ARCHIVED: Manually setting up a wired network connection in Windows 8.x, 7, or Vista
Note: If you live in campus housing at Indiana University Bloomington or IUPUI, do not manually configure your computer to connect to the IU network; instead, use Get Connected.
To manually set up a wired network connection in Windows 8.x, 7, or Vista, follow the instructions below. For specific information on the settings you need to use to connect to the IUB or IUPUI network, see At IUB or IUPUI, what information will I need to configure my Internet software?
Note: For help navigating, see Getting around in Windows.
- From the notification area, right-click the network
connection icon and select
Open Network and Sharing Center.
- In Windows 8.x and 7, click
Change Adapter Settings; in Vista, click
Manage Network Connections.
Local Area Connection. In the
Local Area Connection Statusdialog box that appears, click
- Click to highlight
Internet Protocol Version 4 [TCP/IPv4], and then click
Use the following IP address, and enter the IP address of your computer.
- Enter the correct code for the "Subnet Mask" field.
- Enter the correct information for the "Default Gateway" field.
- Enter the correct information in the "Preferred DNS Server" field
and the "Alternate DNS Server" field.
Advanced..., and then select the
Add...to add a new DNS server.
- Type your DNS domain, and then click
Add...again, and type a second domain.
- Click the
Add..., and enter the correct primary WINS number. Click
Add...again, and enter the secondary WINS number.