Updated: January 7, 2009
Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2
TCP/IP functions operate on every packet that is passed from the network adapter up to the TCP/IP stack. The functions allow for packet processing and data delivery to the application layer.
The following is a list of all aspects that are part of this managed entity:
TCP/IP configuration encompasses network settings, default gateway, and IP address (static or dynamic).
Network connectivity allows your computer to communicate with other hosts on your network and the Internet. Connectivity might be full (Internet and intranet), partial (local subnet only), or non-existent.
Network performance encompasses all aspects of data transfer performance, such as download and upload speeds, number of packets dropped versus packets delivered, and the round-trip time of connections.
These aspects of network performance might be affected by congestion in the network. In the case of wireless networks, signal attenuation, electromagnetic interference, and the mobility of the host also affect network performance.