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Network settings such as adapter settings and services enable you to connect your computer to a network. If these settings are incorrect, network connectivity issues can occur.


To verify network adapter settings are correct, follow these steps:

A network adapter is a device that enables you to connect a computer to a network, these are most time inbuilt on to the motherboard or a separate PIC card. It is also known as a network interface card (NIC).


1. Right-click My Computer, click Properties, click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.


2. Double-click Network adapters, and then verify that the correct network adapter name is selected. If you do not know the name of your network adapter, don't worry. For now, just make sure that an adapter is selected.


3. Double-click the network adapter, and then verify that the "This device is working properly" message appears in the Device status box on the General tab. If you do not see this message, click Troubleshoot, and follow the directions.


4. After you confirm that the correct network adapter is selected and is working properly, you can close all the open dialog boxes.