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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:
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.
the Ethernet Card:
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.
TCP/IP to the Card:
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):
Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) enables dynamic addressing of devices
with IP addresses.
To configure your computer using Windows 9x OS do the following:
you are manually configuring for a fixed or static IP address, perform
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.
Note: You can also use these instructions to configure other computers on your network with manual or static