Windows Operating Systems

Select your Windows operating system below.

While on the desktop:

  1. Click on Start > Settings > Control Panel
  2. Double-click Network and Dial-up Connections
  3. Right-click on the Local Area Connection then left-click Properties
  4. Click the Networking tab at the top of the window and select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP), then click Properties.
  5. Select Obtain an IP Address Automatically (if it is not already selected)
  6. Click OK and click OK again to close the Control Panel.
  7. Restart your computer.

While on the desktop:

  1. Click the Windows button (formerly the Start button) and choose Control Panel.
  2. Click Network and Sharing Center in the Network and Internet category.
  3. Click Change adapter settings.
  4. Right-click your Local Area Connection and click Properties (if a User Account Control window appears, click Continue).
  5. Click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) (but do not uncheck the checkbox) and click Properties. Select Obtain an IP Address automatically (if it is not already selected).
  6. Click OK then click Close and close the Network Center.
  7. Restart your computer.

While on the desktop:

  1. Click on Start > Settings > Control Panel.
  2. Double-click on Network and click on the TCP/IP that is associated with your Network Interface Card (NIC).
  3. Click Properties (if you get a warning that you are about to change TCP/IP properties, click OK).
  4. Click the  IP Address tab near the top of the window. (If Obtain an IP address automatically is not selected, click in the circle to the left of the option to select it.)
  5. Click OK > OK, and close the Control Panel.
  6. Restart your computer.

While on the desktop:

  1. Click the Windows button and click Control Panel.
  2. Click Network Center and find your Local Area Connection (normally under the Network Details section of the Network Center). Then click View Status.
  3. Click Properties (if a User Account Control Window appears, select Continue).
  4. Click Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) (but do not uncheck the checkbox) and click Properties.
  5. Select Obtain an IP Address automatically (if it is not already selected).
  6. Click OK and then Close and close the Network Center.
  7. Restart your computer.

While on the desktop:

  1. Click Start > Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Network Settings and right-click the Local Area Connection; then click Properties.
  3. Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties; then select Obtain an IP Address Automatically (if it is not already selected).
  4. Click OK, click OK and close Network Settings.
  5. Restart your computer.
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