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One of the major changes in Windows Vista is the introduction of the Network and Sharing Center. Even if it is very well structured and quite easy to use, some users still might have some trouble in accommodating to it. Configuring your network settings is easier than ever but even so, finding some configuration options might be a difficult task if you are accustomed with Windows XP.
For example, accessing your network connection status is not as straightforward as it is in Windows XP.
In Windows XP, you just have to double click on the appropriate network icon from the taskbar and the Network Connection Status is opened.
In the General tab you see details such as the network speed or the packets that are being sent and received.
If you click on the Support tab you can see your IP address and Subnet Mask.
In Windows Vista, if you double click on the network icon you will see a list with the networks you are connected to.
To access the Network Connection Status, click on the Network and Sharing Center link.
Here you will see a more detailed list with the networks you are connected to. Click on the View status link for the network you want to check.
The Network Connection Status window will open. As you can see, it is a bit different in comparison with Windows XP.
The main difference is that the Support tab no longer exists. However you can still see details such as your IP address, Subnet Mask and so on. All you have to do is click on the Details button and you will have access to even more information than before.
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