How to configure your windows vista network connections

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The procedure for configuring a network connection on Windows Vista is similar to the procedure for Windows Xp. There are just are five additional steps involved when configuring Windows Vista. It’s important for you to become familiar with the five tabs in the Properties dialog box for the network adapter.

General tab: Shows basic information about the NIC, such as the device type and status.
Advanced: allows you to set a variety of device specific parameters that effect the operation of the NIC.
Driver: Displays information about the device driver taht’s bound to the NIC and lets you update the driver to a newer version.
Resources: You can use manual settings to limit the system resources used by the card.
Power management: Allows you to set power -management options.
To close the network adapters Properties dialog box click OK, then you are going to select the change settings for this Connection option again, and this will allow you to continue this procedure.

Step 1

  1. Begin at Start
    Select control panel to open the control panel
    The control panel should appear

  2. Step 2

    Select view network status and tasks under the Network and internet heading
    You will notice that this opens the Network and Sharing Center which should display access and connection information.

  3. Step 3

    Select manage network connections
    The network connection folder should appear on your screen this should display the local area connection.

  4. Step 4

    Now you are going to right-click the connection that you want to configure and from the menus that appear you are going to choose properties
    What should appear on your screen now is the Properties dialog box for the network connection

  5. Step 5

    Click configure to configure the network connection
    From here on, the step for configuring the network connection are the same as those for Windows XP.

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