Network Services in Windows® XP
Give a description of all the network services in Windows XP.
Windows XP is a reliable and a useful operating system from Microsoft. It suits all types of users like home users, students and even professionals. Network services deal with connectivity tools and different software that are used to manage the network computer environment. Network computer environment means connecting multiple computers to each other through a central server over an entire network. The network services offered by Windows XP are authentication servers, DHCP, DNS, directory services, network file system etc. These services offer security and user-friendly operations on LANs. Each service offered by Windows XP services has a particular purpose; for example, the DHCP service of Windows XP automatically assigns IP to the nodes of the network, thereby easing the administrative operations. DNS simplifies the IP address access.
Different methods to fix network services in Windows XP:
- Disabling and re-enabling
- Repairing IP address
- Repair network connection
Disabling and re-enabling
To fix issues with network services in Windows XP, select ‘Start’ menu and click on ‘Control Panel’. Then double click on the ‘Network Connection’ icon and select ‘Local Area Connection’. Right click on it and select the ‘Disable’ option. Then wait for some time to change the status of the connection that you've disabled. After disabling the network connection, again right click on ‘Local Area Connection’ and select ‘Enable’. Again wait for some time to change the connection status to enable. Disabling and re-enabling the network connection can help resolve most of the minor issues that are related to network services.
Repairing IP address
We can fix the issues with network services by checking the status of ‘Local Area Connection’. If it shows ‘Limited or No Connectivity’, the problem may have occurred due to the IP address. We can resolve this issue by turning off the modem for at least 30 seconds and then we need to switch it on again. You can follow the same procedure if you are using a router or a switch.
In some cases, the problem related to network services may occur due to network connection. In such a case, repairing the network connection will help resolve the issue. To deal with this problem, select ‘Start’ menu and click on ‘Network Connection’. After this, select ‘Local Area Connection’ and then select ‘Repair’ by right clicking on it. Then Windows will automatically identify and fix all the network issues. If the network connection status is ‘Unplugged’, insert the cable attached to the modem or the router more tightly. If this does not resolve the issue, replace the cable.
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