Welcome to our Windows 10 tutorial series.
We will be spending time walking you through the ins and outs of Windows 10.
A tour of the networking and internet options in the new OS.
Microsoft continued its efforts to simplify the network experience in Windows 10. Network and sharing settings and wizards have been refined so that they require fewer steps, and features like HomeGroup have been further improved.
Now, the real action still happens in the traditional Control Panel.
But the Network & Internet screen, however, still provides access to a variety of connectivity settings right in the Modern UI of the operating system.
You get options for Wi-Fi, Cellular, VPN, DirectAccess, Dial-up, Ethernet and Proxy.
Basically everything you can think of when it comes to network connectivity on modern computers and mobile devices.
And although many of these settings come in handy when using Windows 10 at your workplace, there are several that can be used both at home and at work.
You can manage settings related to your connections, the wireless devices that are installed on your computer or tablet, the proxy settings in case you have them setup, as well as the Ethernet connection, if you have a network card installed on your computer.
This is also where you can add your own Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection, so that you can connect with your workplace environment.
Navigating this panel is easy — your available wireless connections will automatically show here, allowing you the possibility to find computers, devices and content available on these networks.
You can also connect to devices like network printers and TVs via this section.
And find the properties of the active network connection, like the network name (SSID), the protocol being used, the type of encryption, the IP address as well as the make and model of the network card you are using, as well as its manufacturer.