The following tasks apply generally to most types of connections you can create.
Enable or Disable a Connection
Network Connections Folder → right-click
on connection → Enable/Disable
Be sure to notify users before disabling a connection they are using.
Monitor a Connection
You can monitor the status of your connections a couple of ways:
Network Connections Folder →
Right-click on an active connection → Status
Right-click on connection icon in system tray (if present) → Status
The General tab displays basic connection statistics. Some connections like VPN also have a Details tab that shows information like the IP address of the remote server, the authentication and encryption methods used, and so on.
You can also monitor the general status of all the connections on your machine by:
Network Connections Folder → View → Details
Share a Connection
See Advanced under Configure a Dial-up Connection later in this section.
Repair a Connection
If a connection stops working properly, you can try repairing it by:
Network Connections Folder → right-click on connection → Repair
This may fix simple issues like an expired DHCP lease or missing DNS server IP address. After repairing a connection, check it like this:
Network Connections Folder → right-click on connection → Status → Support → Details
If it still doesn’t work, open its properties and check its configuration settings.
Configure Remote Access Preferences
For outbound dial-up connections to remote access servers, ...