Internet Connection Sharing in Windows® 2000
Discuss about the features and benefits of Internet connection sharing in Windows 2000?
Windows 2000 is a Operating System developed by Microsoft. This OS can be used on personal computers, business desktops servers and laptops. Windows 2000 would allow user to run multiple programs and could perform multiple tasks like playing music, downloading other works while browsing. This OS is found to be providing support for many of the network devices, scanners, modems and many printers. Accessibility Wizard would also be found in Windows 2000. This has got the latest and the improved features like magnifier, on-screen keyboard, narrator. Internet connection sharing would give the ability to share the Internet connection between multiple computers.
The following are the features and benefits of Internet connection sharing in Windows 2000:
- Features of Internet connection sharing
- Benefits of Internet connection sharing
- Setting up Internet connection sharing
Features of Internet connection sharing
You would use router for sharing of Internet connection. This would allow many of the systems to share the Internet connection. It is seen that SOHO and Home routers are found to be inexpensive to use, even for wireless connection. These could be configured very easily with most of the standard web browsers like Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari. They are also found to be platform independent. Windows, Macintosh and LINUX systems could be connected with the same router for providing the Internet Sharing.
Benefits of Internet connection sharing
By sharing Internet connection, many users could be able to use with one Internet connection. There is no need to create Internet connection for each user. Main two advantages of allowing multiple users to share an Internet connection are convenience to use and the cost benefits. Now, each computer does not require a dedicated Internet connection. Thus, Internet connection sharing could be able to save money for accessing online and also the administrative time.
Firstly, you would right-click the 'Network Manager' icon which is present in the Control Panel. After that, you have to click the 'Edit Connection'. If you could not find this icon, you need to navigate to 'System', 'Preferences' and then the 'Network Connections'. When the Network Connections window is found, you need to click the wired port which you wish to share the wireless connection with and then you would click 'Edit'. After that, you would click the 'IPV4 Settings' tab and then choose 'Shared' to other computers from the drop-down and click 'Apply'. You have to enter the root password when prompted. After that, device which is connected to the wired port would be sharing an Internet connection with the wireless card of the system.