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Lesson 5 Configuring Windows for the Internet
Objective Describe how to configure a Windows based computer to access the Internet.

Configuring Windows for the Internet

To configure TCP/IP on a Windows based computer, first make sure TCP/IP is actually installed on your client. Do this by opening the Control Panel folder, then select Network.
The Network dialog box appears:
Windows Network Dialog Box
Windows Network Dialog Box

In the Network dialog box, scroll down to TCP/IP then click the Properties button. The table below lists the options that appear. A subnet mask, gateway, and DNS must be entered before your client can use TCP/IP. Contact your system administrator or your ISP for the information you need.
Setting Description
WINS Configuration
  1. Disable or enable WINS resolution, or choose DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) or WINS resolution
  2. Specific to networks
IP Address
  1. Identifies your computer to the network
  2. Allows you to assign an address or accept automatic assignment
DNS Configuration Allows you to configure a DNS (domain name server)
  1. Gateway address for each machine on the network
  2. Primary address or router (gateway)
Net Bios Allows you to run NetBios applications over the TCP/IP Protocol
Bindings Checklist of network components that will communicate using TCP/IP
Advanced Settings Allows you to add settings and values to TCP/IP

Configuring Windows Client using TCP- IP
In the next lesson, you will learn how to configure hosts files.

Configuring Windows - Exercise

Click the exercise link below to put to the test what you have learned about concepts related to desktop configuration.
Configuring Windows - Exercise