Configuring your network settings in the Control Panel is a straightforward process. Here are the steps you need to take to setup and configure your network settings in the Control Panel:
1. Open the Control Panel window by clicking on “Start” in the taskbar, then selecting “Control Panel” from the menu.
2. Double-click the “Network and Internet” icon.
3. In the Network and Internet window, select the “Network and Sharing Center” option.
4. On the Network and Sharing Center screen, select the “Change Adapter Settings” option.
5. Select the network connection that you want to configure. You can identify the correct connection using the Name column.
6. Once you’ve selected the network connection, right-click on it and select the “Properties” option.
7. In the Properties window, you will be able to configure many of the various settings associated with your network connection.
8. Select the “Networking” tab and click the “Configure” button.
9. In the Advanced Settings window, you will be able to configure the networking parameters such as the IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, DNS servers, and other general networking settings.
10. Click “OK” when you have finished configuring the networking settings.
11. Back in the Network and Sharing Center window, select the “Change advanced sharing settings” option.
12. Configure the settings according to your needs.
13. Click “Save Changes” when you are done.
These steps will help you configure your network settings in the Control Panel. Remember to save any changes that you make before leaving the window. Additionally, if you are making major changes to your network setup, such as changing the IP address or subnet mask, you should restart your computer for the changes to take effect.