Windows® ME Network Settings
Do you want to know how you can configure network settings in Windows® ME?
Windows® ME is a special Millennium Edition operating system launched by Microsoft® in the year 2000. ME is the short form for Millennium Edition. The operating system was designed keeping in mind home-based PC users. Windows® ME was the successor of Windows® 9X operating system, but it did not support real mode MS-DOS®. This is the reason that the boot time was increased in Windows® ME. It was never a desirable OS by the customers since it had limited abilities for upgrading software. Some of the new features which Microsoft® included in Windows® ME were Windows® Movie Maker software, Windows Media® Player 7 and Windows® Image Acquisition. Windows® ME used TCP/IP protocol architecture to setup networks. It contained a Networking Wizard to assist users in setting a network.
Following are the tips and things to be kept in mind while configuring network settings for Windows® ME:
- Choose the Correct Network Adapter
- Choose the Network Protocol
- Remove Unnecessary Protocols
Choose the Correct Network Adapter
Network adapters are used to connect your computer to a network. These are an integral part to setup a network. You will have to choose a Network Interface Card apart from the adapter. The NIC should have a UTP connection port. The port is used to connect the cables of the network. Besides, the card and the adapter, you should make sure that you have the Windows® ME installation disk and the Network Adapter driver CD with you before you start configuring the network settings.
Choose the Network Protocol
The standard network protocol used while setting up a network is TCP/IP or the Transfer Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. It is considered to be highly efficient as well as secure. You can use the same while configuring the settings for your systems running on Windows® ME. You would be asked to key in the IP address of your machine along with some other parameters. Once these attributes are entered, you will be registered to the database of the network.
Sometimes, you might find your machine registered to some protocols other than the standard TCP/IP. In order to avoid browsing problems in the network, it is advised that you remove all other protocols from the settings tab. It is better to completely take them off, rather than just disabling them. You can do so by going to the 'Network Settings' in the 'Control Panel'. Go to the 'Configuration' tab and click 'Remove' button next to all other protocols.