Windows® 7 LAN set-up
Learn the common problems that can occur while setting up or configuring LAN in Windows 7
A local area network, (LAN) is a group of computers and connected devices which share a common communication line or wireless link within a small geographic area and share the resources of a single processor or server. Usually the server has applications and data storage which are shared in common by numerous LAN computer users. The local area network usually serves two or three users in a home network or thousands of users in a network. 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 user could share files with others. The Local Area Network must have the capacity to carry a large amount of data.
The following points discuss the need of setting up local area network on Windows 7 and the common problems that may arise while setting up or configuring LAN.
- Need of setting LAN
- Faulty physical hardware
- Defective path leads
Need of setting LAN
With the help of LAN you could easily share the peripheral devices like printers and thereby it eliminates the need of buying a printer. The workstation does not require the need of their own hard disk or CD ROM drivers. The users could save their work centrally on the network file server and thus they could regain their work from any workstation on the network. Through the LAN the users could communicate with each other and transfer the data between the workstations.
Faulty physical hardware
The switch ports which connect your system could be sometimes physically damaged and it would cause certain connection problems. So you would have to connect your system to different switch port so as to ensure that a switch port is not causing any slow LAN performance. Then you must have to ensure that the new switch port is on the same VLAN and it does not have any MAC address level security applied to it.
If you are experiencing any delay between two computers in a network then it might be due to the faulty path leads. To resolve this issue you would have to replace your path leads between the computer and switch. Then if the switch is connected to structured cabling then you would have to replace the patch between the patch panel and the switch.
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