TCP/IP Configuration for Windows

Windows 95/98/Millenium

1.    Click on "Start" followed by "Settings" and then "Control Panel".

2.    Double click on the "Network" icon.

3.    Select "Network Adapter" and click on the "Add" button.

4.    Select "Protocol" and then click on the "Add" button.

5.    Select "Microsoft" and "TCP/IP".

6.    Select "Microsoft" and "TCP/IP".

7. Once the TCP/IP is installed, you need to configure or set up the TCP/IP properties. Select the TCP/IP and then click on the "Properties" button.

8.    Click on the "IP Address" tab and select "Obtain an IP address automatically".

9.    Click on the "DNS Configuration" tab and select "Disable DNS".

10.    Click on the "WINS Configuration" tab and select "Use DHCP for WINS Resolution".

11.    Click on the "Gateway" tab and remove any installed gateway and click on the "OK" button when done.

12.    Windows will start to load the TCP/IP files.

13.    Once it is finished, you will be prompted to restart Windows. Click "Yes" to shut down and restart Windows.

14.    When Windows has been restarted, test the TCP/IP configuration and connectivity as follows:
(i)    Click on "Start" icon on the Taskbar and select "Run".
(ii)    Under the Run window, type in "winipcfg.exe" in the "Open" field box and then click on the "OK" button.

15.    Windows will start to load the TCP/IP files.

Windows 2000

1.    From the Windows Taskbar, click on "Start", "Settings" and then "Network and Dial-up Connections".

2.    Click on "Local Area Connection".

3.    Click on "Properties".

4.    Verify that "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" is checked. Click on the 3rd tab "Properties" to go into TCP/IP settings.

5.    Choose "Obtain an IP address automatically" and "Obtain DNS server address automatically".

6.    "IP settings" should reflect that DHCP is enabled.

7.    Under the "DNS" tab, select "Append primary and connection specific DNS suffixes".

8.    Under the "WINS" tab, select "Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP".

9.    Click on "TCP/IP filtering".

10.    Under "TCP/IP Filtering", select "Permit All" for all three options.

11.    Launch your browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape 4.0 and above) to check whether you are able to surf the Internet.

12.    If you are unable to surf the Internet, verify that the TCP/IP settings are correct (see Steps 1 to 11). If the settings are correct, then click on "Start", "Programs", "Accessories" and then choose "Command Prompt".

13.    Type in "ipconfig /all" to verify whether you are able to obtain an IP address. (A typical example would be shown as above)

14.    If the IP address is 169.254.x.x or 192.168.x.x, then type in "ipconfig /release", followed by "ipconfig /renew". If you see "IP address renewed successfully", then type "EXIT" to go back to Windows 2000 Desktop. Launch your browser again to verify whether you are able to surf the Internet.

15.    If the IP address is 202.156.x.x and you are still unable to connect to the Internet, launch Microsoft Internet Explorer. Click on "Tools" then go to "Internet Options".

Note : The configuration screen shots below refer to Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.x and above.

16.    Click on "Connections" then go to "LAN settings".

17.    Ensure that none of the options reflected on the dialog box are selected.

18.    Click on "OK" to close the dialog box and launch your Microsoft Internet Explorer to verify whether you can surf the Internet. If you are still unable to surf the Internet, then launch the "Internet Connection Wizard" for Windows 2000 by either one of the following : (a) Click on "Start", "Programs", "Accessories" and followed by "Communications." (b) Do a right mouse click on "Internet Explorer" icon on the desktop, then go to "Properties", "Connection" and followed by "SETUP".

19.    Choose the option of setting up the Internet connection manually and then click on "Next".

20.    Choose the second option (connect through a LAN) above and click "Next".

21.    Ensure that none of the options reflected in the dialog box are selected and then click on "Next".

22.    Choose "No" and click on "Next".

23.    Select the option to connect to the Internet immediately and then click on "Finish".

24.    Launch Microsoft Internet Explorer to verify whether you are able to surf the Internet. Note : The configuration screen shots (instead of screenshots) below are refers to Netscape 4.0 and above

25.    Click on the menubar and select "Edit", then go to "Preferences".

26.    Click the "+" sign beside the word "Advanced" or you can double click on "Advanced".

27.    Highlight the option "Proxies". Select the option "Direct connection to the Internet". Click "OK" and proceed to surf the Internet.

Windows XP

1.    From the Windows Taskbar, click on "Start" and select "Control Panel".

2.    Click on "Network and Internet Connections".

3.    From the "Network and Internet Connections" window, click on "Network Connections".

4.    Click on "Local Area Connection".
Note: The name "Local Area Connection" is Windows default, but it may be different if you have renamed it.

5.    Click on "Properties".

6.    Ensure that "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" is checked. Click on "Properties" to go to TCP/IP settings.

7.    Choose "Obtain an IP address automatically" and "Obtain DNS server address automatically". Next click on "Advanced".  

8.    Under the "IP Settings" tab, "DHCP Enabled" should be shown. Ensure that "Automatic metric" is checked.

9.    Under the "DNS" tab, choose "Append primary and connection specific DNS suffixes". Verify that "Register this connection's addresses in DNS" is checked.

10.    Under the "WINS" tab, select "Default" for "NetBIOS setting".

11.    Under the "Options" tab, select "TCP/IP filtering" and click on "Properties".

12.    In the "TCP/IP Filtering" window, select "Permit All" for all the three options.

13.    Once all the above configurations are done, launch your Microsoft Internet Explorer to check whether you are able to surf the Internet.

14.    If you are unable to surf the Internet, verify that the TCP/IP settings are correct (see Steps 1 to 13).

15.    To check your IP address, click on "Start" from the Windows Taskbar and select "Run".

16.    Type "cmd" or "command" in the "Run" box.

17.    At the command prompt, type in "ipconfig /all".

18.    If the IP address is 169.254.x.x or 192.168.x.x, then type "ipconfig /release".

19.    Type "ipconfig /renew" to renew the IP address.

20.    Alternatively, you can also check your IP address by right clicking on the "LAN" icon on the system tray and click on "Status".

21.    Click on "Support" tab.

22.    Under the "Support" tab, you would be able to see the IP address being leased to your PC. Click on "Details…".

23.    From the "Network Connection Details" window, you would be able to see more detailed information of the IP address.

TCP/IP Configuration for Mac

Mac OS 8.x & 9.x

1.    Click on "Apple Menu" ("apple" icon on the top extreme left), followed by "Control Panels" and then "TCP/IP".

2.    Select "Ethernet" at "Connect Via", Select "Using DHCP server" at "Configure", Click on top left box to end configuration.

3.    Click on the "Save" button to apply the change.

Mac OS X

1.    To setup the TCP/IP, go to "Applications". Click on "System Preferences".

2.    Click on "Network" under "Internet & Network".

3.    Once in the "Network" window, select the "TCP/IP" tab. Perform the following:
(i)    Select "Built-in Ethernet" from the "Show" drop down menu.
(ii)    Select "Using DHCP" from the "Configure" drop down menu. Click the "Apply Now" button to save the changes.