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What are the steps to configure a computer to accept DHCP addressing?

Summary:

In certain cases a computer may not be able to connect to a CradlePoint router unless it is configured to accept DHCP addressing. To change your computer’s DHCP settings, follow the directions below, specific to your operating system and the way you are connecting to the router.

Contents:

Wireless (WiFi) Connections


Windows XP (Wireless)

  1. Click Start, then click Control Panel, and select Network Connection
  2. Right click on the Wireless Network Connection and select Properties
  3. In the box labeled “This connection uses the following items:” highlight (but do not uncheck) the Internet Protocol(TCP/IP) option and click Properties
  4. Select Obtain an IP Address Automatically and Obtain DNS Server Address Automatically


Windows Vista (Wireless)

  1. Click Start, then click Control Panel, and select Network and Sharing Center
  2. Under Task find Manage Network Connections 
  3. Right-Click Wireless Network Connection 
  4. Click Properties
  5. Highlight IPv4
  6. Click Properties 
  7. Select Obtain an IP Address Automatically and Obtain DNS Server Address Automatically


Windows 7 (Wireless)

  1. Click Start, then click Control Panel, and select Network and Sharing Center
  2. Under the left column find Change Adapter Settings
  3. Right-Click Wireless Network Connection
  4. Click Properties 
  5. Highlight IPv4
  6. Click Properties
  7. Select Obtain an IP Address Automatically and Obtain DNS Server Address Automatically

Windows 8 (Wireless)

  1. Go to Control Panel, and select Network and Sharing Center
  2. Under the left column find Change Adapter Settings
  3. Right-Click Wi-Fi
  4. Click Properties 
  5. Highlight IPv4
  6. Click Properties
  7. Select Obtain an IP Address Automatically and Obtain DNS Server Address Automatically

Wired (Ethernet) Connections

Windows XP (Wired)

  1. Click Start, then click Control Panel, and select Network Connection
  2. Right click on the Local Area Connection and select Properties
  3. You will see a box with a list of items labeled “This Connection uses the following items” highlight (do not uncheck) Internet Protocol(TCP/IP) and select properties
  4. Select Obtain an IP Address Automatically and Obtain DNS Server Address Automatically

Windows Vista (Wired)

  1. Click Start, then click Control Panel, and select Network and Sharing Center
  2. Under Task find Manage Network Connections 
  3. Right-Click Local Area Connection 
  4. Click Properties
  5. Highlight IPv4
  6. Click Properties 
  7. Select Obtain an IP Address Automatically and Obtain DNS Server Address Automatically

Windows 7 (Wired)

  1. Click Start, then click Control Panel, and select Network and Sharing Center
  2. Under the left column find Change Adapter Settings
  3. Right-Click Local Area Connection
  4. Click Properties 
  5. Highlight IPv4
  6. Click Properties
  7. Select Obtain an IP Address Automatically and Obtain DNS Server Address Automatically

Windows 8 (Wired)

  1. Go to Control Panel, and select Network and Sharing Center
  2. Under the left column find Change Adapter Settings
  3. Right-Click Ethernet
  4. Click Properties 
  5. Highlight IPv4
  6. Click Properties
  7. Select Obtain an IP Address Automatically and Obtain DNS Server Address Automatically

Mac OS X v10.4 (Wired)

  1. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences
  2. Click the Network Icon
  3. Select Ethernet
  4. Click the Advanced button
  5. Select the TCP/IP tab
  6. From the Configure IPv4 drop-down list, select Using DHCP

Mac OS X v10.5 (Wired)

  1. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences
  2. Click the Network Icon
  3. Select Ethernet
  4. From the Configure drop-down list, select Using DHCP

Mac OS X v10.6 (Wired)

  1. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences
  2. Click the Network Icon
  3. Select Ethernet
  4. Click the Advanced button
  5. Select the TCP/IP tab
  6. From the Configure IPv4 drop-down list, select Using DHCP

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