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Platinum Edition Using® Microsoft® Windows® XP by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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Advanced Network Options

There are several networking options not covered thus far because they're not usually needed in a standard network setup. In this section I'll discuss these options.

Adapters and Bindings

You can control which protocols and services are associated with each network adapter using the check boxes on each adapter's properties page. For example, you can uncheck Client for Microsoft Networking and File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks on a network adapter that is used only to connect to a broadband Internet modem, to gain additional security above that provided by the Internet Connection Firewall.

You can also monitor and modify all network bindings in one place with the Adapters and Bindings dialog. To view this, ...

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