The Network and Sharing Center Window

The Network and Sharing Center window is the main location for nearly all networking operations. To display the Network and Sharing Center window from the Control Panel Home, select View Network Status and Tasks from beneath the Network and Internet heading. From the Control Panel Classic View, open the Network and Sharing Center icon. This window is shown in the following figure.

Use the Network and Sharing Center window.
Use the Network and Sharing Center window.

The parts of the Network and Sharing Center window are as follows:

  • The top part of the window shows how your PC is connected to a network and, optionally, the Internet.

  • The Network area of the window contains details about your network connection. Click the View Status link on the right for the technical details.

  • The bottom part of the window deals with sharing network resources.

  • On the left side of the window, you find some useful links to common networking tasks as well as locations for networking fun and action in Windows.

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