Details of different Internet settings for Windows® 7
What are the different Internet settings for Windows 7? Why are they important?
The Internet is a global network that connects millions of computers together. It is an interconnection of computer networks that utilizes standard Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP) to serve users of worldwide. Internet is considered to be a network of networks that includes many private, public, business, academic and government networks, of a local to global scope. All of these are linked by a broad array of electronic and optical networking technologies. The Internet also carries a vast array of information resources and services, for example inter-linked hypertext documents of the World Wide Web (WWW) and the infrastructure to support electronic mail (e-mail). It is also possible to gain Internet access through a commercial Internet Service Provider (ISP). For accessing Internet in your Windows 7 system, you need to have configured Internet setting on your system.
Here are the different Internet settings for Windows 7:
- IPv4 settings
- IPv6 settings
The full form of TCP/IP is Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. For accessing the Internet, TCP/IP is considered to be the basic language for communication. In a private network, TCP/IP can also be used as a protocol for communications, that is, it can be either used as Intranet or an Extranet. While setting up direct access to the Internet, your computer may get a copy of TCP/IP program like every other computer.
Through IPv4 Settings tab, you may be able to configure the method through which you may be able to connect to the Internet and enter an IP address. You may also be able to route, and get DNS information as required. You can get IPv4 Settings tab when you create and modify any wired, wireless, mobile broadband, VPN or DSL connection. IPv4 uses 32-bit addresses.
IPv6 is also called 'IPng' or 'IP Next Generation'. IPv6 is considered to be the next planned version of the IP address system. IPv6 uses 128-bit addresses, and this increases the number of possible addresses by an exponential amount. The new address space can supports 2128 (about 3.4×1038) addresses, and this expansion provides flexibility in order to allocate addresses and routing traffic, it eliminates the primary need for network address translation.
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