Network Settings on Windows® 7
What are the tips to configure network settings in Windows 7 system?
Windows 7 is a multi talented Operating System which includes native functionality to read and write Blu-Ray discs. Windows 7 has many built-in tools to help with program compatibility and it also features an improved backup solution to help keep your information safe. Windows7 is an advanced Operating System with excellent features. Windows 7 builds on the substantial investments using fundamentals in Windows Vista to improve security, reliability and performance. Windows 7 has good driver support and comes with advanced backup features. A network is a collection of interconnected computers which are connected through the communication channel and they could share files and resources. For setting up a network you need to install the proper network drivers, and install the network interface card driver software, routers, modems etc. To set up your wireless network, you need to have a Broadband Internet connection and modem, Wireless router, Wireless network adapters etc.
Following are the tips to configure network settings in Windows 7 and things to keep in mind:
- Install necessary hardware
- Install the device drivers
- Configure network settings
Install necessary hardware
Before setting up network in Windows 7 you need to install the proper hardware for the system. A network could be set up as wired or wireless. Install all the hardware and cables. Also verify the version of the router if you are setting up a wireless network. Install the network card and you could use either PCI card or USB network card adapter. Use only the quality cables for connecting to network. And also you need to have a proper Internet connection.
Install the device drivers
After installing all the hardware devices you need to install the appropriate drivers for the functioning of the hardware devices. You could install the drivers manually from the CD/DVD. Drivers are the essential programs which control the devices. If you are using an incompatible driver for the device or outdated drivers are used, then you cannot properly set the network on your Windows 7 Operating system.
Configure network settings
Depending up on the networks, the configuration varies. If you want to configure the wireless network, then you need to verify that the wireless router is turned on, and select the 'Wireless network' icon in the Windows notification tray. By right clicking this icon, open the 'Available networks' and you could perform the process of configuring wireless network by choosing the option 'Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings'.
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