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DHCP Configuration of TCP/IP in Windows 2000

After you have installed the network card, TCP/IP for Windows 2000 is configured. TCP/IP should be added by default and set to DHCP without your having to configure it. However, if there are problems, follow these steps to configure TCP/IP with DHCP for Windows 2000.

  1. Check the Local Area Connection Properties Settings.

    1. Click the My Network Places icon on the Windows desktop. The Network and Dial-up Connections window opens.
    2. Right click on "Local Area Connection" and select Properties.
    3. The Local Area Connection Properties dialog box appears, as shown to the right.

    4. Verify that you have the correct Ethernet card selected in the "Connect using:" box.
    5. Verify that at least the following two items are displayed and selected in the "Components checked are used by this connection:" box:
      • Client for Microsoft Networks
      • Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
    6. Click OK.
  2. Check the Internet Protocol Properties.

    1. With "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" selected, click Properties to open the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties dialog box.
    2. Verify that the following items are selected:
      • Obtain an IP address automatically
      • Obtain DNS server address automatically
    3. Click OK to return to Local Area Connection Properties.
  3. Complete the configuration.

    1. Click OK again to complete the configuration process for Windows 2000.
    2. Restart the computer.
    3. Repeat these steps for each computer with this version of Windows on your network.

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