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Wired Internet Connection for the Home for Windows 8(8.1)


Table of Contents:

  1. Networking Overview
  2. Setting up a Home Network
  3. My Internet Explorer Browser Cannot Display the Web Page
  4. Setting up File and Printer Sharing
  5. File and Printer Sharing Issues
  6. How to Download and Install the Latest Network Adapter Driver
  7. How to Find Out Which Network Adapter Is in Your Dell™ Computer
  8. Homegroups for Windows 8(8.1)
  9. The Network Adapter Still Cannot Connect

This article provides links to other articles concerning wireless networking setup and troubleshooting for Windows® 8(8.1).


1. Networking Overview

This article provides information about:

  • Find out how to set up a network.
  • Find out how to connect to the Internet.
  • Find out how to create or join a homegroup.
  • Find out how to share files, photos, music, and more.

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2. Setting up a Home Network

This article provides information about:

  • What equipment and services are needed to set up a network?
  • How to set up the network hardware?

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3. My Internet Explorer Browser Cannot Display the Web Page

This article provides troubleshooting steps when getting the Cannot Display the Web Page error.

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4.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.

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5. File and Printer Sharing Issues

  1. Move the mouse cursor to the upper right corner of the screen until the Charms Bar appears.
  2. Click Search.
  3. In the Search box, type homegroup.
  4. Click Settings below the Search box.
  5. Click Find and fix Problems with homegroup.
  6. Click Next and follow the prompts.

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6. How to Download and Install the Latest Dell™ Wireless Network Adapter Driver

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

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7. 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.

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8. Homegroups for Windows 8(8.1)

This article provides information on how to create a HomeGroup in Windows 8(8.1).

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9. The Network Adapter Still Cannot Connect

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

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Article ID: SLN293443

Last Date Modified: 03/30/2016 12:09 PM


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