Configuring Windows XP for Wired Res-Net and DHCP

To configure Windows for wired Res-Net access, first check if an ethernet card is installed:

  1. Click on Start and Control Panel
  2. Click on Performance and Maintenance, then System (at the bottom of the Performance and Maintenance window)
  3. Click on the Hardware tab of the System Properties and then the Device Manager button
  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)

Next, configure TCP/IP settings for DHCP:

  1. Click on the Start button and then Control Panel
  2. Click on Network and Internet connection, then Network Connection
  3. Right click on Local Area Connection, then right-click on Properties.
  4. In the Local Area Connection Properties window, make sure that Internet Protocols (TCP/IP) is checked
  5. Highlight Internet Protocols (TCP/IP) and click on the Properties button.
  6. Select Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically
  7. Click the Advanced button
  8. Click on the WINS tab, make sure nothing is present, if so, select it, and click Remove.
  9. NetBIOS setting should be set to Default
  10. Click on the Options tab, then select TCP/IP filtering in the Advanced TCP/IP Settings window
  11. Click the Properties button
  12. Make sure Enable TCP/IP filtering (All Adapters) is unchecked
  13. Then click the OK button on the TCP/IP filtering window
  14. Then click the OK button on the Advanced TCP/IP Settings window
  15. Then click the OK button on the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties window
  16. Then click the OK or Close button on the Local Area Connection Properties window
  17. You can now close the Network Connection window

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Last updated: 

December 02, 2012

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