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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Windows Vista

Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/its/restech/networksetup/vista.html
  1. Click on the Start menu and select the Control Panel option.
  2. Double click the Control Panel and select the Network and Sharing Center icon.
    control panel
  3. Double click on the Manage network connection on the Tasks option
    manage network connection
  4. Right click on the Local Area 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.)
    local area connection
    • A User Account Control window will appear asking for your permission to continue. Just click Continue.
  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 Version 4(TCP/IP4). Highlight this option and select the Properties button.
    local area 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.
    Internet Protocol Version 4
  7. Under the IP Settings tab, be sure that 'DHCP Enabled' appears and that no gateways are listed under 'Default Gateways.'
    Advanced TCP/IP Settings
  8. Select the DNS tab and make sure that there are no DNS server addresses listed.
    Advanced TCP/IP Settings - DNS tab
  9. Select the WINS tab and make sure that no WINS addresses are listed.
    Advanced TCP/IP Settings - 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.