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Wired Internet Connection for the Home for Windows 7


Article Summary: This article provides links to other articles concerning home networking setup and troubleshooting for Windows 7.

Table of Contents:

  1. Setting up a Wired Network In the Home
  2. Internet Explorer Cannot Display the Webpage
  3. Setting up File and Printer Sharing
  4. File and Printer Sharing Issues
  5. How to Download and Install the Latest Network Adapter Driver
  6. How to Find Out Which Network Adapter Is in Your Dell™ Computer
  7. Internet Firewall Issues and FAQ's
  8. Introducing Homegroups for Windows 7
  9. The Network Adapter Still Cannot Connect

Issue 1. Setting up a Wired Network In the Home
This article provides information on what is needed to set up a home network

"Setting up a home network"

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Issue 2 Internet Explorer Cannot Display the Webpage

This article provides troubleshooting steps when getting the "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage" error.

"Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage"

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Issue 3. Setting up File and Printer Sharing
These articles provides information on how to set up file and printer sharing.
This article provides information on how to set up file and printer sharing between computer running different versions of Windows.

"Networking home computers running different versions of Windows"

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Issue 4. File and Printer Sharing Issues
  1. Click Start (located in the lower left corner of the computer screen).

  2. Click Control Panel.
    • When using Classic Start menu, click Settings, click Control Panel, and then click Classic View.

  3. In the search box, type troubleshooter on the upper right-side of the window.

  4. Click Troubleshooting.

  5. Under Network and Internet, click Access shared files and folders on other computers and follow the instructions.

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Issue 5. How to Download and Install the Latest
Network Adapter Driver

This article provides information on how to download drivers for the network adapter installed in your computer.

How to Use the Drivers and Downloads Website

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Issue 6. How to Find Out Which Network Adapter
Is in Your Dell™ Computer

This article provides information on how to identify the network adapter installed in the computer.

How Do I Determine the Components in a Dell™ Computer?

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Issue 7. Internet Firewall Issues and FAQ's

This article provides information on the Windows firewall.

"Firewall: frequently asked questions"

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Issue 8. Introducing Homegroups for Windows 7
  • This article provides information on how to create a HomeGroup in Windows 7.

"Introducing homegroups: easy sharing at home"

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Issue 9. The Network Adapter Still Cannot Connect

After performing the troubleshooting steps outlined above and the computer still cannot connect, click the link below.

The Network Adapter Still Cannot Connect

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Article ID: SLN125418

Last Date Modified: 04/13/2015 02:03 PM


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