ResNet (Windows) - Network Configuration

This document describes how to manually configure Windows to work with ResNet.

Windows 8

  1. Move your mouse to the left-hand corner to make the Start icon appear. Click on the icon to open the start menu.

  2. Start Icon

  3. Type Network and Sharing to bring up the search box. No results will appear initially.

    Type Networking and Sharing

  4. Select Settings from the right-side context bar. Click on Network and Sharing Center.

    Select Settings

  5. This will open Network and Sharing Center. Under Connections, click on Ethernet.

    Network and Sharing

  6. This will open the Ethernet Status window. Click on Properties in the lower left.

    Ethernet Status

  7. Under the box that says This connection uses the following items:, find Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4). Click it once to select it, and then click the box that says Properties.

    Ethernet Connection Properties

  8. In the box that appears, ensure that Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically are selected. Select OK to save your settings.

Windows 7

  1. Click on Start, then select Control Panel.

    Click Start, then select Control Panel.

  2. Under Network and Internet, click View network status and tasks.

    Click View network status and tasks.

  3. Click on Local Area Connection.

    Click on Local Area Connection.

  4. Click Properties.

    Click Properties.

  5. In order to properly communicate with the network, Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) should be installed and listed, as shown below.

    Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) should be listed.

    If Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) is not listed, it needs to be installed.

    • Click Install.
    • Select Protocol and click Add.
    • Select Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4) and click OK.
    • Click Yes to reboot your computer, then begin the configuration process again with step 1.

  6. Double click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) to bring up the TCP/IP settings window.

    To connect to ResNet, the Local Area Connection must be set up Obtain IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server addres automatically as shown below.

    TCP/IP Settings

Windows Vista

  1. Click on Start Start menu in Vista, right-click on Network, and select Properties

    If the Start menu has been changed from the default Vista Start menu to the Classic Start menu, click Start, Settings, and then Network Connections. Skip to Step 4.

  2. This will bring up the Network and Sharing Center, as shown below. Click on Manage Network Connections to reveal the list of available network connections.

    The Network and Sharing Center

  3. Then right-click on the relevant Local Area Connection (as shown below) and select Properties. If the Local Area Connection does not appear, the network adapter may need to be reinstalled.

    The available network connections

  4. In order to properly communicate with the network, Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) should be installed and listed, as shown below.

    The local area connection properties

    If Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) is not listed, it needs to be installed.

    • Click Install.
    • Select Protocol and click Add.
    • Select Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4) and click OK.
    • Click Yes to reboot your computer, then begin the configuration process again with step 1.
  5. Double-click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) to bring up the TCP/IP settings window.

    To connect to ResNet, the Local Area Connection must be set up Obtain IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically as shown below.

    TCP/IP settings

Windows XP

Configure a network connection
  1. Click on the Start menu and select Control Panel. (Or on Classic Start menu, select Settings then Control Panel.)
  2. Inside the Control Panel window, select Network and Internet Connections, then click on Network Connections. (In Classic View, Network Connections icon shows up when Control Panel window is opened.)
  3. Right-click on Local Area Connection and select Properties.
  4. Note: If "Local Area Connection" is not listed, your ethernet card is not currently detected by Windows XP, use the Add/Remove Hardware control panel to install your Ethernet card for use with Windows XP.

  5. Click the General tab and make sure that the list of installed components includes Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).

    Local Area Connection Properties

    If Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is not listed:

    1. Click Install.
    2. Select Protocol and click Add.
    3. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click OK.
    4. Click Yes to reboot your computer, then begin the configuration process again with step 1.
  6. Highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) by clicking on it once (do not uncheck it!) and click the Properties button.
  7. Ensure that Obtain IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically are selected.

    TCP/IP Properties

Common Problems

If both Ethernet and dial-up connections are configured on a Windows XP PC, Windows XP will prompt the user to select which Dial-Up Connection to use when an Internet application is started. To force Windows XP to use the Ethernet connection:

  1. Click on the Start menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Click on Network and Internet Connections, and select Internet Options.
  3. In the "Internet Properties" window, click the Connections tab.
  4. Select the radio button labeled Never dial a connection, and click OK.

See Also:




Keywords:resnet windows xp professional home configuration ethernet winxp internet network card setup configure tcp/ip tcpip never dial vista 7   Doc ID:1676
Owner:Mike C.Group:UW Housing
Created:2002-08-19 19:00 CDTUpdated:2015-08-24 21:35 CDT
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