Configuring Windows Vista for Wired Res-Net and DHCP

Check that an ethernet card is installed:

  1. Click on Start and Control Panel.
  2. Click on System and Maintenance.
  3. Click on Device Manager.
  4. Listed in the Device Manager window you should see Network adapters.
  5. Expand the Network adapters section and locate the installed network adapter(s).

Configure TCP/IP settings for DHCP:

  1. Click on the Start button and then Control Panel.
  2. Click on Network and Internet.
  3. Click on Network and Sharing Center.
  4. From the left-hand menu select Manage Network Connections.
  5. Right click on the Local Area Connection icon.
  6. Click on the Properties button.
  7. Click on Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IPv6) and click on Properties.
  8. Select Obtain IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server automatically.
  9. Click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/Ipv4) and click on Properties.
  10. Select Obtain IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server automatically.
  11. Click the Advanced button.
  12. Click on the WINS tab and set NETBIOS setting to Default.
  13. Click OK till all the windows are closed.
  14. Click Apply on the last windows and close it.
  15. You should be now connected to the network.

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Last updated: 

February 07, 2012

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