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Summary
Table 17-2: Windows 8 Networking Protocols
PROTOCOL NAME
FUNCTION
Client for Microsoft Networks
Used to access other shared resources on
your local network running the File and
Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks
protocol.
QOS Packet Scheduler
Used to provide traffic management on your
network for applications that support the
protocol.
File and Printer Sharing for
Microsoft Networks
Used to share your printer and files on your
computer with other computers on your local
network.
Microsoft Network Adapter
Multiplexor Protocol
Provides the ability to load balance between
two or more network cards.
Microsoft LLDP Protocol Driver
Used to create the network map used in
the Network browser and Networking and
Sharing Center.
Link Layer Topology Discovery
Mapper I/O Driver
Used to discover other computers connected
to your local network.
Link Layer Topology Responder
Used to identify your computer to other
computers connected to your local network.
Internet Protocol Version 6
(TCP/IPv6)
New version of the IPv4 protocol that is not
very widespread. Unless you are connected to
an IPv6 network (most of you are not), you can
safely disable this protocol.
Internet Protocol Version 4
(TCP/IPv4)
Primary network communication protocol. Do
not disable this protocol.
For optimal speed configuration, disable all protocols except for Internet
Protocol Version 4. Note, however, that by doing so you will no longer be able
to share or access shared files and resources, and certain programs and features
that rely on other protocols may not work.
Also keep in mind that if you have multiple network adapters in your
computer—such as a wireless adapter, a wired network adapter, and a dial-up
modem—you have to repeat the preceding instructions for each device.
Summary
This completes the final chapter in Part III, “Increasing Your System’s Performance.”
I have covered speeding up every aspect of Windows 8, from the moment you
press the power button to using your most frequent applications. In this chapter,
 
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