[FAQ ID: 14]How to configure TCP/IP Properties of my computer

Suitable for: Wireless, VDSL/ADSL, Routers, IP Cameras, Print Servers

For Windows XP:
Step 1
Click Start->Control Panel->select and double click Network and internet connections->select and double click Network Connections.
 
Step 2
Double-click the Local Area Connection icon; highlight Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) tab in the Local Area Connection Properties window that appears:
 
Step 3
Double click it or click Properties. The TCP/IP Properties window will display.
 
Step 4
Now you have two ways to configure the TCP/IP protocol below:
1.     Assigned by DHCP Sever
Select Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS Server address automatically, as shown in the figure below. These may be selected by default. Then click OK to save setting.
 
2.     Assigned manually
1)    Select Use the following IP address, as shown in the following figure.
If the router’s LAN IP address is 192.168.1.1, please type in IP address 192.168.1.x (x is from 2 to 253), subnet mask 255.255.255.0, and default gateway 192.168.1.1.
 
2)    Select Use the following DNS server addresses, as shown in the following figure. And then type the DNS server IP address, which should be provided by your ISP. Finally remember to click OK to save settings.
Note: In most cases, type your local area DNS server IP addresses into it.
The Preferred DNS server is same to default gateway. For Secondary DNS server, you could leave it blank or type in 8.8.8.8.
 
Step 5
Click OK to save and apply your settings.
 
For Windows Vista & Windows 7
Step 1
Click on windows key+ R key on the keyboard at the same time.
 
Step 2
Type ncpa.cpl in the box, then press OK.
 
Step 3
Select the local area connection, right click it and select Properties.
 
Step 4
Select Internet Protocol Version 4(TCP/IPv4), double click it or click Properties.
 
Step 5
There are two ways to configure the TCP/IP Properties, Assigned by DHCP server automatically or manually.
1. Assigned by DHCP server
Select Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically. If necessary, then click OK to save the settings.
 
2.    Assigned manually
1) Select Use the following IP address, type IP address, subnet mask and default gateway IP address into it.
If the router’s LAN IP address is 192.168.1.1, please type in IP address 192.168.1.x (x is from 2 to 253), subnet mask 255.255.255.0, and default gateway 192.168.1.1.
 
2)    Select Use the following DNS server addresses, as shown in the following figure. And then type the DNS server IP address, which should be provided by your ISP. If necessary, then click OK to save the settings.
 
Note: In most cases, type your local area DNS server IP addresses into it.
The Preferred DNS server is same to default gateway. For Secondary DNS server, you could leave it blank or type in 8.8.8.8.
 
Step 6
Click OK to save and apply your settings.
 
For MAC:
Step 1
Click the Apple menu  ->select System Preferences-> Network -> Highlight Ethernet.
 
Step 2
Input the Configure IPv4 field, you have four ways to configure the IPv4 below:
 
1)    Select Using DHCP. If necessary, then click Apply to save the settings.
 
2)    Select using DHCP with manual address.
 
3)    Select "Using BootP", and then fill in the parameters like below. If necessary, then click Apply.
 
4Select "Manually", and then fill in the parameters like below. If necessary, then click Apply.
 
If the router’s LAN IP address is 192.168.1.1, please type in IP address 192.168.1.x (x is from 2 to 253), subnet mask 255.255.255.0, and default gateway 192.168.1.1.
 
Note:
1.      DNS server should be provided by your ISP. Please contact with your ISP to check them.
2.      In most cases, you could type your local area DNS server IP addresses into it. The DNS server is same to Router LAN IP address. In some cases, you could also leave it blank or type in 8.8.8.8.