Setting LAN Connection in Windows® 7
Are you interest in setting up LAN connection in Windows 7 operating system?
Windows 7 is the latest version of Windows operating systems that is fast to help you do your work effectively. As it is very responsive, you can quickly start your PC and resume your work. To provide flexibility to work, this operating system functions with many applications and devices. Within seconds Windows 7 can search files, folders and applications. Windows 7 comprises of similar type of documents into libraries even if the files are saved in separate folder, which in turn will help you to find them quickly. A local area network, (LAN) is a group of computers and connected devices which share a common communications line or wireless link within a small geographic area and share the resources of a single server. A suite of application programs are kept on the LAN server and the users who require the application can download it. Through the LAN server, the users can share files with others.
The following are the requirements and the tips to set-up LAN connection in Windows 7:
- Need of setting up LAN
- Requirements for setting up LAN
- Tips to set-up LAN
Need of setting up LAN
With the help of LAN, you can easily share the peripheral devices, like printers, scanners, etc. Thereby, it eliminates the need of buying an extra printer. The workstation does not require the need of its own hard disk or CD ROM drivers. The users can save their work centrally on the network file server and thus they can regain their work from any workstation on the network. Through the LAN, the users can communicate with each other and transfer the data between the workstations.
Requirements for setting up LAN
In order to set-up the LAN in Windows 7, you will need to have certain requirements. Your computer must have the Ethernet cards on PCI or ISI port. In the case of wired networks, you may require the cables. There must be also a central HUB which controls various computers in a network.
You can easily set the LAN setting for Windows 7 and for that you will have to follow certain steps. First, you need to click on the 'Start' button, then in the 'Search programs and files' text box you need type 'secpol.msc'. Then, double click on the 'Found' icon followed by click on 'Local policies'. Then, from the list of policies, find the policy 'Network security: LAN manager' and double click on it. After that, from the drop-down menu, choose the option 'Send LM &NTLM – use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated' and click on 'Ok'.
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