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Double-clickontheNetworkStatusiconinthesystemtray.

Double-clickontheNetworkandSharingCentericonin

ControlPanel.

ClickontheNetworkandSharingCenterbuttononthe

toolbarwhenviewingyournetwork,asshowninFigure

3.15.



Figure3.15.AccessingtheNetworkand

SharingCenterviatheNetworkwindow.



ClickheretoopentheNetworkandSharingCenter.



TouringtheNetworkandSharingCenter

AsyoucanseeinFigure3.16,theNetworkandSharingCenter

providesvisualdiagramsandmapsofyourhomeoroffice

network.Thefullmapthat'saccessiblefromthiscenter

providesaneasywaytoaccessanysharedresourcesofother

PCsanddevicesonthenetwork.

Figure3.16.ExampleoftheNetworkandSharingCenter.



Depictionofthenetwork



Clickheretocustomizethenetworksettings.



Sharinganddiscoverystatus



JustbelowthenetworkmapintheNetworkandSharingCenter,

youcanviewandaccessyourconnectioninformation.The

Customizelinkallowsyoutochangethenameofthenetwork

connection,thetype(privateorpublic),andtheicongivento

thenetworkconnection,suchasthebenchyouseeinFigure

3.16.

Next,you'reprovidedwiththestatusofallthemainsharing

anddiscoverysettingsandtheabilitytomakequickchanges,

whichisabigenhancementfromXP.

Anotherexceptionalimprovementisthesetoflinks(seeFigure



3.17)atthebottomofthewindow,showingallthefilesand

foldersyouraccountandcomputeraresharingonthenetwork.

Figure3.17.LinksinNetworkandSharingCenter.



Clicktheselinkstoseewhatyou'resharing.



Asafinalpoint,thetaskspaneontheleftsideofthewindow

providesaccesstofamiliarconnectivitysettingsandtasks,as

wellasashortcuttotheInternetOptionsandWirelessFirewall

settings.



NewNetworkClassificationScheme

InWindowsVista,thefirsttimeyouconnecttoanetwork,you

mustclassifyitslocation/type:Home,Work,orPublic(see

Figure3.18).

Figure3.18.Exampleofpop-upwindowtoclassify

networktype.



[Viewfullsizeimage]



Thisnewschemeisextremelyusefulasitautomatically

modifiestheappropriatenetworksettingsbaseduponthe

locationtypeyouchoose.Forexample,supposeyouconnectto

theWi-Fihotspotatyourlocalcafé;youwouldchoosePublic

location.Then,Vistawillautomaticallydisableallnetwork

discoveryandsharingtoprotectyourdocumentsandprivacy

whileontheunsecurednetwork.Then,supposeyouwentback

homeandconnectedtoyourhomenetwork,naturallyclassified

asaHomelocation.WindowsVistawouldthenallownetwork

discoveryandsharingbecauseyoutrusttheotherusersonthe

network.

Note

SSIDisasequenceof32orfewerlettersand/or

numbersthatidentifiesyourwirelessnetwork.



Asalow-levelsecuritymeasure,somewireless

networkadministrators(inhomesandbusinesses)

chosenottobroadcasttheirSSID.Thisprevents

theaveragePCuserwithWindowsXPfromeven

knowingthattheirnetworkexists,andhidesthe

SSIDfromWindowsVistausers.



SupportforNonbroadcastingWirelessNetworks

WindowsVistamakesiteasiertousewirelessnetworksthatdo

notbroadcasttheirServiceSetIdentifier(SSID),alsoknownas

thenetworkname.InWindowsXP,thesetypesofnetworks

didn'tappearonthelistofavailablewirelessnetworks;

however,theynowappearasunnamednetworksinWindows

Vista,asshowninFigure3.19.

Figure3.19.ExampleofhiddenWi-Finetworksonthe

Vistanetworklist.



UnnamedwirelessnetworksappearinVista.



Insteadofhavingtomanuallyaddanonbroadcastingwireless

networktothepreferrednetworklisttoconnect,allyouhaveto

doinVistaisselecttheUnnamedNetwork,clickConnect,and

entertheSSIDwhenprompted(andenterthesecuritykeyif

encryptionisenabled).

Youmightthinkthatthisdegradesthesecuritythathidden

networksoffer;however,theSSIDisstillneededtoconnectto

thenetwork.Inaddition,notbroadcastingyourSSIDdoesn't

offerawholelotofsecurityanyway.



21.InstantSearchandInternetExplorer

7

WindowsVistaoffersbettersearchingmethodsthananyother

previousversionofWindows.TheInstantSearchfeatureallows

youtosearchthroughaprebuiltindexorcatalogofdefined

areasofyourcomputer,suchasdocuments,programs,email

messages,webfavorites,andhistory.Thismethodallowsfor

muchquickerresults.Infact,thenewsearchfeaturesareso

good,it'sprobablethatyou'llfindwhatyouarelookingfor

beforeyou'reevendonetypingakeywordintotheSearchbox.

YoucanuseInstantSearchviamanylocationsandWindows

applications,suchas:

Startmenu

WindowsExplorerandComputer

WindowsPhotoGallery(seeFigure3.20)



Figure3.20.InstantSearchboxinPhoto

Gallery.



TypeyoursearchtermshereandpressEnter.



FormoreinformationonusingInstantSearch,see#81,

"SearchfromtheStartMenu."

InternetExplorer7alsooffersanewsearchmethod,calledLive

Search,forInternetsearching.Thisfeaturemakesitpossibleto

searchmanydifferentsearchenginesfromonefield(seeFigure

3.21).Notonlycanyouaddpopulargeneralsearchengines

(Google,Yahoo!,andsoon),youcanaddvirtuallyanywebsite

thathassearchfunctionality.Thisoffersaveryconvenientway

tosearchthroughyourfavoritesites.

Figure3.21.ExampleofusingLiveSearchinInternet

Explorer7.



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