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How to set up DHCP in Windows

  • First, check to see if TCP/IP is already pre-installed. 
  • To check:
    1. Open the Network and Dial-Up Connections folder (Click on the Start button, select the Settings menu, and select Network and Dial-Up Connections).
    2. Double-click the Local Area Connection icon.
    3. In the Configuration tab, check for a network component called Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). If it exists, skip to step 5. Otherwise, follow all the steps below.


  1. Open the Network and Dial-Up Connections folder and double click on Local Area Connection.
  2. Click on Properties, and then click on the Install button.
  3. Select Protocol, and then click Add.
  4. Choose Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) from the list and click OK. You should now be back at the Local Area Connection Properties window.
  5. Click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click on Properties.

  6. Select both, Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically.

  7. Click on Advanced... and then click on the DNS tab. Uncheck Register this connection's address in DNS.

  8. Click OK and OK again. You'll be back at Local Area Connection Properties, click OK one last time and reboot if prompted.

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