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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Windows XP

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/its/restech/networksetup/xp.html
  1. Click on the Start menu and move the cursor over the Settings option.
  2. Select the Control Panel in the Settings menu. (For Windows XP users, the Control Panel may be located directly on the Start menu).
  3. Double click on the Network Connections icon in the Control Panel. (For Windows XP users, be sure to select the 'Switch to Classic View' option if it is not already selected).
    start menu
  4. Right click on the Ethernet connection displayed in the Network Connections Window and select the Properties option from the menu. (Common names for this connection are Ethernet, LAN, or Local Area Connection.)
    Network Connection
  5. In this properties window there will be a list of services and protocols associated with your network connection. Scroll through the list and find the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). Highlight this option and select the Properties button.
    Network Connection Properties
  6. In the TCP/IP Properties window, be sure to select the option for automatically obtaining an IP address and DNS server. After making these selections, click on the Advanced... button.
    Network Connection General Tab
  7. Under the IP Settings tab, be sure that 'DHCP Enabled' appears and that no gateways are listed under 'Default Gateways.'
    Network Connection Advanced IP Settings Tab
  8. Select the DNS tab and make sure that there are no DNS server addresses listed.
    Network Connection Advanced DNS Tab
  9. Select the WINS tab and make sure that no WINS addresses are listed.
    Network Connection Advanced WINS Tab
  10. Select OK to close the Advanced TCP/IP Settings window and the TCP/IP Properties window.
  11. Select Close to exit the Local Area Connection Properties window.
  12. Refer to the Registration section for additional setup instructions.