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Configuring an IP address in Windows XP

[id : 210] [06/12/2005] [hits : 12344]


To access the network and Internet, your computer need to be properly configured. The steps below describe the steps to configure your network settings in Windows XP at the VUB.

1. Configure the TCP/IP procotol
- Click Start and select Control Panels
- Click on Network and Internet connections
- Click on Network connections
- Right-click Local Area Connection and select Properties
- Select Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click Properties
- Select the option Use the following IP address
- Enter your IP address in the IP address field
- Change the Subnet Mask to 255.255.255.0
- Enter the IP address of your gateway in Default Gateway field
- Select the option Use the following DNS server addresses
- Enter 134.184.250.7 in the Preferred DNS server field
- Enter 134.184.015.13 in the Alternate DNS server field
- Click OK to close the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) panel
- Click OK to activate your new settings and to close the Local Area Connection Properties panel

2. Configure your Network Identification
- Click Start and select Control Panels
- Click on Performance and maintenance
- Click on System
- Click on the Computer Name tab
- Click Change
- Enter the name of your machine in the Computer Name field
- Click More
- Enter vub.ac.be' in the Primary DNS suffix of this computer field
- Click OK to close the DNS Suffix and Netbios Name panel
- Click OK to close the Computer Name Changes (Windows XP) panel
- Click OK to activate your new settings and to close the System Properties panel

Windows will ask you to reboot the machine after which your network access should be established.

Peter Van Rossem - helpdesk@vub.ac.be

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