Before You Register: Network Configuration Steps for Windows 10

Before you connect to the Internet, verify that all your network settings are correct. This guide will show you how to check you network settings. 

Note: These instructions will require administrator access to your office PC, if you do not have administrator access please contact the OIT Support Center

How to Configure your Network Settings in Windows 10

  1. Plug your ethernet cable into the wall jack and your computer. 

    Do not use a wireless router, switch, or hub.
  2. To configure your computer network settings for a DHCP connection - Click on the Start button and select Settings from the left side tabs. 
    Start menu with the Settings button highlighted by a red box and arrow
  3. In the Windows Settings window, click on Network & Internet.

    Windows Settings page with the Network & Internet button highlighted by a red box
  4. On the Network screen, click on Change adapter options. 

    Network & Internet windows with the Change adapter options button highlighted by a red box and arrow
  5. On the Network Connections screen, right-click on the Ethernet icon and select Properties

    Network Connections screen with Ethernet right click selected and a red box and arrow highlighting the Properties option

  6. From the Networking tab, make sure that Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) is highlighted and select Properties

    Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) selected and the Properties button highlighted by a red box and arrow
  7. Under the General tab, make sure that the following options are checked:

    Obtain an IP address automatically 
    Obtain DNS server address automatically

    Once completed, click on Ok. 

    Obtain IP address and DNS Server address automatically options selected and the OK button highlighted by a red box and arrow

You are now configured for accessing the Residence Hall Network. You should be able to register your computer


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