How do I set my network card to use DHCP to get an IP address?

Network Operations Center -- 8/19/2005

Follow these steps:

  • Click the Start button, select Settings, select Network Connections
  • Double click Local Area Connection. A Local Area Connection Status box will appear
  • Click the Properties tab on the bottom left corner of Local Area Connection Status box
  • Local Area Connection Properties box will appear. Scroll through the list and highlight (by clicking once) Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
  • Click Properties. Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties box will appear.
  • If it's not already selected click Obtain an IP address automatically
  • Also make sure Obtain DNS server address automatically is also selected
  • Click OK on the Internet Protocol TCP/IP Properties box
  • Click OK on the Local Area Connection Properties box
  • Click Close on the Local Area Connection Status box

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