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TCP/IP Addressing

TCP/IP is the networking protocol software that allows your computer(s) to communicate with the Internet through individual address identification.  The TCP/IP software must be installed on each computer and “bound” to the Network Interface Card (NIC).   Then each computer must be configured with appropriate TCP/IP addressing parameters to allow for automatic (“Dynamic”) Ethernet IP address assignment by the DHCP server on your network or you must assign a static Ethernet IP address and the appropriate gateway and DNS IP address parameters to your NIC.

Configuring TCP/IP for Windows 95/98:

Be sure the TCP/IP protocol is installed and configured on your computer.  Configuring TCP/IP on a Windows 95/98 machine requires an Ethernet card (also known as a Network Interface Card (NIC) or Adapter) with the TCP/IP protocol "bound" to the Adapter or card.  For installation information, refer to the instructions accompanying your Ethernet card or PC and the note below. 

Installing the Ethernet Card:  

Turn off the computer. Install the Ethernet card. Reboot the computer. In almost every case, Windows 9x will automatically detect the card and load the appropriate driver.  If Windows can not determine which driver to use, you should consult the documentation that came with the card or contact the card's manufacturer.

 Binding TCP/IP to the Card:

 Go to Start Menu/Settings/Control Panels and double click on the Network icon.  Your Ethernet card should appear in the list of installed components. From the Network Control Panel screen, click on Add, select Protocol, and click Add again. Under Manufacturers select Microsoft. Under Network Protocols select TCP/IP. Click OK. Windows 9x may ask you for the Operating System CD or floppy disks to load the protocol. After the protocol is bound to the card, reboot your computer.

 

Dynamic Configuration (recommended):

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) enables dynamic addressing of devices with IP addresses.  To configure your computer using Windows 9x OS do the following: 

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Go to the Start button, then Menu/Settings/Control Panel and double click the Network icon.

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Under Network go to Components Installed, select TCP/IP (for your NIC adapter).  Then select Properties.

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This will bring you to the TCP/IP Properties screen. Select the IP Address tab.  Click "Obtain an IP address automatically".

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Click on the DNS Configuration tab. Click Disable DNS.

DNS will be assigned by the router with DHCP

5.

Click OK in this window, and the next window.  When prompted, reboot the computer.

 

Static Configuration (optional):

If you are manually configuring for a fixed or static IP address, perform the following:

Note: You can also use these instructions to configure other computers on your network with manual or static IP addresses. Be sure each computer on your network has its own IP address.

 

1.

Go to Start Menu/Settings/Control Panels and double click the Network icon. From the Network

components list, select the Configuration tab.

2.

Under Network go to Components Installed, select TCP/IP (for your NIC adapter).  Then select Properties.

3.

In the TCP/IP Properties screen (shown below), select the IP Address tab.  Click “Specify an IP Address.” Enter the following:

IP Address: 192.168.1.2 Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0, or for 12-user models 255.255.255.240

This address is only an example of one that can be used to configure you PC. Your network administrator may assign you a different IP address and subnet mask.

4.

Click on the Gateway tab.

Under “New gateway,” enter the IP address assigned by your network administrator for your Internet gateway. Click Add.  

5.

Click on the DNS Configuration tab. Click Enable DNS.

Enter the following information:

Host: Type the name you want to give to this computer.

Domain: Type your domain name. If you don't have a domain name, you can leave blank.

DNS Server Search Order: Type the primary DNS IP address given to you by your network administrator.

Click Add: Repeat this process for the secondary DNS. 

Domain Suffix Search Order: Enter the same domain name you entered above.

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Click OK in this window, and the next window.  When prompted, reboot the computer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Note: You can also use these instructions to configure other computers on your network with manual or static