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Wired Networking for the Businesses


Wired Networking for Businesses

Click from the list below if the computer will be on a Windows Workgroup based network or Domain.

Note:
  • A Windows Workgroup based network is where computers and printers are each assigned to the same workgroup name, which allows them to communicate with each other and share resources. There is no central administration. Each file or folder to be shared must be configured as such on that very machine.
  • A domain is defined a set of workstations and servers that share a security account manager database and can be administered from a central location as a group. A user with an account in a particular network domain can log onto and access his or her account from any system in the domain.

Table of Contents:

  1. The Computer Will be on a Windows Workgroup
  2. The Computer Will be on a Domain


Option 1. The Computer Will be on a Windows Workgroup

  1. Setting up a Wired Network
  2. How to add a Computer to a Workgroup
  3. Internet Explorer Cannot Display the Webpage
  4. Setting up File and Printer Sharing
  5. How to Assign a Networked Printer a Static IP Address
  6. File and Printer Sharing Issues
  7. How to Download and Install the Latest Dell™ Network Adapter Driver
  8. How to Find Out Which Network Adapter Is in Your Dell™ Computer
  9. Internet Firewall Issues and FAQ's
  10. The Network Adapter Still Cannot Connect


1 Setting up a Wired Network

Notice:
For additional resources to help resolve issues not covered under Dell's limited hardware warranty, click here.
This article provides information on what is needed to set up a wired network with a single router.

"Setting up a home network"
Note:
  • If your office has more than 50 people connecting to the network, more than one router or switch will be needed.
  • If your office is large (has several thousand square feet or meters), is on more than one floor or has more than 300 feet or 100 meters between your router or switch and the furthest computer, more than one router or switch will be needed.

    In either case a professional installer should be contacted.
  • For more information on what networking hardware would be needed, refer to "Networking Hardware" (English only).

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2 How to add a Computer to a Workgroup

This article provides information on how to add a computer to a Workgroup

"Join or create a workgroup"
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3 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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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.

"Networking home computers running different versions of Windows"
Notice:
For additional resources to help resolve issues not covered under Dell's limited hardware warranty, click here.
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5 How to Assign a Networked Printer a Static IP Address

For more information on how to assign a networked printer a static IP address for your specific printer, browse to the Online User's Guide. Click the model of your printer, then click Manuals. Select the preferred language. Click View next to Setup Guide or User's Guide.
Notice:
For additional resources to help resolve issues not covered under Dell's limited hardware warranty, click here.
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6 File and Printer Sharing Issues
This will show you how to start the Microsoft Troubleshooter that will help determine why files and folders cannot be shared.



  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.
Notice:
For additional resources to help resolve issues not covered under Dell's limited hardware warranty, click here.
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7 How to Download and Install the Latest
Dell™ Network Adapter Driver

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

How to Download and Install a Driver
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8 How to Find Out Which Network Adapter
Is in Your Dell™ Computer

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

How Do I Determine the Components in a Dell™ Computer?
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9 Internet Firewall Issues and FAQ's

This article provides information on the Windows firewall.

"Firewall: frequently asked questions"
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10 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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Option 2. The Computer Will be on a Domain

  1. Setting up a Wired Network
  2. How to add a Computer to a Domain
  3. Internet Explorer Cannot Display the Webpage
  4. Setting up File and Printer Sharing
  5. How to Assign a Networked Printer a Static IP Address
  6. File and Printer Sharing Issues
  7. How to Download and Install the Latest Dell™ Network Adapter Driver
  8. How to Find Out Which Network Adapter Is in Your Dell™ Computer
  9. Internet Firewall Issues and FAQ's
  10. The Network Adapter Still Cannot Connect


1 Setting up a Wired Network
  • Due to the complexity involved in setting up a network when your office has more than 500 people connecting to the network, more than one switch will be needed.
  • If your office is large (has several thousand square feet or meters), is on more than one floor or has more than 300 between your router or switch and the furthest computer, more than one router or switch will be needed.

    In either case a professional installer should be contacted.
  • For more information on how to set up a LAN, refer to "Overview of Deploying a Wired LAN" (English only).
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2 How to add a Computer to a Domain

This article provides information on how to add a computer to a Domain

"Connect your computer to a domain"
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3 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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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.

"Networking home computers running different versions of Windows"
Notice:
For additional resources to help resolve issues not covered under Dell's limited hardware warranty, click here.
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5 How to Assign a Networked Printer a Static IP Address
For more information on how to assign a networked printer a static IP address for your specific printer, browse to the Online User's Guide. Click the model of your printer, then click Manuals. Select the preferred language. Click View next to Setup Guide or User's Guide.
Notice:
For additional resources to help resolve issues not covered under Dell's limited hardware warranty, click here.
Back to Top

6 File and Printer Sharing Issues

This will show you how to start the Microsoft Troubleshooter that will help determine why files and folders cannot be shared.



  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.
Notice:
For additional resources to help resolve issues not covered under Dell's limited hardware warranty, click here.
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7 How to Download and Install the Latest
Dell™ Network Adapter Driver

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

How to Download and Install a Driver
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8 How to Find Out Which Network Adapter
Is in Your Dell™ Computer

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

How Do I Determine the Components in a Dell™ Computer?
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9 Internet Firewall Issues and FAQ's

This article provides information on the Windows firewall.

"Firewall: frequently asked questions"
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10 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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ID articolo: SLN101660

Data ultima modifica: 04/04/2016 09:30


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