The Windows Control Panel is a powerful tool that can be used to customize various aspects of your computer, including its network settings. By making changes to your system’s network settings, you can control how it connects to the internet and how other devices on the same network can access resources from your computer. In this guide, we will show you how to change your network settings in Windows Control Panel.
1. First, open the Control Panel. To do this, click on the Start button in the bottom left corner of your screen, then type “Control Panel” into the search bar. Select “Control Panel” from the search results.
2. Now, click on the “Network and Internet” link under the “Network and Internet” category.
3. You will now see a list of options on the left side of the window. Click on the “Network and Sharing Center” option.
4. From the “Network and Sharing Center” window, you can view the status of your current network connections and configure settings for each one. To configure settings, click the “Change adapter settings” link on the left side of the window.
5. From the Network Connections window that appears, right-click on the network adapter you would like to configure and select “Properties” from the context menu.
6. In the Properties window, you will be able to view and change settings such as IP address, DNS server, and default gateway. Make any desired changes and click “OK” to save them.
7. You can also configure other settings for the network adapter such as sharing options and firewall settings. To do this, click on the “Advanced” tab in the Properties window and make any desired changes.
8. You can also configure your network connection for public and private networks. To do this, click on the “Networking” tab in the Properties window, select the desired option from the “Network Profile” drop-down menu, and then click “OK” to save the changes.
By following these steps, you can easily change your network settings in the Windows Control Panel. Doing so can help you better manage and secure your network by configuring settings such as IP address, DNS server, and firewall settings.