Advice 1: How to check the network name

When sharing resources in the network each of them is assigned a personal name. It is indicated in different components of the operating system as a "network name" of this resource. In addition, the same term is often called the name of the wireless network that the access point Wi-Fi broadcasts to identify itself within the access adapter computers.
How to check the network name
Open Windows Explorer, if to know the network name of any folder in your computer that is used as a shared resource on the local network. To do this simply by pressing shortcut keys Win + R or double click icon "My computer" on your desktop. Navigate to the desired folder and click on its icon with the right mouse button will drop a context menu, where you need the bottom row ("Properties").
Open the tab "Access" and in the upper section ("Shared access to network files and folders") view entry in the row is placed below the heading "Network path:" - in there is the address of this folder in the local network. It begins with a network name of your computer and completes the network name for this share (folder). That is, the network name of this directory is everything in this line is to the right of the last slash.
In earlier versions of Windows (e.g. Windows XP) in the tab "Access" placed in a field "share Name", which placed the network name - here you can not only learn, but also to edit. In Windows 7 to do this, click "Advanced setup".
If you need to know the network name of the folder, printer, CD/DVD drive or any other shared resource on another computer in your local network, then browsing to it in Explorer, no need to open the properties window. The name that you will see will be the network name of all the users accessing through the network, see the network names of resources.
If you need to check the network name (SSID - Service Set IDentifier) of the access point Wi-Fi, any computer equipped with Wi-Fi adapter, and displays it in the list of available networks. Open this list by clicking on the network connection icon in the notification area of the taskbar.
If you want to know or change the assigned network name in the settings of the Wi-Fi device (router or modem), the specific method depends on the model. For example, for a router D-Link DIR-320 first load in the browser control panel (at - and log in. Then select in the left column of the line Wireless Setup and then click Manual Setup. Network name look in the section Wireless Network Settings, the box that says Wireless Network Name (Also called the SSID).

Advice 2: How to find network address

The network address (also called MAC address of a computer) can learn a few common ways. The easiest, of course, to know the network address of the computer, looking at the label or packaging of the network card. In the case where we are dealing not with a computer but with a laptop, you need to pay attention to the bottom of the device — there should be a sticker that lists the MAC address of all network interfaces. If there is no sticker on the bottom of the laptop it should be on the packaging. But what if the packaging or documentation for the network card is not preserved?
How to find network address

You can use the command ipconfig. To do this, go to "start menu" and choose "Run", typing in the field cmd. The console window appears black, it should type the command ipconfig/all. After that, the on-screen text looking for "local area Connection" (Ethernet adapter). The string "Physical address" and will represent the desired MAC address. If one computer has multiple network cards, the physical addresses in the list respectively, will also be several, one for each installed card. It is therefore necessary to select from the list the address of the card, which you are currently interested in.

There is another way of determining the network address of the computer that are considered the most effective, but at the same time very popular and commonplace. He is to use two commands - ping and arp. In this case, it first performs a ping target, and then the arp–a command. After executing this command, you will see a table. It will contain the MAC address of the adapter that you are interested in. This method is most commonly used in a conventional peer-to-peer network. The fact is that if the network is segmented and uses the routers to find the MAC address of the computer to learn will not work (will only know the network address of the router).


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