ARCHIVED: In Windows 8.x, 7, or Vista, how do I manually set up a wired network connection?
Note: If you live in campus housing at Indiana University Bloomington or IUPUI, do not manually configure your computer to connect to the IU network; instead, use Get Connected.
To manually set up a wired network connection in Windows 8.x, 7, or Vista, follow the instructions below. For specific information on the settings you need to use to connect to the IUB or IUPUI network, see At IUB or IUPUI, what information will I need to configure my Internet software?
Note: For help navigating, see Getting around in Windows.
- From the notification area, right-click the network connection icon and select .
- In Windows 8.x and 7, click ; in Vista, click .
Local Area Connection Statusdialog box that appears, click . . In the
- Click to highlight , and then click .
- Select IP address of your computer. , and enter the
- Enter the correct code for the "Subnet Mask" field.
- Enter the correct information for the "Default Gateway" field.
- Enter the correct information in the "Preferred DNS Server" field and the "Alternate DNS Server" field.
- Click , and then select the tab. Click to add a new DNS server.
- Type your DNS domain, and then click . Click again, and type a second domain.
- Click the WINS number. Click again, and enter the secondary WINS number. tab. Click , and enter the correct primary
- Click three times.
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Last modified on 2014-07-29.
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