Procedure : Conﬁgure TCP/IP
To conﬁgure TCP/IP in Windows 7 or Windows XP:
1. Determine whether you will use manual or automatic addressing. If you are going to manually assign the IP addressing information, obtain the following required information:
- IP address
- Subnet mask
- Default gateway address (if necessary)
- Preferred and alternate DNS server addresses (if necessary)
2. Verify that the network adapter card is installed, and install the network drivers if necessary.
3. Log on as a user with administrative permissions.
4. Open Network Connections.
For Windows 7, from the Start menu, choose Control Panel→Network and
Internet→Network and Sharing Center→Change adapter settings.
For Windows XP, from the Start menu, choose My Network Places→View Network Connections.
5. Right-click Local Area Connection and choose Properties.
6. For Windows 7, select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click Properties.
For Windows XP, select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties.
7. Conﬁgure the TCP/IP properties.
- Automatic conﬁguration is the default setting. If you are conﬁguring the
computer to use either DHCP or APIPA, verify that Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically are selected.
- For manual conﬁguration, select Use the following IP address and type in
the IP address and subnet mask. Optionally, type in a default gateway
address, a preferred DNS server address, and an alternate DNS server address (if available).
8. Click OK to save your conﬁguration changes.
9. Click Close to close the dialog box.
10. Close Network Connections.
11. Verify the TCP/IP conﬁguration.
a. From the Start menu, choose All Programs→Accessories→Command Prompt.
b. Enter ipconfig /all.
c. Verify that the TCP/IP addressing parameters are correct.
12. Use ping IP address of another system to test TCP/IP connectivity.
You should receive four successful replies from the remote system.
13. Close the Command Prompt window.