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Network Configuration

Definition - What does Network Configuration mean?

Network configuration is the process of setting a network's controls, flow and operation to support the network communication of an organization and/or network owner. This broad term incorporates multiple configuration and setup processes on network hardware, software and other supporting devices and components.

Network configuration is also known as network setup.

Techopedia explains Network Configuration

Network configuration allows a system administrator to set up a network to meet communication objectives. The process involves the following tasks::
  • Router configuration: Specifies the correct IP addresses and route settings, etc.
  • Host configuration: Sets up a network connection on a host computer/laptop by logging the default network settings, such as IP addressing, proxy, network name and ID/password, to enable network connection and communication.
  • Software configuration: Any network-based software, like an intrusion detection system (IDS), is allowed access and provided with the appropriate credentials to monitor network traffic..
Moreover, network configuration includes Internet/network sharing, software/application installation and firewall installation/configuration.

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