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Configuring DHCP on Windows XP

1. From the Start menu click on the Control Panel.

Result: The Control Panel window opens.

Screenshot of XP Control Panel

2. Double click on the Network Connections icon.

Result: The Network and Dial-Up Connections windows appears.

Screenshot of XP PlacProperties

3. Right Click on the Local Area Connection icon and choose Properties.

Result: The Local Area Connection Properties window appears.

Screenshot of XP PlacProperties

4. Highlight the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click the Properties button.

Result: The Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties windows appears.

Screenshot of XP TCPIP Properties

5. Select "Obtain an IP address Automatically" and "Obtain DNS server address automatically."

6. Click OK

7. Click OK and close all other windows you have open.

8. Reboot your computer.

You have successfully configured your PC to use DHCP.

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