Network connections are managed through the Windows Control Panel. Through this area, users can monitor and manage the connections on their computers. The following options are available to manage network connections in the Windows Control Panel.
1. Network Connections: This section is used to view and modify active network connections. It displays both physical and virtual networks that have been configured for use on the PC. It allows users to enable or disable connections, configure their settings, and troubleshoot any related issues.
2. Internet Options: This section contains configuration options that are used to control how the computer accesses the Internet. These options include setting a default home page, managing proxy settings, configuring the security settings, and controlling the browser’s security zone settings. It also includes an option to reset all settings.
3. Network and Sharing Center: This section provides a view of all active network connections, as well as options for managing private and public networks. Users can configure network sharing settings and the HomeGroup feature, and they can also change network discovery settings and monitor current connections.
4. Wireless Network Connection: This section is used to create and manage wireless connections. It contains options to scan for available networks, view information about them, connect to secured networks, and manage connection settings.
5. Local Area Connection: This section is used to create and manage wired connections. It contains options to view information about the connection, configure connection settings, and troubleshoot any issues that may arise.
6. View Network Status and Tasks: This is a management tool that can be used to view detailed information about the network, view available networks and connections, and troubleshoot any network problems. It is also used to manage network adapters and other network settings.
7. Manage Wireless Networks: This section is used to create and manage wireless connections. It includes options to view available networks, view information about the networks, connect to secured networks, and troubleshoot any connection issues that may arise.
8. Remote Access Connection: This section is used to configure and manage remote desktop connections. It includes options to create new remote desktop connections, configure their settings, and manage user access control.
9. Network Security: This section provides options for controlling user access to networks and resources. It includes options to create and manage user accounts, configure firewall settings, and manage network encryption settings.
10. Advanced Sharing Settings: This section is used to configure advanced sharing settings. It includes options to control file and printer sharing, password-protect shared folders, and configure network discovery settings.
These are just some of the options available to manage network connections in the Windows Control Panel. There are many more options available in order to customize and optimize the network.