Windows® XP Network Administration
What is Windows® XP network administration?
Microsoft® came with built in features in Windows® XP to administer the network. It was accompanied by some standard networking tools to troubleshoot network issues. The utilities are the ways to bring in effective diagnosis and solutions for networks.
Here we will talk about the Windows® XP network administration.
- Administer Windows® XP network
- Administration tools: Ping, IPconfig, hostname
- Administration tools: Tracert, Arp, Route
Administer Windows® XP network
To administer the network settings, there are few methods which would help in understanding and managing the network. To do that click on Start, Control panel. Go to Network and Internet connections, click on Network connections. In the window that opens there would be an option to disable or enable the local area connection. The local area connection can either be wired or wireless. If you need to connect to a wireless network and you have a wired connection, one must disable the wired network and to do that, right click on the wired local area connection and click on Disable. The LAN will be disabled and the computer would now seek for wireless signals for connectivity. To enable the LAN, right click on it and click on Enable. If there is a network problem it can be automatically resolved by the repair option. To do that right click on LAN and click on Repair. To configure the IP settings, right click on LAN and click on Properties, click on TCPIP V4 and click on Properties.
Administration tools: Ping, IPconfig, hostname
There are few tools which help in administrating the network and they are Ping, Ping is the tool to be used in networked system. It helps in identifying whether the networks are communicating with each other or not. Ipconfig is another tool which helps in knowing the IP address gained by the computer from the network. The TCPIP configuration can also be checked by this command. The hostname tool helps in knowing the name of the system in the network.
Tracert is a command which helps in diagnosing a network issues. The tool sends a message to the nearest gateway and wherever the message drops is the fault in the communication of the network. It also checks on the path taken by the message. Arp is a tool which is address resolution protocol, ARP cache has a comprehensive information on the systems connected to the network with the name and the IP address of the devices in the network. Many a times the details need to be changed by the network administrator. Route is another effective tool which helps in identifying the route. When a system cannot reach another in a LAN network the route command helps in identifying the route.