Tips to manage multiple network connections in Windows® 7
What are multiple network connections? Find out how to manage it in Windows 7.
Multiple network connections on an operating system indicate that the user can handle more than one network connection at a time. Thus, the user can connect to the Internet and Local Area Connection at the same time. Windows XP and Windows Vista Operating Systems are equipped with this functionality. The new Windows 7 Operating System also possesses the option for multiple network connections. The various network connections that the user can enable on the system are Local Area Connection, Wireless Network Connection, Bluetooth Network Connections, Broadband Connections etc. The user can manage the various network profiles on the Windows 7 Operating Systems through a process of management. Also, third party software are also available to provide the management of the multiple network connections. The general procedure for setting up a network upon the Operating System should be followed while doing the management of multiple networks.
Discussed below are some ways to manage multiple network connections in the Windows 7 system:
- Tips to manage the connections manually
- Tips to manage using third party softwares
- Points to keep in mind
Tips to manage the connections manually
For managing the multiple networks over the Windows 7 Operating System, the user should know the steps for setting up the general network connections. As a first step, connect the system to the Internet. Follow the steps depending upon the connection type. Setting up the router, enabling the connection by providing the password, etc are the general process to be followed. Now connect the system to the LAN. Now, the system will display a window that displays the multiple connections on the systems. The settings of the networks can be changed from the network and sharing center.
Tips to manage using third party software
The user can manage multiple network connections upon the Windows 7 Operating System using a third party software tool. The tool is known as the NetSetMan software. The user can use the tool for working upon the Windows 7 Operating System and can manage up to 6 different network connections. The whole management can be done in a single window. The user can change the network profile by right clicking on the system tray icon. Then a list of the available network profiles can be displayed and the user can select the desired one from the list. The settings option is same as in the case of individual networks.
While Windows 7 Operating System displays the network profiles on the system, the unidentified network would be Local Area Connection. Also, the connections can automatically be established when the user opens the system. The user can view the multiple network connections on the system by right clicking on the network icon. Then select the 'Open network and sharing center'. There, the user can view the network connections and can enable or disable them. Be careful while using the multiple networks.
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