Windows® 7 TCP/IP
TCP/IP, that is the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol, is used for communication in a private network. Your PC often provides you a copy of the TCP/IP program when you set-up direct access to the Internet. The TCP/IP protocol has been broken into different layers namely network access layer, Internet layer, transport layer and application layer. The different layers in TCP/IP are responsible for carrying out different functions. The TCP/IP protocol converts the messages or files into smaller packets of data and these packets are then transmitted over the Internet and then received by the TCP layer. The Internet layer is responsible to carry the address of each packet and thereby helping the data packets to reach the correct destination. For communication, the TCP/IP protocol uses the client/server model in which you could request to a PC in the network and that PC would provide you the service.
The following points discuss the role and ways to configure or change TCP/IP settings in a Windows 7 system:
- Transmission of data
- Connection establishment
- Way to configure TCP/IP
Transmission of data
The TCP/IP protocol helps to transfer data. Usually in this model, the data is converted into small packets and send to higher layers. The TCP software would often convert these packets of data into useful messages before they reach the destination. The software in the destination would unpack the data and then send it to the application layer.
The TCP/IP protocol often provides a set of procedures which allows to establish and configure the TCP connection through which the data could travel. Once when the TCP/IP protocol is opened, it would help in managing the connections and handling problems. When a device is connected with a TCP/IP connection, a similar process would be followed so as to terminate it.
In order to configure the TCP/IP in a Windows 7 system you would have to follow certain steps. Firstly from the 'Control Panel' in the 'Start' menu you would have to choose the 'Network and Internet Connection' option. Then from the properties you would have to select the Internet Protocol TCP/IP. After that if you want to obtain the DNS server addresses then click on the DNS server address. If you manually want to configure the DNS server address, click on the option "Use the following DNS server address automatically."
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