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Setting Up a DHCP Ethernet Connection in Windows

How do I set up a DHCP Ethernet connection in Windows?
  • You must log on to your computer with an account that has computer administrator privileges in order to complete these instructions.
  • You may need your Windows CD to complete these instructions.

To set up a DHCP Ethernet connection:

  1. Determine whether your computer is already configured to connect to the Internet. For instructions, see Verifying that Windows Is Connected to the Internet via Ethernet. If it is already configured, you do not need to complete the following steps.
  2. Click the Start button.
  3. Type: control panel
  4. As you type, results will appear and change. Select Control Panel.
  5. Click the Network and Internet link.
  6. Click the Network and Sharing Center link.
  7. In the left pane, click the Change adapter settings link.
  8. Right-click the icon of your local area connection.
  9. From the drop-down list, select Properties.
  10. Under This connection uses the following items:, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4).
  11. Click the Properties button.
  12. Select the Obtain an IP address automatically radio button.
  13. Select the Obtain DNS server address automatically radio button.
  14. Click the Advanced... button.
  15. Select the WINS tab.
  16. Under NetBIOS setting, select the Default: radio button.
  17. Click OK.
  18. Click OK.
  19. Click the Close button.
  20. Restart your computer.

Mon, 08/12/2013 - 3:50pm 36596 Views Article ID: 3345