Local area connection in Windows® XP-based system
Tips to view the status of local area connection in a Windows XP system
Windows XP is a 32/64 bit preemptive multitasking operating system introduced by Microsoft. Windows XP was released as an update to Windows 2000 desktop operating system and also as a substitution for Windows 95/98 operating system. This operating system comes with a number of new features that have been added to automatically repair problems in applications and the operating system itself. Windows XP is a multi-user operating system that supports concurrent access through disseminated services or through multiple instances of GUI via the Windows terminal server. In order to apply multiple operating system capabilities, Windows XP uses client server architecture.
From the following paragraphs, you will get information about local area connection in a Windows XP system and methods to view the status of local area connection in a Windows XP-based system.
- Local area connection
- Tips to view the status of local area connection
- Configuring local area connection
Local area connection
Local area network is a collection of computer systems that are located in the same room, on the same floor, or in the same building, which are in-turn connected to a distinct network. A local area connection allows users to share applications, data, storage devices, printers, and other network resources. Local area connection also acts as a catalyst to enhance the range of potential applications.
Tips to view the status of local area connection
In order to view the status of local area connection in a Windows XP-based system, first open 'Network Connections'. To open the network connections, click on the 'Start' button, select 'Control Panel', click on the ‘Network and Internet Connections’ option and then click the ‘Network Connections’. To examine the activity for the current session, right-click on the local area connection and select the 'Status' button. By clicking the 'Properties' button, you can view and modify the network components of a local area connection.
To configure a local area connection in a Windows XP-based system, choose the ‘Create a New Connection’ option from the ‘Network and Internet Connections’ wizard. Select ‘Connect to the Internet’ tab and click the 'Next' button. Then select the tab named ‘Setup My Connection Manually’ and choose the ‘Connect Using a Broadband Connection That Is Always On’ option. Then click on the 'Finish' button and reboot your system for changes to take effect.
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