Configure TCP/IP In Vista

When it comes to configuring TCP/IP addressing on your, you need to know that IP addresses can be dynamic or static. In other words, your computer can be assigned an IP address from a server running the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) service or you can manually configure a static IP address yourself. You will likely be using a DHCP server, which means you won’t have to make any configuration changes. Your network administrator or ISP will indicate whether you need to put in a static IP address and what parameters to use.

To configure a static IP address on your Windows Vista computer:

  1. Click Start and click Control Panel.
  2. Select Network and Internet, then Network and Sharing Center, and click Manage network connections from the list of tasks.
  3. Right click your local area connection and click Properties.
  4. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) from the list and click the Properties button.
  5. Select Use the following IP address.
  6. Enter in the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway information provided to you.
  7. Enter in the IP address of the DNS servers your computer will use.
  8. Click OK.

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