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