Configure Network DHCP - Windows


To work on ResNet, your computer needs to be configured to use DHCP. If you used Cable or DSL at home, your computer may be configured improperly. This article serves as a guide for configuring the DHCP Settings for a computer running Windows.


  • Have a computer running Windows


  1. Click the Start circle at the bottom left of your screen. In the Search bar at the bottom, type "ncpa.cpl" and click on the link when it appears in the menu.
  2. Right-click on the Wireless Network Connection item and click Properties
    Note: If you are connecting to the wired network on the dorms instead of wireless, right-click on the Local Area Connection and hit properties instead
  3. Highlight the Internet Protocol Version 4 item in the list, and click the Properties button.​​​​​​​
  4. Make sure that Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically are both selected. Change them if one of both are not selected, and click OK.
  5. Close all open settings windows, and DHCP will be set up correctly.​​​​​​​

For assistance, contact the IS Service Desk.


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