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Windows Vista™ Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Installing Networking Components

If you want to install networking on a computer, you must install Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) networking and a network adapter. Windows Vista uses TCP/IP as the default wide area network (WAN) protocol. Networking is normally installed during Windows Vista installation. You can also install TCP/IP networking through local area connection properties.

Working with TCP/IP and the Dual IP Stack

The TCP and IP protocols make it possible for computers to communicate across various networks and the Internet using network adapters, whether network interface cards, USB-attachable network adapters, PC Card network adapters, or built-in adapters on the motherboard. Windows Vista has a dual IP layer ...

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