Identifying Local Network Characteristics



In this activity, you will identify your computer’s network protocol, address, and name.

How You Do It

1.      Determine the protocol in use on your system.    

a. Verify that the Network Connections window is open.

b. In the Network Connections window, right-click Local Area Connection and choose Properties.

c. In the This connection uses the following items list, verify that Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) is listed.


d. To close the Local Area Connection Properties dialog box, click OK.

2.      View the TCP/IP information assigned  to your network card.    

a. Right-click Local Area Connection and choose Status.

b. Click Details.

c. In the Network Connection Details dialog box, view the IPv4 Address, IPv4 Subnet Mask, and IPv4 Default Gateway information.


d. Click Close twice.

3.      Determine your network name.

a. On the Start menu, right-click Computer and choose Properties.

b. On Windows systems, the host name is the same as the computer name assigned at installation. In the Computer name, domain, and workgroup settings section, observe the name and the full name assigned to the computer.


c. Close all the open windows.

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