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Networking All-in-One For Dummies by Doug Lowe

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Chapter 5

Configuring Windows Clients

In This Chapter

arrow Configuring network connections for Windows clients

arrow Changing the computer’s name

arrow Joining a domain

Before your network setup is complete, you must configure the network’s client computers. In particular, you have to configure each client’s network interface card so that it works properly, and you have to install the right protocols so that the clients can communicate with other computers on the network.

Fortunately, the task of configuring client computers for the network is child’s play in Windows. For starters, Windows automatically recognizes your network interface card when you start up your computer. All that remains is to make sure that Windows properly installed the network protocols and client software.

With each version of Windows, Microsoft has simplified the process of configuring client network support. In this chapter, I describe the steps for configuring networking for Windows 10. The procedures for previous versions of Windows are similar.

Configuring Network Connections

Windows automatically detects and configures network adapters, so you don’t have to manually install device drivers for your network adapters. ...

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