Network Location Awareness


Collects and stores network configuration and location information, and notifies applications when this information changes.

For example, a wireless computer roaming between physical networks can use NLA to determine the proper configuration based on information about its available network connection.
NLA also proves valuable when a multihomed computer has a physical connection to one network while also connected to another network through a dial-up connection or a tunnel.

  • Automatic
Default State:
  • Win8/Win7/Vista: Automatic.
  • WinXP: Manual.
  • Win2k3: Manual.
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