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Windows Vista® Inside Out Deluxe Edition by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Diagnosing Problems Using Network Map

Another feature new to Windows Vista is network mapping. Network mapping uses the Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) protocol to find the other computers and devices on your network, and then displays them in a schematic representation. To display the map, in Network And Sharing Center click View Full Map. Figure 16-3 shows an example.

The computer you’re using is always shown in the upper left corner of Network Map.

Figure 16-3. The computer you’re using is always shown in the upper left corner of Network Map.

Network mapping works with wired and wireless networks, but only on private network locations; by default, you can’t view a map of a domain-based network or a public network. LLTD maps ...

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