Method to share Local Area Connection
What are the methods to share a Local Area Connection?
LAN is a collection of computers. Usually LAN is been used in an office or a small building or in a home network. The devices which are connected in LAN would often share a common communication line. The peripheral devices like printers could be easily shared through LAN and the need of buying extra devices could be eliminated. The LAN server has applications and data storage that is being shared in common by multiple computer users. With the help of LAN, the users could communicate with each other and transfer the data between the workstations easily and quickly. With the help of the LAN you could easily communicate with each other by means of chat sessions and through sending mails. Some of the common Local Area Network technologies are Ethernet, Token Ring and FDDI. The LAN connection is considered as one of the connection which could be activated and created automatically.
The following are the method to configure and share Local Area Connection:
- Configure Local Area Connection
- Share Local Area Connection
- Things to be kept in mind
Configure Local Area Connection
In order to configure a Local Area Connection, you need to follow certain steps. First you would have to go to Start Menu and choose Control Panel. Then you need to select Network and Internet Connections link. After that, so as to start LAN configuration manager, you need to click on Create a new connection icon. Then select Connect to the Internet followed by selecting Setup my connection manually and click on Next. Finally click on Finish.
Share Local Area Connection
For sharing a Local Area Connection you need to follow certain steps. First you need to go to Control Panel in the Start menu. Then click on Network Connections. After that click on the connection which is used to connect Internet and click properties. Then go to the Advanced tab and select ‘Allow other network users to connect through this Internet connection’ and enable the checkbox Internet Connection sharing. Finally click OK.
While you are configuring and sharing Local Area Connection there are certain things to be kept in mind. First of all you need to ensure whether the LAN cables are configured properly. Then, so as to make sure that you are connected to the local area network you need to have proper Internet Connection. So, always try to ensure that your Internet Connection settings are proper.
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