Supported Connection Types

Windows 7 supports both outgoing and incoming network connections. For outgoing connections, the computer running Windows 7 acts as a client that connects to a remote computer, server, or network to access remote resources. For incoming connections, Windows 7 acts as a server to allow other computers to connect to the computer and access resources on it.

Outgoing Connection Types

As Windows Vista did before it, Windows 7 supports a number of different types of outgoing (client-side) network connections:

  • LAN or high-speed Internet connections Connections to an Ethernet LAN or broadband router providing high-speed access to the Internet. LAN connections are computer-to-network connections that Windows creates automatically ...

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