How to Create Network Connections


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 PanelNetwork and

InternetNetwork and Sharing CenterChange adapter settings.

For Windows XP, from the Start menu, choose My Network PlacesView 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 ProgramsAccessoriesCommand 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.


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  1. FerozAslam

    Most important basics for microsoft networking……………………..
    Thank you sir.

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