With Windows 10 you can have the possibility to setup most of the settings in two ways:
- old, good Control Panel way,
- new Settings way.
Most settings are accessible via both ways, but also most are configured differently in both cases.
The best example is network subnet configuration — a very key configuration parameter in a very key aspect of your PC (that is: access to network and Internet). It is expressed as “subnet mask” when configuring in Control Panel and “subnet prefix length” when using Settings. And it also accepts a way different values.
This is, of course, needed only, if you are connecting using static IP address. If you have DHCP server in your network, and it assigns dynamic IP addresses to your devices, you may safely skip this article.Read More “New way of providing network subnet prefix in Windows 10”