Problems with Network Sharing in Windows® Vista®
Are you aware of the problems that you may experience with network sharing in Windows Vista and need tips to fix them?
Network sharing helps the users to access Internet, printers, files, games, applications, etc. between different computer systems. If you need to link your computer system over a network, then you have to choose a networking technology first. There are different networking technologies available for Windows Vista. These technologies are Ethernet, wireless and HomePNA technologies. You need to consider the location of the computer system while choosing a network technology and the desired speed of the network. The commonly used sharing services are Box.net, Mediafire, FolderShare, Dropbox and Windows Sky Drive which provide up to 10.25 GB of online free storage. In order to start the network sharing, you have to install any necessary hardware, set-up an Internet connection, connect the computers and set-up a wireless router or access point wizard. The main problems associated with network sharing in Windows Vista are security issues, connection issues, system slow downs, virus attacks, etc.
Following lines discuss about the problems that you may experience with network sharing in Windows Vista, their causes and symptoms and the tips to fix them:
- Network adapter
- Network sharing problems
- Host configuration
Network adapters are developed to provide connectivity to a local area network. When you plug a network adapter into your computer system, then you also need a network adapter driver that is compatible with the Windows Vista Operating System for proper working. If you are not using compatible driver and network adapter, then you may face various issues during network connection in Windows Vista.
Network sharing problems
You will be able to share one Internet connection with two or more computers. You need to be better aware of the security issues across the network. If there are any problems on Internet connection sharing, you need to click on 'Start', go to 'Control Panel' and then double-click 'Add or Remove Programs'. After that, you need to click 'Internet Tools' on the 'Windows setup' tab and then click 'Details'. Then, you need to select the 'Internet connection sharing' check box, click 'Ok' and then click 'Ok' again.
In order to troubleshoot network connection sharing problem, you have to verify that the correct components are installed on the host after you install ICS. In order to verify the components in network properties, you need to click 'Start', click 'Control Panel' and then double-click 'Network'. After selecting the 'Configuration' tab, view the following network components in the installed box to verify that both the TCP/IP (shared) and TCP/IP (home) components are listed.