Configuring TCPIP

Open the Network Connections folder from the Control Panel to configure TCP/IP. Right-click the network interface whose TCP/IP properties you want to change and then click Properties to open its property sheet. Double-click TCP/IP or select TCP/IP and click Properties to display the General property page (see Figure 15-4).

Figure 15-4: Use the General tab to set a static IP address or configure the server's IP address.

Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties

General |

You can get IP settings assigned automatical/ if your network supports this capabiity. Otherwise, you need to ask your network administrator for the appropriate IP settings.

i Obtain an IP address automatically -i* Use the following IP address: IP address: | 192 .168 . 0 .10

C obtah DNS server address aytomaticcfly Usgthe following DNS server addresses: preferred CW5 server: Alternate DNS server:

Use the following list as a guide to configure options:

+ Obtain an IP address automatically. Select this option to use DHCP to automatically obtain an IP address and other configuration properties.

+ Use the following IP address. Select this option if you need to assign a static IP address.

+ IP address. Specify a static IP address in dotted octet format. + Subnet mask. Specify the subnet mask for the interface in dotted octet format.

♦ Default gateway. Specify the default gateway your computer should use to route nonlocal IP traffic.

♦ Obtain DNS server addresses automatically. Select this option to automatically retrieve the list of DNS servers from a DHCP server. This option is available only if you obtain the IP address automatically.

♦ Use the following DNS server addresses. Select this option to statically assign DNS server IP addresses.

♦ Preferred DNS server. Specify the IP address of the DNS server you want to use by default for resolving host names to IP addresses.

♦ Alternate DNS server. Specify the IP address of the DNS server you want to use for resolving host names if the preferred DNS server is unavailable.

These properties are sufficient for computers connected in a small private network, but in most cases, you'll need to configure additional properties. Click Advanced on the General tab to access the Advanced TCP/IP Settings property sheet. The following sections explain the options on each property page.

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