If you want to solve a network issue, the Network Connections tool should be your first port of all. Here's how to get there.
Need to manage network connections on your Windows device? If so, the Windows Network Connections tool can help. This tool displays all your wired and wireless connections in one place, making it easy to identify and troubleshoot various connection issues on your device.
In this article, we’ll show you the various ways for opening the Windows Network Connections tool, and how you can check your network connection status on Windows.
The Run command dialog box offers an easy way for opening the Network Connections tool. To get started, here’s what you need to do:
An easy way to open the Network Connections tool is via the Start menu.
If you want a quick and simple way to access Windows system tools, try the Quick Access Menu.
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The Quick Access feature helps you easily access the Network Connections tool and other features like the Device Manager and more. As such, it's a great tool to have on hand if you want to access one of Windows' many diagnostics tools
Here’s how you can use the Quick Access Menu to open the Network Connections tool:
The Wi-Fi icon on your taskbar comes in handy when you want to configure some network-related issues. But that's not all—you can also use that icon to open the Network Connections tool. Here’s how:
Alternatively, you can open the Network Connections tool directly via the system settings. Here’s how:
The Command Prompt and PowerShell make it easy to troubleshoot a faulty Windows PC. Interestingly, these tools can also help you access a lot of the software programs on your device.
Here’s how you can open the Network Connections tool via the Command Prompt:
Alternatively, here’s how PowerShell can help you access the Network Connections tool:
The Control Panel is a reliable tool you can use for troubleshooting Windows system-related issues. This tool can also help you easily access most of the Programs on your Windows device.
Here’s how you can use the Control Panel to open the Network Connections tool:
In the next window, click Change adapter settings to open the Network Connections tool.
File Explorer’s address bar is an incredible tool that can help you access tonnes of Windows apps. Here’s how you can use this tool to open the Network Connections tool:
You can always rely on the Task Manager for analyzing system processes and monitoring performance. The Task Manager also helps you terminate active software programs with ease. But you might not be aware that this tool can also help you access various Windows software programs.
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Here’s how you can use the Task Manager to open the Network Connections tool:
You’re now able to easily access the Windows Network Connections tool.
There are some good reasons why you'd want to open the Network Connection Status window. This tool could be useful if you want to troubleshoot network issues, change your router's IP address, enable/disable IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6), and more.
But if you’re mainly interested in checking your connection status, here’s what you can do:
In the Command Prompt window, type any of the following commands and then press Enter. Each command should help you understand something about your current network connections.
If you want to find out more about other network connection commands, here’s what you can do:
There are instances where you’d need to troubleshoot connection problems or change your router's IP address. In such cases, the Windows Network Connections tool can help you out. If you want to easily access this tool, apply any of the methods we’ve covered.
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