Quickly Open Network Connections in Windows 7 or Vista

In Windows XP we can easily find network connections by right clicking on connection icon and select “open network connections“. But finding network connection in Windows 7 or Vista is bit different from XP. So lets see how we can easily open network connections from run or command line, also how to create shortcut to open network connections.

Open network connections from run in Windows 7 or Vista

Press Windows Key + R type ncpa.cpl in Run window and hit Enter


Open network connections from command line


Press Windows + R  type “cmd” and hit enter


This will open command prompt, type this command “ncpa.cpl” and hit enter.

Create shortcut to open network connections in Windows 7 or Vista


Right click on desktop, Click New and select Create Shortcut

Create New Shortcut


Type ncpa.cpl in the text field and press Next button


Type the name of network connections shortcut and press Finish button


Now double click on shortcut that you have created on desktop to open network connections

2 comments… add one

Ola March 31, 2010, 5:02 am

very nice article about network connections in windows 7.

Ponum March 31, 2010, 5:40 am

thanks for these windows 7 guidelines.

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