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Configuring DHCP on Windows Vista

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

Result: The Control Panel home window opens.

Screenshot of Vistacon1.

2. Click “View network status and tasks” located under Network and Internet.

Result: The Network and Sharing Center appears.

Screenshot of Vistacon2

3. Click “Manage network connections” located under Tasks on the left sidebar.

Result: The Network Connections window appears.

Screenshot of Vistacon3.

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

Result: The Local Area Connection Properties window appears.

Screenshot of Vistacon 4.

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

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

Screenshot of Vistacon 5

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

7. Click OK.

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

9. Reboot your computer.

You have successfully configured your PC to use DHCP.

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