Please note, support for Windows XP ends April of 2014. Please find more information here.
Follow the instructions for the appropriate operating system:
- Click the Start button, and select the Control Panel. (image)
- In the Control Panel window, choose the Network Connections icon. (image)
- In the Network Connections window, right-click the Local Area Connection icon and select Properties. (image)
- In the Local Area Connection Properties window, click the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) option and select Properties. (image)
- In the TCP/IP Properties window, click the option Obtain an IP address automatically. (image)
- Click the Advanced button. In the Advanced TCP/IP Settings window, remove any Default gateway entries. (image)
- Click the DNS tab, remove any DNS server address and DNS Suffix entries. Make sure the option Append primary and connection specific DNS suffixes is selected. (image)
- Click the WINS tab, remove any WINS address entries. (image)
- Click Ok and follow the on-screen instructions to restart the computer.
Macintosh OS X
*Note that you may have to type in the system administrator password to make modifications to the system preferences.
- Click on the Apple logo in the upper left corner and select System Preferences.
- Click on the Network icon found either on the top row of the screen or from the Internet & Networking area of system preferences. (image)
- Select the device that you want to configure and click Configure. This will bring up the configuration page for the device. (image)
- Click on the tab labeled tcp/ip which will bring up the tcp/ip configuration. (image)
- From the drop down menu located next to "configure IPv4" select Using DHCP. (image)
- Click Apply Now. You have now configured the chosen interface for DHCP.