The Windows Control Panel is an area in the operating system where users are able to customize their computer and make modifications to its settings. It provides access to options and settings that allow users to customize their system, as well as providing access to Windows utilities and applications. The Network and Internet section of the Control Panel contains options related to configuring, managing and troubleshooting a computer’s network and internet connections.
Network and Sharing Center: This section is used to control the settings and configuration of local networks, as well as sharing resources with other computers connected to the same network. It contains options for setting up, managing, and troubleshooting networks and internet connections.
Manage Wireless Networks: This section is used to add, configure, or remove wireless networks, such as Wi-Fi networks, Bluetooth connections, and mobile hotspots.
Change Adapter Settings: This option is used to modify or configure the settings of a computer’s network adapters.
Internet Options: This section is used to modify the settings of the web browser, such as changing the home page, setting security preferences, deleting temporary files, and controlling cookies.
Network Connections: This section is used to view a list of all enabled network adapters and connections, as well as adding or modifying them.
Remote Desktop: This option allows a user to connect to another computer running Windows over a network or the internet.
Internet Protocol Version 4 (IPv4) Properties: This option is used to configure the settings of the preferred network protocol, such as DNS servers and addresses.
Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Properties: This option is used to configure the settings of the new network protocol, such as DNS servers and addresses.
Network and Internet Troubleshooting Wizard: This wizard is used to diagnose and resolve any problems with your network or internet connection.
Network Diagnostics: This section is used to troubleshoot issues with your network or internet connection.
Windows Firewall: This option is used to enable or disable the Windows Firewall, which is used to protect the system from malicious software and intrusion attempts.
HomeGroup: This option is used to create or join a HomeGroup network, which allows multiple PCs to share files and printers across the network.
Network Map: This option is used to view a map of the network, and identify which devices are connected to it.
Internet Time: This option is used to configure the time settings of your computer, as well as synchronizing it with external time servers over the internet.
Offline Files: This option is used to configure the settings for offline files and folders, and enable or disable the synchronization of offline files over the network.
Network Reset: This option is used to reset the network settings to their default settings without affecting any other settings on the computer.