To access your network and internet settings, you will need to begin by opening the Control Panel on your computer. The Control Panel is a place where you can access and change system-wide settings on your computer.
1) On a Windows machine, click on the Start menu at the bottom left of your screen and type “Control Panel” in the search box. This will open the Control Panel. If the Control Panel does not appear in the search box, click on the All Programs option in the Start menu and locate the Control Panel in the list.
2) Once the Control Panel is open, look for the Network and Internet heading. Under this heading, you will find several options that relate to network and internet settings. Depending on your version of Windows, some of these options may be found through different menus.
3) The first option you are likely to see is the Internet Options. Click on this option to open a window with several tabs for setting up and managing an internet connection. Here, you can select whether or not you want to use a proxy server and configure other options such as home page, security, privacy and more.
4) The next option is the Network and Sharing Center. This option provides access to settings related to network connections. Here, you can view active network connections, manage your wireless networks, set up a new connection, share folders and more.
5) The third option is the Device Manager. This tool helps you manage the hardware devices connected to your computer. Here, you can update device drivers, enable/disable devices and troubleshoot any problems you may be having with a device.
6) Finally, the fourth option is the Network Connections. This option provides quick access to the connections you have set up. You can view all of your connections, disable/enable connections, set up a new connection and view status information about existing connections.
These are the primary network and internet settings that you can access from the Control Panel on your computer. Keep in mind that some settings may be located under different headings depending on your version of Windows.