You probably remember that the first time, whenYou conducted the Internet, all the settings were made by qualified specialists. And then, if you have any problems, you had to call technical support.
But let's see - is it really so difficult to monitor your network devices by yourself?
We will discuss the principles of management netBased on the Windows XP operating system.
All the necessary data we can getBy using the control panel. Go to the "Start" menu - "Control Panel" - "Branch Connections". Before you open a window where all network connections configured on your computer will be displayed.
In our case, we are dealing not only withPhysically existing connections (the configuration is carried out directly for the network card), but also with a virtual VPN connection that allows the transfer of data over a secure channel. Remember, there can be many types of connections, everything depends on the provider here. Therefore, it will be logical to consider only the interaction with the really connected network cards.
So, select the connection that interests you,Right-click it by calling the context menu. Select Properties from the menu. You will see a window similar to the one shown in the figure.
If you want to check the IP address settings,Internet gateway address, DNS server and so on, in the list called "Components used by this connection", select "Internet Protocol (TCP / IP)".
Then click on the "Properties" button, after which youYou will see a screen showing the settings of your IP address, gateway and other characteristics (note that if you have a router installed, these settings should be viewed in the control panel of the router, and the checkbox "Obtain an IP address automatically" and , Most likely, the "Obtain DNS server address automatically" checkbox).
If we return to the previous window, then clicking on the "Configure" button, we will get access to the settings of the network card directly.
Although in most cases we do notYou will need these settings, still consider the case when we need to change the mac-address of our card. To do this, in this window, find the "Advanced" tab, where "Network address" is found in the list, and you can enter your own value in the window that appears.
All of the above can also be learned without using the control panel, using the command line.
In order to find out the current network settings,Select the "Start" - "Run" menu - type "cmd" in the window that appears and then press Enter. You will see a black window with white letters - this is the command line (for example, the letters green - this can easily be corrected in the command line options by right-clicking on the header of the window with the line and selecting the "Properties" item).
Now use the command "ipconfig / all" and press Enter, after which you will see a screen similar to the one shown in the picture. There is an IP address and a gateway and a MAC address, etc.