Setting up dynamic Ethernet (DHCP) on Windows

This document explains how to configure a dynamic wired Internet connection, also known as a DHCP connection, on Windows computers. Instructions are included for Windows 7 and Windows 8. Instructions also work with Windows 10.

  1. Open the Start Menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Select Network and Sharing Center (if it is not visible, change the View by: to Small icons).
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  4. Select Change adapter settings on the left panel.
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  6. Select Local Area Connection or Ethernet, and select Properties from the pop up menu.
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  8. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), then click Properties.
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  10. Check Obtain an IP address automatically.
  11. Check Obtain DNS server address automatically.
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  13. Click OK to close the Internet Protocol (TCP/IPv4) Properties window.
  14. Click OK to close the Local Area Connection Properties window.

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Keywords:wired internet dhcp Ethernet   Doc ID:62260
Owner:IT Support Center .Group:Northwestern
Created:2016-03-27 15:29 CSTUpdated:2017-08-07 15:19 CST
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