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Manually setting up a wired network connection in Windows

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, Vista, or XP, follow the instructions below. For specific information on the settings you need to use to connect to the IUB or IUPUI network, see Internet configuration settings for IUB and IUPUI

Note: For help navigating, see Getting around in Windows.

Windows 8.x, 7, and Vista

  1. From the notification area, right-click the network connection icon and select Open Network and Sharing Center.

  2. In Windows 8.x and 7, click Change Adapter Settings; in Vista, click Manage Network Connections.

  3. Double-click Local Area Connection. In the Local Area Connection Status dialog box that appears, click Properties.

  4. Click to highlight Internet Protocol Version 4 [TCP/IPv4], and then click Properties.

  5. Select Use the following IP address, and enter the IP address of your computer.

  6. Enter the correct code for the "Subnet Mask" field.

  7. Enter the correct information for the "Default Gateway" field.

  8. Enter the correct information in the "Preferred DNS Server" field and the "Alternate DNS Server" field.

  9. Click Advanced... , and then select the DNS tab. Click Add... to add a new DNS server.

  10. Type your DNS domain, and then click Add... . Click Add... again, and type a second domain.

  11. Click the WINS tab. Click Add... , and enter the correct primary WINS number. Click Add... again, and enter the secondary WINS number.

  12. Click OK three times.

Windows XP

Important: As of April 8, 2014, Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP with security updates. To ensure the highest security standards, the UITS Support Center no longer registers Windows XP devices to the IU network. UITS strongly recommends that you look into the options for replacing or upgrading your Windows XP computers for full compatibility with IU systems. See About end of life for Windows XP.

  1. From the Start menu, select either Control Panel, or Settings and then Control Panel.

  2. Double-click Network Connections, and then Local Area Connection. In the Local Area Connection Status dialog box that appears, click Properties.

  3. Click to highlight Internet Protocol [TCP/IP], and then click Properties.

  4. Select Use the following IP address, and enter the IP address of your computer.

  5. Enter the correct code for the "Subnet Mask" field.

  6. Enter the correct information for the "Default Gateway" field.

  7. Enter the correct information in the "Preferred DNS Server" field and the "Alternate DNS Server" field.

  8. Click Advanced... , and then select the DNS tab. Click Add... to add a new DNS server.

  9. Type your DNS domain, and then click Add... . Click Add... again, and type a second domain.

  10. Click the WINS tab. Click Add... , and enter the correct primary WINS number. Click Add... again, and enter the secondary WINS number.

  11. Click OK three times.