Set Up a Wired Network
What is a wired network connection? What are the tips to set up wired network on a system?
Wired network connection refers to a jack in which you can plug a network cable which allows to establish a wired connection. Wired network connection is similar to the phone jacks. Wired network connection allows fast and easy access to the Internet. Wired network can be fully duplex and switched ones. Wired network connection usually provides a connection speed of 100mb. Wired connection is said to be faster than any other network connections. The connection can be used for fast data transfer between different computers. It uses a coaxial cable, copper cable or fiber optic to make the connection between other systems. There are a number of wired network connections. These include the ADSL+2, B-ISDN and VDSL etc.
Here are some notes on set up wired network:
- Get proper network components
- Configure the system
- Set up network
Get proper network components
The initial step to be followed before setting up wired network connection in your system is to get proper network components. You need to get a proper router and install latest and compatible network interface card in each systems. If you are going to get a wired Ethernet connection, you need to get proper Ethernet cable which can be inserted into each system ports.
Configure the system
You can now configure Wired network connection in the system. To do this, you need to ensure the system having access to Internet via a modem or ISP provider. You need to plug the power cable into the router and you can see the Internet, WLAN or WAN light turning on. Then shut down the system and connect the network cable to network adapter on the backside of the system. Then connect the other end of the network cable to the router. Now turn on the system and check if the connection was successful.
You can now manually set up wired network connection in the system. To do this, go to the 'Start' menu of the system and open up 'Control Panel'. In the Control Panel window, you need to select 'Network and Sharing Center' and click the 'Manage Network Connections'. Select 'Local Area Connection' and get its 'Properties'. Select 'IPV4 and Properties' and enter proper IP address. Now enter relevant information in appropriate columns and in the DNS tab, click 'Add' and add a new DNS server. Then add a second domain and enter proper WINS number. The system is now set up with wired network connection.
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