You may remember that the first timeyou carried out online, all settings are carried out by qualified personnel. And then, in the event of any problems you have been forced to ring a Help Desk service.
But let's see - whether or not that difficult to monitor their network devices themselves?
Let us examine the principles of management netu on the example of Windows XP.
All the necessary data we will be able to receiveby using the control panel. Navigate to "Start" - "Control Panel" - "Setvevye connection." Before you open a window, where all the network connections are displayed that are configured on your computer.
In our case, we are dealing not only with thephysically existing connections (configuration is carried out directly to the network card), but also with a virtual VPN-connection, which allows data to be sent over a secure channel. Remember that the types of connections can be many, it all depends on the provider. Therefore, it is logical to consider only the interaction with the actual network adapters connected.
So, Please select your connection,click on the right mouse button, the context menu. select "Properties" from the menu. You will see a window similar to that shown in the figure.
If you want to check the settings of the IP-addresses,Internet gateway, the DNS server, and so on, the list titled "The components used by this connection", select "Internet Protocol (TCP / IP)».
Then click on "Properties", then youwill see a screen that displays the settings of your IP-address, gateway, and other characteristics (note that if you have a router, these settings need to look in the control panel, router, and as part of the screen will be installed tick "Obtain IP-address automatically" and It is likely to tick "Obtain DNS-server address automatically").
If we go back to the previous screen, then clicking on the "Customize", then we will get access to the settings directly to the network card.
Though in most cases we do notrequire those settings, yet consider the case where we need to change the mac-address of our card. To do this, in this window, locate the "Advanced" tab, where the list and find the "Network address", and in the dialog box to enter you can specify its value.
All of the above can also be obtained without using the control panel, using the command line.
To see the current network configuration,Select the "Start" menu - "Run" - in the dialog box to enter text, type "cmd", and then press Enter. You will see a black screen with white letters - this is the command line (for example, letters of green - it can be easily corrected in the command line settings by right-clicking on the header with the string box and selecting "Properties").
Now, use the command "ipconfig / all" and press Enter, and then you will see a screen similar to the one shown in the picture. Here, there are IP-address, gateway, and MAC-address, etc.