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Using operating system controls
The Network and Sharing Center allows you to set up a connection or network, connect to a network,
and diagnose and repair network problems.
To use operating system controls:
1.
From the Start screen, type
control panel
, and then select
Control Panel
.
2.
Select
Network and Internet
, and then select
Network and Sharing Center
.
For more information, from the Start screen, type
help
, and then select
Help and Support
.
Sharing data and drives and accessing software
When your computer is part of a network, you are not limited to using only the information that is
stored in your computer. Network computers can exchange software and data with each other.
NOTE:
When a disc like a DVD movie or game is copy-protected, it cannot be shared.
To share folders or content on the same network:
1.
From the Windows desktop, open
File Explorer
.
2.
From
This PC
, click a folder with content you want to share. Select
Share
from the navigation
bar at the top of the window, and then click
Specific people
.
3.
Type a name in the
File Sharing
box, and then click
Add
.
4.
Click
Share
and then follow the on-screen instructions.
To share drives on the same network:
1.
From the Windows desktop, right-click the network status icon in the notification area, at the far
right of the taskbar.
2.
Select
Open Network and Sharing Center
.
3.
Under
View your active networks
, select an active network.
4.
Select
Change advanced sharing settings
to set sharing options for privacy, network discovery,
file and printer sharing or other network options.
Using a WLAN
With a WLAN device, you can access a wireless local area network (WLAN), which is composed of
other computers and accessories that are linked by a wireless router or a wireless access point.
NOTE:
The terms
wireless router
and
wireless access point
are often used interchangeably.
A large-scale WLAN, such as a corporate or public WLAN, typically uses wireless access points
that can accommodate a large number of computers and accessories and can separate critical
network functions.
A home or small office WLAN typically uses a wireless router, which allows several wireless and
wired computers to share an Internet connection, a printer, and files without requiring additional
pieces of hardware or software.
To use the WLAN device in your computer, you must connect to a WLAN infrastructure (provided
through a service provider or a public or corporate network).
Connecting to a wireless network
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