TCP / IP Configuration, Windows XP
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This is a description about how to configure the TCP/IP protocol in Windows XP. If you need information about how to configure TCP / IP in other Windows releases, please go to Online Support.

control panel - network
Open Control Panel window. Click on Network and Internet Connections.

(Start > Control Panel)

control panel - network connections
In this category, choose Network Connections.

control panel - network - local
Select your proper Local Area Connection (or Wireless, if you use a Wireless LAN), right-click and choose Properties.

local connection sample
This is a Local Area Connection sample.

Make sure the "Connect using" field shows your LAN adapter.

To view your TCP/IP (Internet Protocol) settings, select the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and click the Properties button.

local connection tcp sample
This is an example of basic TCP/IP protocol configuration, using fixed IP address.

IP's range 192.168.XXX.XXX are commonly used for Internal/Office/Home Lans.

If you use a router to connect to Internet, must enter IP address in Gateway and Preferred DNS server.

Our example shows our computer's IP is, and use a router with IP

If you use a router with DHCP Server (DHCP Server assigns an IP address to your computer), you may choose Obtain an IP address automatically and Obtain DNS server address automatically.

See Also: Windows Firewall.