Explore network adapter options in Device Manager and learn how to check to see if an updated driver is available. Learn how to connect or disconnect from networks directly from the adapter’s contextual menu in Control Panel. Review the status of a network adapter. Explore Network Adapter settings in Device Manager and update device drivers if necessary.
- A network adapter is generally located inside a computer,…and enables the computer to connect to a network.…There are external adapters too,…and these connect to USB ports to provide connectivity.…You can see all the adapters installed…on your computer from Device Manager.…You might be surprised to see multiple adapters,…perhaps for Bluetooth connections,…wireless connections or Ethernet.…For now, double click the adapter…that is currently active and connected to a network.…
Click the Driver tab,…and click Update Driver.…Tell Windows to search for a Driver,…and if a new Driver is available,…consider installing it.…You can see that the Driver for this adapter is up to date.…If you're having problems with an adapter,…this is the place to try to resolve the issue.…Just click Uninstall, and reboot the computer.…On reboot, the adapter will be reinstalled automatically,…and likely, any existing issues will be resolved.…
Now click the Power Management tab.…I don't want to allow this adapter to wake the computer,…and I would like to allow the computer…
Author and professor Joli Ballew shows you how to get connected, which settings to use to access different resources, and how to keep your system secure. She explains the security implications of different settings, so you can make informed decisions that help protect devices when using public networks. She also helps get the most out of the Window 10 sharing center. Lastly, she explains the native firewall rules, how to create your own inbound and outbound rules, and how to troubleshoot and modify your network connection.
Note: This course aligns to the Configure Networking domain from the Microsoft exam 70-697: Configuring Windows 10 Devices.
- Configuring IP settings and wireless network settings
- Maintaining network security
- Setting up preferences
- Troubleshooting connectivity
- Managing Windows Firewall
- Creating program rules and security rules
- Using ping, ipconfig, Tracert, and PathPing to troubleshoot