install


Network, IP address and other connection information

Control Panel Network Connections double-click connection Support tab


Network, IP addresses

See “Windows IP Configuration” in Chapter 4.


Network, join a Windows NT domain

Control Panel System Computer Name tab Change


Network, map network drive

Explorer Tools Map Network Drive


Network, preliminary setup

Control Panel Network Connections Network Setup Wizard


Network, priorities

Control Panel Network Connections Advanced Advanced Settings Provider Order tab


Network, protocol, enable or disable for a connection

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties General tab check or uncheck entries in list


Network, security policies

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) Computer Configuration Windows Settings Security Settings Local Policies Security Options

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) Computer Configuration Administrative Templates Network

Group Policy (gpedit.msc) User Configuration Administrative Templates Network


Network, set IP address

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties General tab Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties Use the following IP address


Network, set multiple IP addresses

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties General tab Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties Advanced IP Settings tab


Network, share printer

Control Panel Printers and Faxes right-click printer Sharing Shared as


Network, show all shared folders

Shared Folders (fsmgmt.msc); see “Microsoft Management Console” in Chapter 4.


Network, show icon in Taskbar notification area when connected

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties General tab Show icon in notification area when connected


Network, SNMP components (install / uninstall)

Control Panel Network Connections Advanced Optional Networking Components Management and Monitoring Tools


Network, TCP/IP filtering

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties General tab Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties Advanced Options tab TCP/IP filtering Properties


Network, TCP/IP settings

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties General tab Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties


Network, TCP/IP statistics and status

See “Active Connections Utility” in Chapter 4.


Network, uninstall a protocols or service

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties General tab Uninstall


Network, WINS settings

Control Panel Network Connections right-click connection Properties General tab Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties Advanced WINS tab


Network, Wireless Connections

Control Panel Network Connections Wireless Network Connection


Network, Wireless Network Setup Wizard

Control Panel Wireless Network Setup Wizard


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