Configuring Your Network

After you've installed your networking hardware and configured its drivers, Windows creates a local connection that includes the following networking components:

  • Client For Microsoft Networks. A network client provides access to computers and resources on a network; with this client, you can connect to computers running any 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows.

  • File And Printer Sharing For Microsoft Networks. This service allows other computers on your Windows-based network to access shared resources on your computer.

  • QOS Packet Scheduler. This component (which is not installed on systems running Windows XP Home Edition or Windows 2000) enables Quality Of Service features provided on corporate networks and by ISPs. For the ...

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