Set-up Wired Local Area Network
What is Local Area Network? What are the tips to set up a wired LAN?
LAN or Local Area Network refers to a short range network connection method. Local Area Connection is mainly used to make connection between computers within a short network area like schools or offices etc. Local Area Network allows users to share your files and documents. It also allows sharing single resource like printer and scanner etc among a number of users if it has been connected over the local area connection. In Local Area Network, you can share data among multiple computer users. It allows connecting between as few as two or three users or as many as thousands of users. To enjoy the Local Area Network, you need to establish the connection in the system. To do this, you need to get proper networking components and then can start connecting to the network.
Here are some tips to set-up Local Area Network in a system:
- Get required components
- Set-up wired Local Area Network
- Tips to take care
Get required components
You need to get required components before setting up the Local Area Network in your system. These components are needed to make proper network connection without any interruptions or drops. It is also important to make proper configuration to the system to accept Local Area Network. You need to get components like network card, modem and cables which are essential for network connection. It is important to update the network card with latest drivers and features. You need to turn on all systems; external devices and external modem which you wish to connect to the network. Connect the cable to the router and the system and can start configuring it.
Set-up wired Local Area Network
There are some steps to be followed to set-up Local Area Network in the system. To do this, you need to navigate to the 'Start' menu of the system. You need to then select the 'Settings' option and then go to 'Control Panel'. You can then get the Control Panel window opened in which you need to select 'Network Settings' icon. It will open up the network connection wizard in the system screen. You can then select the local area connection which you wish to enable. Just select the 'Enable' option form the drop-down menu displayed. You can then see the local area connection enabled in the system.
There are some tips to be taken care of while setting up Local Area Network for the system. You need to check if Local Area Network is established between trusted systems only. This is important to be noted as there are chances for getting the system data hijacked by some unauthorized users. You need to take care of installing and using good network monitor software in the system. This is needed to monitor the network connection to provide uninterrupted connectivity and network security.
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